Free Parking Swansea, UK

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.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Swansea
  • Where to park for free in Swansea
  • Cheap parking options in Swansea
  • Free council car parks
  • Swansea Park and Ride
  • Overnight parking in Swansea
  • Coach parking in Swansea
  • Free disabled parking in Swansea
  • Free motorcycle parking in Swansea
  • Residents parking in Swansea
  • About Swansea

What to know about 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

Here are our list of available free parking in Swansea, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days. Click on the maps below and the location will open in Google Maps.

Where to Park for Free in Swansea, UK

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

  • Harcourt Street
  • Watkin Street
  • Baptist Well Place
  • Wheatfield Terrace
  • St Helen’s Avenue
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Harcourt Street, 0.5 Miles

Harcourt Street is a residential area just 10 minutes from Swansea City Centre. The walk is simple, using main roads.

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Watkin Street, 0.5 Mile

Watkin Street is only half a mile, or a 10 minute walk from Swansea City Centre. The area is residential but plenty of free parking spots.

Cheap Parking in Swansea

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Swansea and these spaces are available to book in advance. You can pre-book parking from as little as just £4 per day.

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.

You can also park for free on Sundays in Swansea at the following car parks:

  • Northampton, East Burrows
  • Mariner Street
  • Paxton Street
  • Pocketts Wharf
  • The Strand (Post Office)
  • Trawler Road 

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.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpacesUse For
Landor 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 Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
Return + Parking (up to 4 Adults) £2.50

Overnight parking in Swansea

For free overnight parking in Swansea, we recommend using one of our free parking spots. If you’d rather park closer to the city centre, you can use any of these multi-storey car parks but they do have an evening tariff of just £3:

  • Quadrant
  • High Street

Coach parking in Swansea

Coaches should use the following council car parks where coaches cost £5 for up to 4 hours or £10 all day:

  • The Baths
  • St Helens
  • Sketty Lane
  • Singleton Boating Lake
  • Clyne
  • The Dairy
  • The Quarry
  • Oystermouth Foreshore
  • Southend
  • Bracelet Bay
  • Langland Bay
  • Caswell Hill
  • Caswell Bay
  • Horton
  • Port Eynon

Free disabled parking in Swansea

There is no free disabled parking in Swansea, but you can take advantage of cheap parking at Park Sreet West Car Park:

  • Up to 2 hours – £1
  • Up to 4 hours  – £1.50
  • Up to 6 hours – £2.70

Free Motorcycle parking in Swansea

If you are visiting Swansea by motorcycle or moped, you might want to plan where you are going to park. The following car parks have dedicated motorcycle parking bays that are free of charge:

  • Loughor Foreshore Car Park, Ferry Road, SA4 6TW
  • Singleton Boating Lake Car Park, off Mumbles Road, SA2 8PY
  • Baths Car Park, St Helens Road, SA1 4PQ
  • 360 Car Park, Mumbles Road, SA2 0AS
  • The Quarry Car Park, Mumbles Road, SA3 4BX
  • The Dairy Car Park, Mumbles Road, SA3 4BX
  • Oystermouth Foreshore Car Park, Oystermouth Road, SA3 4BU
  • Clyne Gardens Car Park, Mumbles Road, near SA3 5AS
  • Caswell Hill Car Park, Caswell Road, SA3 3BS
  • Park Street East Car Park, Park Street, SA1 3DJ
  • Park Street West Car Park, Park Street, SA1 3DF

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: