Free Parking in Leeds

Free Parking in Leeds

Leeds is often referred to as ‘the capital of the North’. Its a bustling city with links to the rest of the country, plenty of shops, restaurants and family activities.

If you’re looking for free parking in Leeds without restrictions, you have come to the right place.

3 places to park for free in Leeds (2024)

You can park for free in Leeds on the following streets near to the city centre:

Burton Row
Regents Terrace
Edwin Road

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

What to know about parking free in Leeds

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

Free parking near Trinity Leeds

Leeds Trinity

Trinity Leeds has everything you could want under one roof; entertainment, shops and plenty of food outlets to sample.

If you are visiting Trinity Leeds for a day of shopping and eating, you might want to find local, free parking spots to save on parking charges.

There is parking on site, but this can get expensive, especially if you are visiting for a few hours. You can park for free near Trinity Leeds on the following streets:

  • Burton Row
  • Regents Terrace
  • Edwin Road

Free Parking near Leeds University

If you have loved ones studying at the University of Leeds, you might want to find free parking nearby to save on hefty parking charges.

You can park for free near Leeds University on the following streets:

  • Burton Row
  • Regents Terrace
  • Edwin Road

Cheapest all-day parking in Leeds

We found the cheapest car park in Leeds to be Maude Street Car Park, which is just a short walk from the city centre.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £7.50, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Leeds for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Leeds

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Leeds to be Hampton By Hilton Car Park, which costs £130 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 this car park.

Free car parks in Leeds

There is only 1 free car park in Leeds, Gledhow Road car park, which is free on Sundays only.

If you want to be closer to the city centre, you can benefit from reduced rates at certain times at the following council car parks:

  • Woodhouse Lane Car Park – special evening parking rate of £6.50 between 6pm and midnight for First Arena visitors (event days only)
  • Burley Road Car Park – £3 to park for 6 hours on Saturdays
  • Hunslet Lane Car Park – £2 to park for 4 hours on Sundays
  • West Street Car Park – £2 to park for 4 hours on Sundays

Free on-street parking in Leeds

If you are looking to park in Leeds city centre’s on-street parking bays, you can take advantage of free parking overnight and before 10am on Sunday mornings as well as all day Sunday at some locations:

On-Street ZoneStreetsFree Parking
Central LeedsAlexander Street, Belgrave Street, Britania Street, Concordia Street, Cookridge Street, Cross Belgrave Street, Edward Street, Lady Lane, Maude Street, Oxford Place, Park Place, Percival Street, Pitt Row, Portland Crescent, Queen Street, Rossington Street, Sovereign Street, St. Pauls Street, St. Peters Square, Templar Street, The Calls, Thoresby Place, Tower House Street, Vicar Lane, Wade lane, Wharf Street and York Place.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
Zone Leylands and Bowman LaneBowman Lane, Bridge Street, Brunswick Row, Byron Street west, Gower Street, Leylands Road, Melbourne Street, Nile Street, North Street, Trafalgar Street, Water Lane and Waterloo Street.6pm – 8am (Mon – Sat)
Free Sundays
Zone North and WestCastle Street, Lisbon Street, Little Queen Street, Skinner Street, Westgate, Grafton Street, Grove Street and Lovell Park Road.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
Zone Park SquarePark Square East, Park Square North, Park Square South and Park Square West.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
Zone South OuterBowling Green Terrace, Braithwaite Street, Holbeck Lane, Jack Lane, Nineveh Road, Springwell Road, Springwell Street, Springwell View, Trent Street and Triumph Close.         
6pm – 8am (Mon – Sat)
Free Sundays
Zone TemplarsBridge Street, Templar Lane and Templar Place.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)

Leeds Park & Ride Sites

Leeds has three park and ride sites around the city allowing you to benefit from low cost travel into the city centre.

This option is low cost as parking is free at all sites, so you just need to pay for the bus journey which takes around 10 minutes (Temple Green not open on a weekend).

