Free Parking in St Andrews

Free parking in St Andrews

If you are visiting St Andrews, either for a day of exploring or meeting up with friends & family, you can find a free parking spot in St Andrews without restrictions before you set off for a stress free trip.

7 places to park for free in St Andrews (2024)

You can park for free in St Andrews at the following locations near to the town centre:

West Sands
Nelson Street
Pipeland Road
Livingstone Crescent
King Street
St Leonards Road
Broomfaulds Avenue

What to consider when parking free in St Andrews

When parking, ensure you park your vehicle considerately:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Park across one bay only
  • Don’t double park
  • Look out for newly installed parking signs

Free car parks in St Andrews

You can park for free at Murray Place Car Park in St Andrews. Alternatively, you can park for free in St Andrews’s council run car parks between 5pm and 9am Monday to Friday and before 1pm on Sundays. Car parks include:

Car ParkFree Parking
Murray Place Car ParkAt all times
St Mary’s Place Car Park5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Argyle Street (North) Car Park5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Argyle Street (South) Car Park5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Bruce Embankment Car Park5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday (free between 1st October and 31st March)

If you are visiting St Andrews during off-peak season (between 1st October and 31st March), you can park for free in Bruce Embankment car park, which is just a short 5 minute walk to the town centre, or a 2 minute walk to West Sands beach.

Bruce Embankment car park
Bruce Embankment car park

Free on-street parking in St Andrews

You can park for free at pay and display on-street locations in St Andrews between 5pm and 9am (up until 1pm on Sunday).

These locations are close to the town centre and other popular attractions. These on-street parking locations include:

On Street LocationFree Parking
Market Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Bell Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Greyfriars Garden5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
South Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
North Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Queens Gardens5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
St. Mary’s Place5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
St Andrews Castle
St Andrews Castle and Beach

Park and ride sites in St Andrews

The nearest park and ride site to St Andrews is Halbeath Park and Ride with the X59 and X60 bus travelling to and from St Andrews regularly.

Parking at Halbeath Park and Ride is free of charge, you just need to pay for the bus journey.

The site is very equipped with toilets, seating, TV, vending machine and travel information. There’s over 1,100 parking spaces, 48 of which are disabled spaces and there are 20 electric charge points.

Free overnight parking in St Andrews

Parking is free in St Andrews between 5pm and 9am at council run car parks and on-street parking locations in the centre of the town. These locations include:

Car ParkFree Parking
St Mary’s Place Car Park5pm – 9am
Argyle Street (North) Car Park5pm – 9am
Argyle Street (South) Car Park5pm – 9am
Bruce Embankment Car Park5pm – 9am
On Street LocationFree Parking
Market Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Bell Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Greyfriars Garden5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
South Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
North Street5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
Queens Gardens5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday
St. Mary’s Place5pm – 9am and before 1pm Sunday

Free coach parking in St Andrews

If you are travelling to St Andrews by coach, there are a few free parking options available to you, most being on-street parking. The most accessible is West Sands Road where there are multiple dedicated coach parking spots.

St Andrews Coach Parking

Alternatively, there are a wide range of coach parks close to St Andrews that offer free parking. These can be found here.

Residential parking permits in St Andrews

If you are a resident living in one of St Andrews’ permit parking areas, you can apply for a residents parking permit. Parking permits cost around £100 per year. You will need to provide proof of address when applying.

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 St Andrews:

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 12th, 2024