Parking made easy
Information about parking in Liverpool City Centre
Driving into Liverpool couldn’t be easier with the nation-spanning M62 leading directly to the edge of the city centre. There are several A roads leading all the way into the inner city and to the Docklands from here.
Parking can be difficult in Liverpool city centre with parking restrictions in the centre’s two Controlled Parking Zones applying every day throughout the year. There are still many on-street spaces and the added luxury of a good selection of off-street car parks meaning you shouldn’t struggle to find a space.
There are 9 park and ride locations that could provide an alternative means of getting to Liverpool city centre. From rail to bus services, this can be a very cost-effective and eco-friendly commute.
JustPark provides information on lots of convenient parking options in Liverpool city centre – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.
Liverpool city centre is made up of two distinct Controlled Parking Zones – the inner and outer zones. Parking is limited to pay-and-display in the whole area typically operating 8am-6pm Monday-Sunday. All the on-street fares in Liverpool are reasonable for city centre parking but spaces can be limited at busier times.
Outside of these zones, there are a few Resident Permit restricted zones where parking is prohibited for visiting drivers but these areas will be well signposted so be sure to check you are not parked illegally.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces in and around Liverpool city centre.
There are multiple off-street car parks with thousands of spaces to choose from across the city, so visiting drivers shouldn’t struggle to find a parking space.
Liverpool City Council run several off-street car parks within the city largely offering affordable rates compared to their privately-run competitors. Mount Pleasant car park (38 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TB) is located in close proximity to both Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street stations and has over 1500 spaces perfect for those wishing to park and travel on. This car park is operational from 7am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-8pm Sunday – this does mean there is no access to vehicles outside of these times.
One of the largest off-street car parks, privately run by Q-Park, is the Liverpool ONE car park (35 Strand Street, Liverpool, L1 8LT) situated within the Liverpool ONE shopping centre. However, with its nearly 2000 spaces and 24/7 operation, this car park can serve those visiting the nearby Echo Arena and Albert Dock.
Liverpool has 9 rail-based park and ride locations serving the city, primarily from the Wirral Peninsula, in which you only require a short train journey across the River Mersey to the centre.
JustPark offers a wide choice of reservable off-street spaces across the city centre – 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 Hanover Street Q-Park £2.50 / hour St Johns Car Park St Johns Shopping Centre £1.90 / hour Liverpool Lime Street MSCP (Short Stay) Apcoa (UK) Ltd £0.00 / 20 minutes 2 hours Britannia Adelphi Liverpool Liverpool City Council £12.00 / day Queen Square Car Park Liverpool City Council £2.30 / hour
Local underground trains in Liverpool city centre, operated by MerseyRail, prove to be a very effective way of travel – comprehensively connecting much of the Merseyside Area.
Liverpool’s principal mainline railway station, Liverpool Lime Street, sits on the West Coast Main Line with regular trains to and from London Euston. However, the smaller but busier Liverpool Central nearby acts as the main hub for the underground Merseyrail network.
As well as this, Liverpool has two main bus stations – with Queen Square bus station providing services primarily to the north and west of the city, whilst Liverpool One bus station provides services to the south and east.
There are many designated disabled bays throughout the city centre, and Blue Badge holders may park in any of Liverpool’s on-street pay-and-display spaces and most council-operated car parks free of charge – and for no maximum time.
As with most of the UK, disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge can park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours if necessary when there are no clearly signalled loading bans.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Liverpool city centre (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Liverpool city centre consists of an Inner and Outer Controlled Parking Zone which restricts on-street parking to pay-and-display all through the week in the day time typically from 8am-6pm. As with all city centres, there are very few places that allow stopping and waiting at any time so do make sure you’re aware of any special enforcements on the busy inner-city roads.
On the JustPark parking map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in at the times you search for.
Parking charges for on-street pay-and-display spaces throughout the city centre will generally remain in force on Bank Holidays and weekends.
Overnight parking is available in a number of secure off-street car parks in Liverpool, often at a very reasonable rate. Many car parks are open 24 hours a day and parking overnight shouldn’t be an issue if desired.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Liverpool city centre is a vibrant and bustling hub home to many fine bars, restaurants and shops for all to enjoy. This same city helped nurture the careers of famous music acts like The Beatles, who some would argue had quite a successful spell once upon a time. The city of Liverpool has to be experienced, and a great place to start is by the trendy Albert Dock that blends the old maritime history with a sense of cultural modernity in the heart of Liverpool. You won’t want to return to your car in a hurry.