You can benefit from WiFi on the bus as well as toilet facilities at the park and ride sites.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpacesMax Height
Elland Road Park & RideLS11 0EB8002.3m
Temple Green Park & RideLS9 0AA1,0002.3m
Stourton Park & RideLS10 1FF1,200Unknown

Leeds Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Park and Ride SiteBus Ticket Charge
Elland Road Park and RideDaily: £4
Weekend: £6.50 for 5 people (not on match days)
Children (under 19): Free with paying adult
Temple Green Park and RideDaily: £4
Children (under 19): Free with paying adult
Stourton Park and RideDaily: £4
Weekend: £6.50 for 5 people, £2.50 per person
Children (under 19): Free with paying adult
Leeds park and ride ticket

Free overnight parking in Leeds

For free overnight parking in Leeds, you should use one of the following on-street parking locations, or one of the council run car parks which are free after 10pm:

On-Street Locations

On-Street ZoneStreetsFree Overnight Parking
Central LeedsAlexander Street, Belgrave Street, Britania Street, Concordia Street, Cookridge Street, Cross Belgrave Street, Edward Street, Lady Lane, Maude Street, Oxford Place, Park Place, Percival Street, Pitt Row, Portland Crescent, Queen Street, Rossington Street, Sovereign Street, St. Pauls Street, St. Peters Square, Templar Street, The Calls, Thoresby Place, Tower House Street, Vicar Lane, Wade lane, Wharf Street and York Place.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
Zone Leylands and Bowman LaneBowman Lane, Bridge Street, Brunswick Row, Byron Street west, Gower Street, Leylands Road, Melbourne Street, Nile Street, North Street, Trafalgar Street, Water Lane and Waterloo Street.6pm – 8am (Mon – Sat)
Free Sundays
Zone North and WestCastle Street, Lisbon Street, Little Queen Street, Skinner Street, Westgate, Grafton Street, Grove Street and Lovell Park Road.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
Zone Park SquarePark Square East, Park Square North, Park Square South and Park Square West.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
Zone South OuterBowling Green Terrace, Braithwaite Street, Holbeck Lane, Jack Lane, Nineveh Road, Springwell Road, Springwell Street, Springwell View, Trent Street and Triumph Close.         
6pm – 8am (Mon – Sat)
Free Sundays
Zone TemplarsBridge Street, Templar Lane and Templar Place.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)

Car Parks

  • Castle Street Car Park
  • Hunslet Lane Car Park
  • West Street Car Park

Coach parking in Leeds

There are a couple of options for coach parking in Leeds. Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road has 12 spaces for coaches (parking should be arranged in advance) and costs £15 for all-day parking (or £10 for 5 hours).

For coach drop-offs, there are a number of options:

  • Great George Street- LS1 3BB
  • Kirkgate – LS2 7DJ
  • Lower Briggate – LS1 6ER
  • Edward Street – LS2 7NT

Residential parking permits in Leeds

If you are a resident in Leeds where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit.

In order to apply, you will need to prove you are a resident, so will be required to provide proof of address and proof of vehicle. 

The residents parking permit is free of charge and you will be required to renew your pass every 3 years. Replacement permits cost £10.

About Leeds, UK

Corn Exchange Leeds

Up in Yorkshire, they call Leeds ‘the Capital of Yorkshire’, although this is an unofficial term. The city is full of culture, energy and of course, offers a friendly Yorkshire welcome.

The city centre itself is quite small, so accessible for all but has a huge range of entertainment options, from a world class arena to award winning theatres.

You will never be short of restaurants to choose when you visit Leeds, with plenty of diverse cuisines to sample.

The canal is a great option if you love walking, in fact the canal trail goes all the way from Leeds, over to Liverpool crossing some stunning scenery in the process.

If it’s nightlife you are looking for, you will not be disappointed. Leeds is packed with quirky bars, live music venues and of course, a range of theatres for those who want something a little less lively.

Leeds is accessible easily by main motorway links, train routes and airports, with Leeds Bradford Airport just a short bus or car ride away.

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 Leeds:

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