Free Parking in Leeds, UK

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.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Leeds
  • Where to park for free in Leeds
  • Cheap parking options in Leeds
  • Free parking near Leeds Trinity
  • Free parking near Leeds University
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Leeds
  • Leeds park and ride sites
  • Free overnight parking in Leeds
  • Coach parking in Leeds
  • Residents parking in Leeds
  • About Leeds

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

Here are our list of available free parking in Leeds, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days.

Where to Park for Free in Leeds, UK

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

  • Burton Row
  • Woodsley Road
  • Regents Terrace
  • Edwin Road
  • King’s Road

Free Parking near Trinity Leeds

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
  • Woodsley Road
  • Regents Terrace
  • Edwin Road
  • King’s 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
  • Woodsley Road
  • Regents Terrace
  • Edwin Road
  • King’s Road

Cheap Parking in Leeds City Centre

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Leeds and these spaces are available to book in advance from just £5 per day. These spaces are usually rented out by residents who have driveways or businesses who have additional parking spaces they do not use.

Free car parks in Leeds

Unfortunately there are no free car parks in Leeds, however you can certainly benefit from reduced evening rates at the following council car parks however:

  • Woodhouse Lane Car Park – special evening parking rate of £6.50 for First Arena visitors (event days only)
  • Castle Street Car Park – Reduced evening rate of £3.20
  • Quarry Hill Car Park – Reduced evening rate of £3

Free on-street parking in Leeds

If you are looking to park in the city centre on-street parking bays, you can take advantage of free parking overnight and before 10am on Sunday mornings at the following 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.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)
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 TemplarsBridge Street, Templar Lane and Templar Place.10pm – 8am (Sun- Fri)
10pm – 10am (Sat)

Leeds Park & Ride Sites

Leeds has two 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 both sites, so you just need to pay for the bus journey which takes around 10 minutes. 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

Leeds Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
Day Ticket £3.00
Saturday & Sunday (5 people) £5.00

Overnight parking in Leeds

Yes, most council car parks offer 24 hour parking, but parking charges do apply. You can use one of our recommended free parking spots or the on-street parking in the city centre, all of which offer free, unrestricted parking overnight (10pm onward for on-street parking spots).

Coach parking in Leeds

There are a couple of options for coach parking in Leeds. Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road has 9 spaces for coaches (parking should be arranged in advance) and The Brewery Car Park which costs £24 per day. 

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
  • Sovereign Street – LS1 4BA

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

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: