Parking in Edinburgh

Information about parking in Edinburgh

Driving to and parking in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a number of major roads which lead from the ring road directly into the heart of the city, making it relatively accessible city for drivers. Unfortunately parking can often be difficult in the centre of town so it is advisable to pre-book.

Parking options:

The price of on-street parking ranges quite considerably in Edinburgh. For example, on George Street you could expect to pay £3.50 an hour whilst on Stockbridge it’s less than half of that at £1.60 an hour.

Edinburgh City Council have created an interactive map showing all of the on-street parking spaces in the centre of the city.

There are also nine multi storey car parks within Edinburgh, most of which are situated in the city centre. Operators of these car parks include NCP and Q-park and prices will vary. The locations of these multi storeys are (including postcodes for satellite navigation):

  • Blackfriars Street (EH1 1TH)
  • Castle Terrace (EH1 2EN)
  • Fountain Park (EH11 1AF)
  • Omni Centre (EH1 3AN)
  • Quartermile (EH3 9AU)
  • St James Centre (EH1 3WW)
  • St Johns Hill (EH8 9UQ)
  • St Mary’s Street (EH1 1TA)
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station (EH1 1BB)

If you want to avoid driving into the city centre then you could always try one of the seven park and ride locations around Edinburgh. These are at Ferrytoll, Hermiston, Ingliston, Newcraighall, Sheriffhall, Straiton and Wallyford.

Some of these car parks are free whilst others (such as Newcraighall) have a small charge of 50p for 24 hours. There will also be a small cost for the Park & Ride buses which shuttle passengers into the city centre.

Private Parking options:

To save money and reduce the stress of parking in Edinburgh, why not pre-book your space with Justpark? We list over 65 spaces, some which start from as little as £2.80 per day.

Bank Holiday Parking:

Bank Holiday parking restrictions are lifted on Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On any of these days you can park free of charge on single yellow lines and Parking bays.

Motorcycle Parking:

There are around 120 dedicated parking spaces for Motorcycles in and around the city centre, all of which are free of charge. These spaces are clearly marked with ‘Solo M/Cs Only’ signage.

In the Extended Zones which surround the city centre, motorcycles can park free of charge in pay and display or shared use parking spaces.

Disabled Parking:

There are around 90 disabled person parking spaces in Edinburgh, shown as light blue on the council’s interactive parking map.

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