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Information about parking in Bath
The beautiful spa city of Bath is easily reached by car, being located just south of the M4. The A4 from Bristol, the A36 and the A46 all lead directly to the city from all corners of the country.
Parking in Bath can be quite difficult, as historic narrow streets mean that there are many one-way systems and on-street parking restrictions in place – so you should plan in advance.
Bath does have 3 park and ride locations serving the city that are worth considering – all run 7 days a week and only take around 10 minutes to reach the centre by bus.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking spaces across Bath, many of which are reservable – both on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
On-street parking in Bath is very limited due to the layout of the city centre with its narrow streets and historic sites. However, there are a number of streets where pay-and-display spaces are available – usually starting at around £2.40 per hour.
On-street pay-and-display charges typically apply from 8am-7pm, Monday-Saturday, with no cost to park outside of these times.
You can use the JustPark map to find information on available on-street parking spaces across Bath.
There are several off-street and multi-storey car parks in Bath, with most offering hundreds of spaces.
The largest of these car parks is Charlotte Street car park (Charlotte Street, Bath, BA1 2NE) with over 1,000 spaces – perfectly located for visitors to Bath’s Royal Crescent and a short distance east of Bath’s main shopping area. Open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and charging a reasonable daily and nightly rate, this car park is a safe option for drivers.
A helpful video and live space availability information for various other car parks has been provided on the Bath and North Somerset Council website, which will help clue you in on all you need to know about parking in the area.
Park and ride is a viable option when travelling to Bath – your only expense being a short bus journey to and from the city. Information on park and ride locations and fares can be found in more detail on the Visit Bath website.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces across Bath – from car parks to driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Bath Spa Railway Station Apcoa Parking (UK) Ltd £10.70 / day Manvers Street Bath & North East Somerset Council £3.10 / 2 hours Bath Sports And Leisure Centre Bath & North East Somerset Council £1.60 / hour Kingsmead Square Bath & North East Somerset Council £1.60 / hour Avon Street Bath & North East Somerset Council £3.10 / 2 hours
Bath Spa is the main train station serving the city and provides transport links to the rest of the country, especially to the South West.
There are also several bus services operating in the city, primarily from the central hub of Bath bus station which is just a 2 minute walk from Bath Spa station. From here, buses serve the city and the surrounding area – with First Buses being the largest and most comprehensive operator.
Off-street car parks in Bath generally offer a number of accessible spaces for disabled drivers, and there are also on-street designated disabled bays available around the city.
Free parking is available for Blue Badge holders at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre and Charlotte Street car parks.
Blue Badge holders may also park on single or double yellow lines for a maximum of 3 hours (where clearly signposted loading bans do not apply).
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Bath (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
The historic nature of much of Bath means that there are many one-way streets and, as a result, parking restrictions on narrow roads. Signs must be followed vigilantly as navigating the city can be difficult for those visiting for the first time.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in during the times you search for.
Overnight parking is available in a selection of car parks across the city, but Charlotte Street car park (Charlotte Street, Bath, BA1 2NE) is perhaps the most affordable – with an especially appealing rate when parking for up to 2 days.
No charges apply for parking in on-street pay-and-display spaces on Sundays or on Bank Holidays.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
There are many sights to see in this officially-recognised World Heritage Site of a city. The highly touted Roman baths are, unsurprisingly, what give the city its famous name – but that isn’t to say that Bath has no more to offer. Stunning architecture is all around you, from the medieval Bath Abbey to the Georgian Royal Crescent – so park up, enjoy, and take it all in.
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