Preston is a town located in the heart of Lancashire, with fantastic transport links to the North West and beyond. Preston without restrictions so you can discover the market town as stress freely as possible.
6 places to park for free in Preston (2024)
You can park for free in Preston on the following streets near to the town centre:
You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.
What to consider when parking free in Preston
When parking, please be considerate of others:
- Ensure you don’t block any driveways
- Park across one bay only
- Don’t double park
- Look out for newly installed parking signs
Free parking near Preston Train Station
If you are traveling out of Preston for the day by train, you can park for free near Preston train station on the following streets, which are all around 1 mile away and should take around 20 minutes to walk:
- Great Hanover Street
- St Paul’s Road
- Essex Street
- Greenbank Street
- Bold Street
Cheapest all-day parking in Preston
We found the cheapest car park in Preston to be Fishergate Shopping Centre car park, which can be pre-booked, even if you are not a customer.
You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £8.50, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Preston for the full day.
Cheapest monthly parking in Preston
We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Preston to be The Pavilions car park, which costs £40 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 Preston
You can park for free in Preston at UCLAN, Victoria Car Park II, (PR1 7EA), Victoria Road, (PR5 4AY) and Liverpool Road, (PR1 0DA) on Saturday and Sunday.
Free disabled parking in Preston
If you are a blue badge holder, you can park for free for up to 4 hours in Preston at Chapel Yard car park, Fleet Street, Preston, PR1 2UT.
This car park is open 24 hours and has 30 spaces. When using this car park, your blue badge clock must be set correctly.
Free motorcycle parking in Preston
You can park your motorcycle for free in Preston at both Avenham Car Park (PR1 3XA) and Hill Street Car Park (PR1 2BB). You must park in a dedicated motorcycle bay, otherwise standard charges apply.
Overnight parking in Preston
Although council car parks in Preston don’t offer free overnight parking, you can use one of the following public car parks that are free after 6pm:
- UCLAN, Victoria Car Park II, PR1 7EA
- Victoria Road, PR5 4AY
- Liverpool Road, PR1 0DA
Motorhome parking in Preston
If you are looking for motorhome parking in and around Preston, you can use the following car parks, although overnight camping is not permitted:
- Hill Street car park, Hill Street, Preston, PR1 2BB – £3 overnight
If you take up more than one space, you must purchase multiple tickets.
Residential parking in Preston
If you live in an area of Preston where parking permits are required, you can apply for a parking permit.
Parking permits cost around £25 for the year. In order to apply, you will need to provide proof of residence as well as forms of identification and a utility bill.
About Preston, UK
For a small town in the North West, Preston is rich in heritage and history, with a wide range of museums and art galleries to enjoy and explore. There is a range of stunning architecture to take in, from the Preston Cenotaph to Samlesbury Hall.
If you’re looking to get out and explore the green space, there are a wide range of parks to enjoy, including Winckley Square Gardens, Avenham & Miller Parks and Haslam Park, which sits conveniently by the Lancaster Canal.
For those who want to partake in some retail therapy, there are plenty of shops to browse, from local markets to high street stores. There’s a wide range of independent shops, boutiques and farmers markets to support local businesses.
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 Preston:
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