Free parking in Lincoln can be difficult, but thanks to Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Lincoln.
4 places to park for free in Lincoln (2024)
The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Lincoln:
You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.
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
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:
- Cross Street
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 £1.20 per hour:
- University Boulevard
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 Site
|Searby Road Park and Ride
|Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS.
Lincoln Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices
|Adult Day Return
|Child Day Return
|Concession (after 9.30am weekdays)
Free overnight parking 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 £3.50 which applies between 6pm and 8am:
- 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
Alternatively, you can park for free in Lincoln after 6pm and all day Sunday at the following on-street parking locations:
- Cheviot Street
- Claremont Street West Side
- Avondale Street
Disabled parking in Lincoln
If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park at the following on-street locations across Lincoln:
- Free School Lane
- Mint lane
- Silver Street
- St Martin’s Lane
- Wigford Way
Whilst parking is not free, you will receive 1 additional hour of parking for every hour purchased.
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 for half day and £10 for a full day.
Residential parking in Lincoln
If you are a resident in Lincoln where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit which costs around £26 for the year.
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:
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.
Information was last updated on January 10th, 2024