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Information about parking in Bristol
Bristol sits just South of the junction between the M4 and the M5, with both motorways easily accessible and only a short drive away. The M4 subsequently connects Bristol to cities like London to the East and Cardiff to the West. The M5 in turn provides great access to Bristol from the Southwest and the North of the country.
Some additional information about parking in Bristol, to cater to all your parking needs
Much of Bristol city centre is a Controlled Parking Zone, and other areas are also restricted to resident permits only, so parking in the middle can be quite difficult at certain times. Despite this, there are still a large number of pay-and-display bays and spaces throughout the city – plus there are areas just outside the centre which have no restrictions at all.
On-street pay-and-display spaces typically operate from 8am-6pm within the central zone – but be aware that there is also usually a special charge that applies from 6pm until midnight. For visitors, parking in these spaces will be no less than £3 per hour, but each location can have slightly differing times and prices – so make sure you read signposts when you park up.
To find information on available on-street spaces in Bristol, you can use our parking map.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Colston Street/Bristol 1 Hour Group Bristol City Council Free / 6 hours 15 hours Christmas Street/Bristol 1 Hour Group Bristol City Council Free / 6 hours 15 hours Trenchard Street/Bristol 2 Hour Plus Eve Group Bristol City Council Free / 6 hours 6 hours St Stephens Avenue/Bristol Old City 1 Hour Group Bristol City Council £0.50 / 15 minutes 15 hours Lower Park Row/Bristol 2 Hour Plus Eve Group Bristol City Council Free / 6 hours 6 hours
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