Free Parking Lincoln, UK

Free parking in Lincoln can be difficult, but thanks for Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Lincoln.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Lincoln
  • Where to park for free in Lincoln
  • Free Parking near Lincoln Cathedral
  • Free Parking near Lincoln Railway Station
  • Cheap parking options in Lincoln
  • Free council car parks
  • Park and Ride sites Lincoln
  • Overnight parking in Lincoln
  • Motorhome parking in Lincoln
  • Coach parking in Lincoln
  • Residents parking in Lincoln
  • About Lincoln

What to know about parking free in Lincoln

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 Lincoln, 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 Lincoln, UK

The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Lincoln:

  • Lee Road
  • Winn Street
  • Tempest Street
  • Sincil Bank
  • Cross Street
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Lee Road, 0.9 Miles

Lee Road has plenty of free parking spots available within a 20 minute walk of Lincoln City Centre.

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Winn Street, 1 Mile

Winn Street has plenty of free parking spots as it spans a large distance. The area is residential but near the railway line there is less houses so better for leaving your car all day.

Free Parking near Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral is located quite central to Lincoln city centre so parking often comes at a premium. We recommend parking at one of these free parking spots:

  • Lee Road
  • Winn Street
  • Tempest Street

Free Parking near Lincoln Railway Station

Lincoln Railway Station is just a stones throw away from a number of free parking spots. We recommend:

  • Sincil Bank
  • Cross Street

Cheap Parking in Lincoln

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Lincoln and these spaces are available to book in advance. You can book these cheap parking spaces for as little as just £3 per day.

Free car parks in Lincoln

Unfortunately, there are no car parks in Lincoln that offer free parking but the following car park is the cheapest in the area at just £1 per hour:

  • Ropewalk, Lincoln LN6 7DQ

Lincoln Park & Ride Sites

Lincoln has one park and ride site that is located at the Waitrose Supermarket (use same car park). You can park for free and then you just need to pay for the bus ticket into Lincoln.

Park and Ride SiteAddress
Searby Road Park and RideSearby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS.

Lincoln Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
Adult Day Return £2.60
Child Day Return FREE
Concession (after 9.30am weekdays) FREE

Is overnight parking available in Lincoln

For free overnight parking in Lincoln, we recommend using one of our free parking spots. Alternatively, you can use any of these council car parks, although there is a small charge of around £2.80:

  • Broadgate, Saint Rumbold’s Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AP
  • County Hall, West Parade, Lincoln, LN1 1DN
  • Rosemary Lane, Lincoln, LN2 5AT
  • Waterside North Car Park, Waterside North, Lincoln, LN2 5DQ (weekends only)
  • Chaplin Street, Lincoln, LN5 7BN
  • Sewell Road, Lincoln, LN2 5QX

Motorhome parking in Lincoln

If your motorhome will fit in a standard parking bay (2.5m x 5m), and you wish to park in one of the car parks in Lincoln, you will need to purchase a pay and display ticket as normal. Overnight camping is not permitted. 

Alternatively, you can use one of our recommended free spots in and around Lincoln.

Coach parking in Lincoln

The city’s main coach park is at Stagecoach Lincolnshire Garage off Great Northern Terrace (LN5 8HJ), with full facilities and a bus service in and out of the city centre for coach drivers.

You can opt for either half day or full day parking, starting at just £5.50.

Residential parking in Lincoln

If you are a resident in Lincoln 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.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased as yearly permits.

About Lincoln, UK

Lincoln is perhaps most famous for its stunning cathedral, which sits proudly in the centre of the city, with easy access from the railway station and local amenities.

Lincoln is made up of a number of quirky areas including Cathedral Quarter, Cornhill Quarter and Cultural Quarter. All of these areas of the city have their own quirky personalities and it means you can support local businesses.

The city itself is quite small and compact, so it can be explored easily in a day. Everything is within walking distance, so use one of our recommended free parking spots and get exploring.

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 Lincoln: