Free Parking in Nottingham

Free parking in Nottingham

If you are familiar with Nottingham, you will know that parking, and most definitely free parking in Nottingham, can be a little frustrating, especially if you want to be close to the city centre, so we show you the best options for free parking in Nottingham without restrictions.

4 places to park for free in Nottingham (2024)

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

Garfield Road
Deakins Place
Bramcote Street
Faraday Road

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

What to consider when parking free in Nottingham

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 car parks in Nottingham

If you are looking to park for free in Nottingham, Sneinton Market Square Car Park (NGF3 1JB) is no longer free of charge, but does charge a small fee of just £0.50p for 1 hour.

Free street parking in Nottingham

Nottingham street parking is split into different zones, so depending which zone you want to park in, will determine whether there is free parking available:

You can park for free in Nottingham’s on-street parking locations between 10pm and 8am:

ZoneAreaFree Parking
Zone 1City Centre, The Lace Market, Hockley10pm – 8am
Zone 2City Centre, Hockley10pm – 8am
Zone 3Arboretum10pm – 8am
On Street LocationZoneFree Parking
Castle Road110pm – 8am
Poplar Street110pm – 8am
North Circus Street110pm – 8am
Chaucer Street110pm – 8am
Woolpack Lane110pm – 8am
Castle Boulevard210pm – 8am
Derby Road210pm – 8am
Upper College Street210pm – 8am
Talbot Street210pm – 8am
Peel Street310pm – 8am
Ilkeston Road310pm – 8am
Waterway Street310pm – 8am

Free parking near Victoria Centre Nottingham

Victoria Centre is the ultimate shopping centre in Nottingham and the ideal place to enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy. There’s also a wide range of places to eat, including Ed’s Easy Diner, Caffe Rizolli, Subway, McDonalds and Krispy Kreme to name just a few. 

There’s also a wide range of high street shops, including Boots, Accessorize, H. Samuel and Next to name a few. Although there is parking on site, you can also use one of our recommended free parking spots nearby:

  • Garfield Road
  • Faraday Road

Free parking near Nottingham university

If you are visiting Nottingham University either to see a loved one or you are looking at studying there, there are a number of ways to get there, including bus, train and of course car.

There is an on-site car park which is pay and display, so we recommend using one of the free parking spots nearby:

  • Garfield Road
  • Faraday Road

Nottingham Park & Ride Sites

Nottingham has different park and ride options, with two pocket park and ride sites where you can park up and then jump on the bus into the city centre and then there’s 7 tram park and ride sites.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpacesType
Cotgrave Park & RideNG12 3LA33Bus
Stragglethorpe Park & RideNG12 2JZ56Bus
Clifton South Park & RideNG11 8BF1,000Tram
The Forest Park & RideNG7 6AQ972Tram
Hucknall Park & RideNG15 7TD439Tram
Moor Bridge Park & RideNG6 8AE119Tram
Phoenix Park Park & RideNG6 8AE657Tram
Toton Lane Park & RideNG9 7JA1,400Tram
Wilkinson Street Park & RideNG7 7NW600Tram

Nottingham Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket TypePrice
Bus Day Single£2.50
Bus Day Return£4.40
Tram Day Single£3
Tram Day Return£5

Free overnight parking in Nottingham

You can park for free overnight in Nottingham between 10pm and 8am at on-street parking locations across the city. These streets include:

On Street LocationZoneFree Parking
Castle Road110pm – 8am
Poplar Street110pm – 8am
North Circus Street110pm – 8am
Chaucer Street110pm – 8am
Woolpack Lane110pm – 8am
Castle Boulevard210pm – 8am
Derby Road210pm – 8am
Upper College Street210pm – 8am
Talbot Street210pm – 8am
Peel Street310pm – 8am
Ilkeston Road310pm – 8am
Waterway Street310pm – 8am

Coach parking in Nottingham

If you are travelling to Nottingham by coach, the most suitable car park is Queens Park and Ride site NG2 1AP, but coaches must give 24 hours notice before parking here.

You can book this car park by emailing busfacilities@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or ringing 0115 986 3205.

Residential parking in Nottingham

If you are a resident in Nottingham 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. The permit is free of charge but second permits will cost around £35.

About Nottingham, UK

Nottingham is home to Robin Hood, some beautiful green spaces and plenty of culture. Whether you are looking to visit museums, adrenaline fuelled attractions or some of the local eateries, there’s something for everyone to do in Nottingham.

There are a number of heritage sites in Nottinghamshire, including Wollaton Hall & Park, Bolsover Castle and Newark Castle & Gardens, so it’s great to be able to get about in a car and explore what the county has to offer.

If you’re flying into the county to visit Nottingham, you’ll likely come via East Midlands Airport. You can rent a car here and travel into Nottingham easily.

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 Nottingham:

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.

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Information was last updated on January 10th, 2024