Information about parking in Cardiff
Driving to and parking in Cardiff
Both the A48 and A4232 make reaching Cardiff city centre a breeze, especially if you’re arriving from the M4. Unfortunately parking in the city centre can be quite difficult, especially if there’s a game or event on at the Millennium Stadium, and we therefore recommend that you book your parking in advance.
There are council operated pay and display car parks in the following areas:
- Castle Mews
- North Road
- Sophia Gardens
- Havannah Street
- The Barrage
Prices vary from £2.50 to £3.40 for up to two hours parking. From 6pm to 8am there is free parking in the Castle Mews and North Road car parks.
There are also eight areas within the city which offer on-street pay and display parking. Tariffs usually start at around £1.70 for up to an hour, but within the Butetown zones the first hour of parking is free (although tickets must still be obtained and display in your vehicle).
Cardiff also has three park and ride sites; Cardiff East (Mon - Sun, £3 per vehicle or £6 on Millennium Stadium event days), Cardiff South (Sat and Sun, £3 per vehicle) and Cardiff West (Mon - Friday, £3.50 per vehicle).
Private Parking options:
JustPark offers multiple parking spaces in and around Cardiff city centre from as little as £2 per day. These privately owned spaces can all be prebooked, meaning that you can avoid the stress of driving around and finding a parking spot on the day.
Bank Holiday Parking:
On-street parking charges apply on all bank holidays except for Christmas Day and Easter Day.
Dedicated (and free!) motorcycle parking bays can be found on Churchill Wall, Charles Street, Windsor Place, Mary Ann Street and Guildhall place. Free parking is also available on the council’s on-street pay and display parking bays, as well as in the Castle Mews, North Road and High Street Llandaff car parks.
There are a number of dedicated disabled parking bays in and around Cardiff city centre. Blue Badge holders can also use on-street pay and display parking bays free of charge (except for Heath Park) for up to 3 hours.
Rent out a space
Got a spare driveway or garage in Cardiff? You can list your parking space for free with JustPark. It only takes a few minutes to get up and running, and you could be making money in no time. Find out more here.
Check out the JustPark app
You can now book any one of our 200,000+ JustPark spaces on the move with our mobile app - available for both iPhone and Android. View parking options, pay for a space and get directions - all with just a few taps of your phone.