Free Parking in Newcastle

Free parking in Newcastle

Newcastle is a popular and bustling city in the North East of England so parking can be quite restrictive, but there most certainly are free parking options available in Newcastle without restrictions.

Most free parking spots in Newcastle can be found on residential streets or industrial estates within walking distance of Newcastle.

4 places to park for free in Newcastle (2024)

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

Summerhill Grove
Croydon Road
Beaconsfield Street
Walter Terrace

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

What to know about parking free in Newcastle

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 Newcastle

The cheapest car park in Newcastle is Holiday Inn Newcastle, which you can book even if you are not staying at the hotel, for just £1 per hour – but it must be pre-booked, you cannot just turn up.

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

Free parking near Newcastle Train Station

If you are travelling by train out of Newcastle, you might want to save money by finding a free parking spot before you travel. You can park for free at the following streets near to Newcastle Train Station:

  • Summerhill Grove
  • Croydon Road
  • Beaconsfield Road
  • Walter Terrace

Newcastle train station is located centrally in the city so parking around the station can become costly, especially if you are heading out of the city for a few days.

The train station has great public transport links, so you can jump on the bus from your free parking spot which will take you right to the train station to save you the walk.

Free parking near Northumbria University

If you are visiting loved ones at Northumbria University, you can park for free on the following streets close to Northumbria University, to avoid paying any parking charges at the university:

  • Summerhill Grove
  • Croydon Road
  • Beaconsfield Road
  • Walter Terrace

These free parking spots around Newcastle are unrestricted, so you don’t have to keep clock watching during your visit.

Free parking near St James’ Park

St James’ Park is home to Newcastle United Football Club and during the football season, is a hub of activity. If you are visiting to watch the game, we recommend finding a free parking spot nearby, to avoid getting stuck in match day traffic.

You can park for free near St James’ Park on the following streets:

  • Summerhill Grove
  • Croydon Road
  • Beaconsfield Road
  • Walter Terrace

Some streets close to the ground may have match day restrictions.

Free car parks around Newcastle

There are several car parks in Newcastle that offer all day free parking, including Algernon Road car park and Walkergate car park. These car parks are slightly further out of the city centre.

Council run multi-storey car parks in Newcastle offer free parking after 7pm and before 8am Mon-Sunday, which include:

  • Eldon Garden Car Park
  • Eldon Square Car Park
  • Grainger Town Car Park
  • Dean Street Car Park
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Eldon Garden Car ParkPercy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RT445Mon – Sun: 7pm – 8am
Eldon Square Car ParkPercy Street, NE1 7RZ497Mon – Sun: 7pm – 8am
Grainger Town Car ParkWaterloo Square, NE1 4DP401Mon – Sun: 7pm – 8am
Dean Street Car ParkDean Street, NE1 1PG247Mon – Sun: 7pm – 8am

Vehicles parked and clearly displaying a valid blue badge in the correct manner can park free of charge in all Newcastle City Council operated car parks in disabled bays and pay-and-display bays. 

Free on-street parking Newcastle

If you’d prefer to use an on-street parking spot rather than a car park, you can park for free on the following streets in and around Newcastle City Centre at the specified times:

The following streets offer free parking in Newcastle between 6.30pm and 8am:

  • Blandford Square
  • Carliol Square
  • Dean Street
  • Elmfield Road
  • Gibson Street
  • Henry Street
On-Street LocationSpacesFree Parking
Blandford Square326.30pm – 8am
Carliol Square556.30pm – 8am
Dean Street286.30pm – 8am
Elmfield Road196.30pm – 8am
Gibson Street456.30pm – 8am
Henry Street226.30pm – 8am

The following streets offers free parking in Newcastle on Saturday and Sunday:

  • Archibald Street
  • Castle Farm Road
  • Elsdon Road
  • Hedley Street
  • Henry Street
  • Regent Avenue
  • Regent Road
On-Street LocationSpacesFree Parking
Archibald Street15Saturday and Sunday
Castle Farm Road30Saturday and Sunday
Elsdon Road6Saturday and Sunday
Hedley Street7Saturday and Sunday
Henry Street22Saturday and Sunday
Regent Avenue3Saturday and Sunday
Regent Road6Saturday and Sunday

Free overnight parking in Newcastle

Free overnight parking in Newcastle is available at the following on-street parking locations and council run car parks:

On-Street LocationSpacesFree Parking
Blandford Square326.30pm – 8am
Carliol Square556.30pm – 8am
Dean Street286.30pm – 8am
Elmfield Road196.30pm – 8am
Gibson Street456.30pm – 8am
Henry Street226.30pm – 8am
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Eldon Garden Car ParkPercy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RT445Mon – Sun: 5pm – 8am
Eldon Square Car ParkPercy Street, NE1 7RZ497Mon – Sun: 5pm – 8am
Grainger Town Car ParkWaterloo Square, NE1 4DP401Mon – Sun: 5pm – 8am
Dean Street Car ParkDean Street, NE1 1PG247Mon – Sun: 5pm – 8am

Coach parking in Newcastle

The most popular coach car park in Newcastle is Ord Street, which offers spaces for HGV’s and coaches. The car park is central so great for dropping passengers and parking safely.

Free parking is available between 6pm and 8am, otherwise charges are 60p per hour, or £3 all day.

Residential parking in Newcastle

If you are a resident in Newcastle and live in a restricted parking zone, you can apply for a residents parking permit.

The first parking permit costs £25 for the year. There are discounts available, for example if your vehicle is low emissions. 

You will need to provide proof of address, proof of vehicle and a utility bill.

About Newcastle, Tyne & Wear

Newcastle Upon Tyne is a true metropolitan city in the North East of England. It’s home to world class shops, restaurants, a university and cultural museums. 

Newcastle has something for everyone, from those wanting to enjoy a day of retail therapy to those wanting to sample the sights. 

If you plan on visiting Newcastle for a day or a long weekend, you can sample some of the live music or theatre shows after enjoying a delicious meal at one of the cities tasty restaurants.

There are excellent transport links in and out of Newcastle, with a direct train line to London and Edinburgh, so it’s incredible accessible for everyone.

If you are travelling out of the country for a few days, why not see what free parking is available near Newcastle Airport?

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 Newcastle Upon Tyne:

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