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Information about parking in Leeds
Leeds is relatively well served by both on-street and off-street parking spaces, with a large number of affordable and suitably-located options citywide. There are also a few park and ride locations surrounding the city, if you prefer to help ease congestion and make your way into Leeds via public transport.
JustPark provides information on a wide choice of Leeds parking options, many of which are reservable – both on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
On-street parking in Leeds is mostly limited to pay-and-display spaces throughout the city centre, but these tend to be readily available – with over 2,000 spaces to choose from.
Pay-and-display parking spaces typically operate from 8am-6pm, 7 days a week. Tariffs can vary to as much as £3.00 per hour depending on your location within the city, so be sure to look check out the going rates at your destination. From 6pm-10pm, Monday-Sunday, a flat rate of £3.00 is payable for all on-street pay-and-display spaces in Leeds.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces in Leeds.
There are many off-street car parks in Leeds, so you should be able to find a secure and well-priced off-street location ideal for wherever you may be going in the city.
Leeds City Council runs 7 main city centre off-street car parks, with 5 containing over 100 spaces. They offer competitive rates, especially considering their close proximity to the city centre. Woodhouse Lane car park (Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AX) is the largest of these with 1,250 spaces – open 24 hours-a-day, Monday-Sunday. It is very well located for visitors to the First Direct Arena and to the University of Leeds.
There are also several commercially-run car parks in the centre of Leeds, but these can be quite pricey in comparison. Leeds The Markets car park (The Markets, Leeds, LS2 7EA), operated by NPC, is a large car park with great facilities – well placed between Leeds bus station and Leeds train station, and also perfect for those wishing to enjoy Leeds Kirkgate Market. This car park is only open from 6am-11pm Monday-Sunday, but overnight and 24-hour parking is still available. JustPark shows information on prices and availability for this car park.
West Yorkshire Metro provides 2 park and ride services for the city of Leeds. Elland Road and Temple Green park and rides are located no more than a 15 minute bus journey from the city centre, to the southwest and southeast respectively.
JustPark offers reservable off-street parking across Leeds – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Albion Street Leeds City Council £3.00 / hour Schofields Leeds City Council £5.00 / hour Leeds Station (Long Stay MSCP) Leeds City Council £5.50 / 2 hours Trinity Leeds Car Park Land Securities Group £2.50 / hour Leeds Station Multistorey Car Park (Long Stay) Apcoa (UK) Ltd £5.50 / 2 hours
Public transport within the city is largely limited to buses, but they do run frequently – and you can easily access all areas of Yorkshire from Leeds bus station at the eastern edge of the city centre.
South of the city centre, Leeds train station is the principal station serving the city with great links to anywhere in the country.
Blue Badge holders can park free of charge for an unlimited period of time in any of Leeds’ on-street pay-and-display spaces. You are also able to park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours with a Blue Badge, unless there are signs to state otherwise.
The majority of Leeds’ many off-street car parks provide a sizeable number of disabled spaces compared to other cities. Parking for Blue Badge holders in some of these locations, such as at Woodhouse Lane car park, will come at no cost but you must check each individual car park’s policy on this before parking.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Leeds (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
On-street pay-and-display spaces typically operate 8am-6pm, 7 days a week. Congestion can be particularly bad when events take place at Leeds First Direct Arena to the north of the city centre, and both on-street and off-street spaces nearby can become increasingly limited on these days.
On the JustPark map, rest assured that we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in at your time of searching.
Overnight parking is available in a few off-street locations in Leeds. The inner city multi-storey Woodhouse Lane car park offers a very competitive rate for up to 24 hours, and even a very affordable weekend ticket which allows you to park from 00:01 Friday – 09:00 Monday for not too much more than their standard overnight rate.
Normal charges remain in force for all on-street pay-and-display spaces on Bank Holidays and weekends. However, most off-street car parks offer reduced rates on these days.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Leeds’ dynamic city centre has much to offer – whether it’s shopping at the award-winning Trinity Leeds, or listening to some of the best music acts from around the world at the 13,500 capacity First Direct Arena. Such attractions as the Royal Armouries museum and the Henry Moore Institute make Leeds an interesting and cultural destination to visit at any time of the year.
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