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Information about parking near Manchester Piccadilly Station

Manchester Piccadilly is the principal train station in Manchester and is located at the very heart of the city centre. You will have no trouble in accessing the station by car as it is well signposted and easily accessed, being not far from the Manchester inner ring road – both the A6 and Fairfield Street will take you direct to the station from here.

Parking on-street can be quite expensive and difficult if you choose to park close to the station – as due to its central location, both tariffs and demand for spaces are high. However, there are several off-street car parks nearby at an often more affordable rate.

JustPark provides information on plenty of parking options near Manchester Piccadilly – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks, many of which are reservable.

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Additional Information

Some additional information about parking in manchester piccadilly station, to cater to all your parking needs

  • On-street parking

    Manchester has 4 distinct Controlled Parking Zones, of which Manchester Piccadilly station is found just inside Zone 4. On-street parking is cheaper in Zone 4 covering streets to the east of the station but there are limited spaces available. The majority of on-street parking near to the station is within Zone 2, which has a higher central parking tariff – so make sure you know which zone you are parking in and the tariffs you’ll have to pay. Pay-and-display spaces typically operate 8am-8pm every day of the week across all zones in the city.  

    You can use our parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Waterloo station.

  • Off-street parking

    There is a plethora of off-street parking options in vicinity to Manchester Piccadilly due to its central location.

    The station itself offers a Short Stay (Station Approach, M1 2QF) and a Long Stay car park (Boad Street, M1 2RP) both operated by APCOA Parking (follow the link to reserve your space via JustPark). The Long Stay car park offers around 800 more spaces and a far cheaper rate of fare than its Short Stay neighbour. Both are open 24/7, have great facilities and accessibility, and offer unrivalled access to the station.

    A great alternative off-street car park is NCP’s Manchester Piccadilly Gardens car park (Chatham Street, M1 3AY) a short walk north of the station. This car park is perfectly located for great access to the station, the Northern Quarter and the Central Retail District. The tariffs are slightly higher than those offered at the station car parks but it is also open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday.

    JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces near Manchester Piccadilly station – from public car parks to private driveways – which you can book in advance online.

  • Public transport

    Manchester Piccadilly is one of the busiest stations in the UK outside of London. Trains regularly depart from here to many areas of the country, with the station being served by six different train operating companies. As well as this, the station is a main stop on the Manchester Metrolink service which is an expansive tram network within the city. There aren’t many places you won’t be able to reach from Manchester Piccadilly.

  • Disabled parking

    Disabled parking spaces are available at many of the car parks surrounding Manchester Piccadilly station, including at those nearby listed above.

    Blue Badge holders can use parking bays across the city for free and for an unlimited amount of time. There are also a number of disabled parking bays reserved solely for Blue Badge holders available at all times.

    Furthermore, Blue Badge holders may park for up to three hours on single or double yellow lines, as long as there are no loading restrictions.

    You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access near Manchester Piccadilly (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).

  • Parking restrictions & event days

    Manchester Piccadilly is located in Zone 4 of Manchester’s Central Controlled Parking Zones. Parking on-street is both expensive and can be very limited around the station, with most of the available on-street parking around the station being located in the higher tariff central Zone 2. Many of the surrounding streets are also very busy and on tram and bus routes, meaning that parking on-street here can often be quite challenging.

    On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in at the times you require.

  • Overnight, weekends & bank holidays

    Overnight parking is possible at many of Manchester’s off-street car parks, but your best option is probably the on-site Long Stay car park (Boad Street, M1 2RP) which offers the best access to the station at a very reasonable rate of fare.

    Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.

  • Drop-off and pick-up

    There is a drop off point clearly signposted and easy to access in front of the main entrance to the station. However, due to the station’s location in the city centre, there is a lack of room for loading/unloading – so bare this in mind as it may not be the speediest get away with traffic and congestion a common problem.

    However, the Short Stay car park just off Fairfield Street offers free parking for up to 20 minutes, so this could serve as an alternative pick up and drop off point.

  • Nearby attractions

    Manchester Piccadilly is located just east of the city centre and within walking distance to both the Northern Quarter and the Central Retail District. The centre of Manchester is blessed with some of the best bars, shops and restaurants around – with a vibrant music and nightlife scene for you to enjoy nearby.