Free Parking in Norwich

Free Parking in Norwich

If you are familiar with Norwich, you will know that parking, and most definitely free parking in Norwich can be difficult due to the restrictions, so we show you the best options for free parking in Norwich without restrictions.

4 places to park for free in Norwich (2024)

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

Quebec Road
Lionwood Road
Cubitt Road
Morley Street

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

What to consider when parking free in Norwich

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 Norwich

We found the cheapest car park in Norwich to be Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre car park, which you can book even if you are not staying at the hotel – but it must be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £6, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Norwich for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Norwich

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Norwich to be Morrison’s, Albion Way car park, which costs £100 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 car parks in Norwich

Norwich council run car parks are no longer free of charge at any time of the day. An evening charge of £3 is now applicable at the following car parks:

  • The Chantry, NR2 1RG
  • Chapel Field Road, NR1 3SH
  • Golden Dog Lane, NR3 1HS
  • St Saviours Lane, NR3 1AA
  • Elm Hill, NR3 1HN
  • Pottergate, NR2 1DX
  • Queens Road, NR1 3PG
  • Rouen Road, NR1 1QU
  • St Crispins, NR3 3DN

Free parking near Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral is located near to the town centre so nearby parking can be quite expensive, especially if you are visiting for the day.

Use one of our recommended free parking spots so you don’t need to clock watch during your visit to Norwich Cathedral:

  • Quebec Road
  • Lionwood Road
  • Cubitt Road
  • Morley Street

Norwich Park & Ride Sites

There are six park and ride sites in and around Norwich, allowing you to access to city centre by bus whilst parking your car for free. All park and ride sites have toilets, baby changing facilities, cycle parking and CCTV.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpaces
Airport Park and RideNR6 6JT620
Harford Park & RideNR4 6US1,014
Postwick Park & RideNR13 5NP552
Sprowston Park & RideNR7 8RN792
Thickthorn Park & RideNR9 3AU726
Costessey Park & RideNR9 3LX1,100

Norwich Park & Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket TypePrice
Adult Day£4.00
5-19£1.70
Concession£2.20

Overnight parking in Norwich

There is no longer any free overnight parking in Norwich (unless you use one of our recommended free parking spots). Evening parking costs £3 at the following car parks:

  • The Chantry, NR2 1RG
  • Chapel Field Road, NR1 3SH
  • Golden Dog Lane, NR3 1HS
  • St Saviours Lane, NR3 1AA
  • Elm Hill, NR3 1HN
  • Pottergate, NR2 1DX
  • Queens Road, NR1 3PG
  • Rouen Road, NR1 1QU
  • St Crispins, NR3 3DN

Free parking is available between 6.30pm and 5am the following morning, so ideal if you’re heading out to enjoy the nightlife.

Free coach parking in Norwich

Coaches visiting Norwich can park for free at the following car parks:

Long stay coach parking offering 4 hours FREE parking:

  • King Street, NR1 2BU
  • Rouen Road, NR1 1QP

If you are just dropping your passengers off in Norwich, you can use one of these drop-off points which allow 15 minutes parking:

  • Bank Plain, NR2 1JT – 15 minutes
  • Ber Street, NR1 3EU – 15 minutes
  • Castle Meadow, NR1 3PY – 15 minutes
  • Theatre Street, NR2 1RG – 15 minutes
  • Wherry Road, NR1 1WZ – 15 minutes

Residential parking in Norwich

If you are a resident in Norwich 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.

Prices for a one year permit start at £32.80 but it will depend on the size of your vehicle.

About Norwich, UK

Nestled in Norfolk, Norwich is a fantastic mix between historic and modern, with plenty of stunning architecture to see as well as a wide array of high street shops and eateries to enjoy.

Norman Cathedral stands proudly in the city and among the cobbled streets, a must for any visitor to Norwich.

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting by car, you can explore the National Park that Norwich sits within, getting to take in the sights and the fresh air around this beautiful city.

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 Norwich:

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