Free Parking in Derby, UK

Whether you are visiting Derby for a football match, a day of shopping or just visiting the city, you’ll be pleased to know there are free parking spots available in and round the city centre. Here we’ll show you where to park in Derby without any restrictions and within walking distance from the city centre for a stress free experience.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Derby
  • Where to park for free in Derby
  • Free parking near Pride Park Stadium
  • Free parking near Derby Museum
  • Cheap parking options in Derby
  • Free council car parks
  • Derby park and ride sites
  • Free overnight parking in Derby
  • Coach parking in Derby
  • Residents parking in Derby
  • About Derby

What to know about parking free in Derby

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
  • Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route

Here are our list of available free parking in Derby, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days. Click on the maps below and the location will open in Google Maps.

Where to Park for Free in Derby, UK

Derby has plenty of free parking spots available, most of which can be found on either residential streets near to the city centre, or next to industrial estates that usually have more space to park as the roads are wider. You can park for free in Derby on the following streets near to the city centre:

  • Clarke Street
  • Prime Parkway
  • Robert Street
  • Enterprise Way
  • Canal Street
  • Fleet Street
  • Strutt Street

Free Parking near Pride Park Stadium

Pride Park is home to Derby County Football club and is a very popular venue during the football season. If you’re visiting for a game, you will want to find free or cheap parking nearby. There is a park and ride site located right next to the stadium which you can use for just £3 per day, but if you want completely free parking, use one of the following free parking spots, which are within walking distance of Pride Park:

  • Clarke Street
  • Prime Parkway
  • Robert Street
  • Enterprise Way
  • Canal Street

Free Parking near Derby Museum

Derby Museum is an incredibly exciting and educational day out for the whole family. If you are looking to delve into Derby’s heritage, it’s worth a visit, especially on a rainy day.

Because the museum is located in the centre of Derby, you can use one of the following free parking spots:

  • Clarke Street
  • Prime Parkway
  • Robert Street
  • Enterprise Way
  • Canal Street

Cheap Parking in Derby

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Derby and these spaces are available to book in advance from just £2 per day.

Free car parks in Derby

Unfortunately, there are no car parks that offer free parking in and around Derby, so we recommend you use one of our free parking spots or for a secure car park space, use park and ride.

Derby Park & Ride Sites

There are two conveniently located park and ride sites in and around Derby, both of which allow you to access Derby, for as low cost as possible. Both sites charge per car, not per person, so up to seven people can travel with one ticket. The price for both routes includes the parking and the bus ride to Derby city centre and back again. Free WiFi is available on all buses so you can stay connected on your journey.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpaces
Meteor Centre Park and RideDE21 4SY47
Pride Park Park and RideDE24 8BW1,100

Is overnight parking available in Derby

We recommend you use one of the free parking spots in and around Derby, so you can leave your car overnight without having to worry about clock watching. There are no car parks around Derby that offer free overnight parking.

If you are leaving your car overnight in one of the recommended free parking spots, be sure to take any valuables with you.

Coach parking in Derby

There is one dedicated coach park in Derby, which is located at Phoenix Street Coach Park 1 Phoenix Street, Derby DE1 2ER.

Although it’s not free parking, it is cheap at just £5.50 for 24 hours, so it’s ideal if you are visiting for the whole day.

Coach drivers can use Derby Bus Station as a drop-off point but there is a cost of £3.5o to access the station.

Residential parking in Derby

If you live in Derby, you can apply for a residents permit to park in restricted zones.

You can apply for the permit which is issued free of charge, allowing you to park in the disc zones around your home, which costs around £25 for 1 year.

In order to apply, you will need to provide proof of address, a utility bill and proof of vehicle ownership.

About Derby

Derby is a city steeped in history with a strong prevalence on the Industrial Revolution, which can be explored by visiting Derby Museum.

In present day, the city is packed with plenty of arts, culture and outdoor spaces to enjoy, including Derby Cathedral, which stands proudly as one of the city’s most historic focal points.

If shopping is more your thing, you can sample the local retail areas including Cathedral Quarter for your local shopping experience, Derby Market Hall for your every day essentials and Derbion for your high street names.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Derby: