Free Parking in Swansea

Free parking in Swansea can be difficult, but thanks for Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Swansea.

5 places to park for free in Swansea (2024)

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

Harcourt Street
Watkin Street
Baptist Well Place
Wheatfield Terrace
St Helen’s Avenue

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

What to consider when parking free in Swansea

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 Swansea

We found the cheapest car park in Swansea to be Swansea Marina car park, which can be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £4.75, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Swansea for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Swansea

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Swansea to be Swansea Marina 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 you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Swansea

You can park for free in Swansea at Civic Centre (East Car Park) which offers 2 hours of free parking.

Swansea Park & Ride Sites

There are two park and ride sites that serve Swansea, both within 1.5 miles of the city centre so you can be sure your commute by bus will be quick and stress free. Both car parks have toilet facilities and vending machines.

Parking costs £2.50 and this charge includes bus travel into Swansea for up to 4 people.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpacesUse For
Landore Park & RideLandore Park and Ride, Cross Valley Link Road, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2JT.450 (25 disabled spaces)High Street, Railway Station
Fabian Way Park & RideFabian Way Park and Ride, Fabian Way, Swansea, SA1 8LD.550 (23 disabled spaces)Swansea Bus Station, Quay Parade

Swansea Park and Ride Prices

Ticket TypePrice
Return Bus + Parking (up to 4 adults)£2.50

Free overnight parking in Swansea

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

If you’d rather park in a public car park overnight in Swansea, you can use any of these car parks which are free at certain times:

  • Northampton Lane, SA1 4EW (9pm – 8am)
  • Park Street, SA1 3DF (9pm – 8am)

Coach parking in Swansea

If you are travelling to Swansea by coach, you can park at Fabian Way Park and Ride which costs £10 per stay.

If you are just looking to drop passengers off in Swansea, you can park at the following locations for 10 minutes free of charge:

  • Swansea Museum – Burrows Place, SA1 1SN
  • Wellington Street, SA1 3QR
  • Dragon Hotel, The Kingsway, SA1 5LS

Free disabled parking in Swansea

If you are a blue badge holder, you can park for free at the following council run on-street parking locations in Swansea:

  • Christina Street, SA1 4EW
  • Castle Street, SA1 1HZ
  • Craddock Street, SA1 3HE
  • De-La Beche Street, SA1 3EY

Residential parking in Swansea

If you are a resident in Swansea 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 and holiday permits can also be purchased.

About Swansea, UK

Swansea is Wales’ second largest city with a wide range of things to do, from enjoying the 5 miles of bay, visiting the quirky pubs and exploring the host of museums there is in this wonderful city. 

Ideal for families, there are plenty of green spaces, parks and children’s play areas to enjoy in and around Swansea, taking you away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

If it’s shopping you’re looking for, Swansea will not disappoint. There’s a wide range of high street names as well as independent shops and boutiques to explore.

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 Swansea:

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 13th, 2024