Free Parking in Northampton

Free Parking in Northampton

Finding free parking in Northhampton can be difficult, but thanks for Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Northampton, either for a day out shopping or just to relieve your commuting costs.

4 places to park for free in Northampton (2024)

First up, we’re going to show you some locations that have no restrictions, so you can freely park at any time of the day. You can park for free in Northampton on the following streets near to the town centre:

Hunter Street
Millbrook Close
Dallington Road
Merthyr Road

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

What to know about parking free in Northampton

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 Northampton

If you happen to commute into Northampton from outside towns and villages, you will know that car parking fees can soon add up. We have found the cheapest car park in Northampton to be B&Q Northampton car park, which can be pre-booked and you do not need to be a customer.

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

Cheapest monthly parking in Northampton

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Northampton to be Morrisons, Victoria Promenade car park, which costs £75 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, although this must be pre-booked.

Free parking near Northampton Hospital

If you are visiting Northampton Hospital, you can expect to pay anywhere between £3.20 and £10 to park, depending on how long you are likely to be visiting for.

You can park at any of the following free parking spots near to Northampton Hospital to avoid paying these charges:

  • Hunter Street (closest at 0.8 miles away)

The following free parking spots are all within a 2 mile journey, so we recommend using the local bus service:

  • Dallington Road
  • Merthyr Road

Free car parks in Northampton

You can park free of charge in Northampton in council run car parks on weekends for a period of 2 hours at the following car parks:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Chalk Lane Car ParkNN1 2RW110Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)
Doddridge Street Car ParkNN1 2RN75Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)
Horsemarket Car ParkNN1 2RH27Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)
Commercial Street Car ParkNN1 1PJ250Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)
Commercial Street South Car ParkNN1 1PJ48Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)
Mayorhold Shoppers Car ParkNN1 3AH1,073Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)
Newlands Car ParkNN1 3EL59Saturday and Sunday (2 hours)

Northampton park and ride sites

There is one park and ride site in Northampton named Sixfields, that offers exceptional value when visiting the town. Parking is free at Sixfields park and ride in Northampton, however, you will be required to purchase a bus ticket into Northampton.

All buses have WiFi as well as USB charging to keep you connected at all times.

Sixfields park and ride in Northampton has approximately 700 spaces and is open to university staff, students and visitors. The site is open between 6am and 10pm Monday to Friday.

Car ParkAddressSpaces
SixfieldsThe Saints Car Park, Edgar Mobbs Way, Sixfields, NN5 5JR700

Northampton Park & Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket TypePrice
Adult Return£1.10

Overnight parking in Northampton

For free overnight parking in Northampton, we recommend using one of our free parking spots.

Alternatively, you can use any of these council car parks but there is an overnight charge of £2.20:

Car ParkAddressSpaces
Chalk Lane Car ParkNN1 2RW110
Doddridge Street Car ParkNN1 2RN75
Horsemarket Car ParkNN1 2RH27
Commercial Street Car ParkNN1 1PJ250
Commercial Street South Car ParkNN1 1PJ48
Mayorhold Shoppers Car ParkNN1 3AH1,073
Newlands Car ParkNN1 3EL59

Disabled parking in Northampton

If you have a Blue Badge, you can park for free at any of the following council run car parks in and around Northampton:

  • The Ridings
  • Commercial Street South
  • Doddridge Street Car Park
  • Marefair Car Park
  • Horsemarket Car Park
  • Mayorhold Shoppers Car Park

Motorcycle parking in Northampton

Motorcycles are permitted to park free of charge in council run car parks in Northampton. Where there are dedicated motorcycle parking bays, you should park clearly in these spaces. Motorcycle parking is permitted at the following car parks:

  • The Ridings
  • Commercial Street South
  • Doddridge Street Car Park
  • Marefair Car Park
  • Horsemarket Car Park
  • Mayorhold Shoppers Car Park

Residential parking in Northampton

If you are a resident in Northampton 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 also be purchased.

About Northampton, UK

Northampton has a wide range of things to do, from shopping to parks and museums to explore.

There are multiple parks and gardens to enjoy in and around Northampton, including Hunsbury Hill Country Park and Sywell Country Park. There are also houses to explore if you are into heritage venues which include Althorp House and Cottesbrook Hall and Gardens.

Northampton is also home to a number of shopping experiences, from high street stores to farmers markets and retail parks.

After a long day exploring, you can sample some of the restaurants, cafes and independent eateries that are in and around Northampton.

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 Northampton:

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