Free Parking in Derby

Free Parking in Derby

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.

6 places to park for free in Derby (2024)

Derby is a popular city in the Midlands with plenty of heritage and attractions to explore. This can make it a busy place to drive around, especially with the addition of the pedestrian zones in the city centre.

You will also pay more for the convenience of parking close to the city centre, so if you can cope with a 15-20 minute walk, you can save money by parking at one of the recommended free parking spots instead.

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
Fleet Street
Strutt Street

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.

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

Cheapest all-day parking in Derby

We found the cheapest car park in Derby to be Assembly Rooms car park, which must be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £4, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Derby for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Derby

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Derby to be Chapel Street car park, which costs £75 per month, making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to, but you must pre-book.

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 and Enterprise Way.

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 park for free on Clarke Street, Prime Parkway, Robert Street and Enterprise Way.

Free car parks in Derby

You can park in one of the council run car parks in Derby for free between 8pm and 8am Monday to Saturday, as well as before 10am and after 4pm on Sunday:

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Darwin Place Car ParkDE1 2EWMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm
Abbey Street Car ParkDE22 3QFMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm
Grove Street Car ParkDE23 6USMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm

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

Free overnight parking in Derby

You can park overnight for free in council run car parks across Derby, between the hours of 8pm and 8am (after 4pm and before 10am on Sundays).

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Darwin Place Car ParkDE1 2EWMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm
Abbey Street Car ParkDE22 3QFMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm
Drewry Lane Car ParkDE22 3QPMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm
Grove Street Car ParkDE23 6USMon – Saturday: 8pm – 8am
Sunday: Before 10am and after 4pm

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 £3.50 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:

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.

When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.

Amber

Information was last updated on January 10th, 2024