Information about parking in Bath
Driving to and parking in Bath
It is relatively easy to drive to Bath, being just a short drive from the M4 and having the A36 and A4 leading straight through the city centre. However, owing to the historic street layout of the centre of Bath, there are a number of one way streets and bus lanes, which drivers should be on the lookout for.
In Bath city centre, there are 3,500 car parking spaces, spread over thirteen car parks. The largest of these is at Charlotte Street, which has over 1,000 spaces, closely followed by SouthGate with 876 spaces.
In addition to this, there is a limited amount of on-street parking where charges apply Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm. Usually there is a maximum stay of 1 or 2 hours in these on-street parking zones, although it is worth double checking on the signposts. Prices start from 50p for 15 minutes of parking.
There are three Park & Ride facilities which serve Bath city centre and run seven days a week. Buses run from these locations every fifteen minutes, and all three car parks are free with the only cost being the bus ride into the centre of Bath (usually around £3.30 return during the week and £2.60 return at the weekends).
The three park and ride locations are at Lansdown (to the north of Bath, postcode: BA1 9BJ), Newbridge (to the west of Bath, postcode BA1 3NB) and Odd Down (to the south of Bath, postcode: BA2 8PA).
Private Parking options:
JustPark lists over 50 parking spaces in Bath with prices from as little as £1 a day. Pre-booking your space can save you time, money and stress.
Bank Holiday Parking:
Charges do not apply to on-street parking in Bath on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Click here to see an interactive map showing free on-street parking locations for motorcycles.
Blue Badge holders can use the easy access bays at any council operated car park, although charges apply to all locations except for the Sports Centre.
There is free disabled parking on all on-street bays, and parking on yellow lines is also permitted for a maximum of three hours so long as the area is not designated as a loading or unloading zone.
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