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Everything you need to know about parking in Manchester

Parking in Manchester can be a challenge due to the high volume of vehicles and limited spaces. Fortunately, JustPark offers a solution to this issue by allowing you to book a parking space in advance.

Manchester is a bustling city with popular parking areas around landmarks such as Piccadilly Gardens, Spinningfields and Northern Quarter. The city centre, particularly near the MEN Arena and Arndale Shopping Centre, is often in high demand for parking spaces.

However, booking in advance with JustPark ensures you have a reserved space waiting for you, saving you from the stress of searching for parking.

You can reserve a guaranteed, convenient parking space in Manchester from £1/hour, £4.50/day or monthly parking from just £41.50.

JustPark is Manchester’s favourite parking app, with a TrustPilot score of 4.6 and a 5-star rating on the App Store. We're trusted by over 13 million drivers to find, book, and pay for their parking across the UK.

Our network of exclusive private driveways in Manchester allows you to park in places otherwise inaccessible, bringing you closer to your Manchester destination. With JustPark, you know exactly what you're paying before you arrive, and you can extend your booking from your phone without returning to your car. Our service gives you the freedom to park for as long or as little as you want, with spaces that can be booked for hours or months at a time.

The cost of parking in Manchester can be quite high, with some city centre locations charging upwards of £25 per day. However, by booking your parking in advance with JustPark, you get access to some of Manchester’s best parking spots for less. Our spaces start from just £4.50 per day.

Manchester parking prices vary depending on the location and duration of parking. Whilst there are some areas in Manchester that offer free parking, such as parts of Hulme and Salford, spaces are often hard to come by.

On-street parking in Manchester can be a game of luck and patience, but with JustPark, you can reserve your spot in advance, eliminating the stress of searching for a space.

On-street parking is regulated by Manchester City Council and is typically available on a pay-and-display basis. Areas like King Street, Portland Street, and Deansgate have on-street parking, but these can fill up quickly during peak times. Prices vary, and time restrictions often apply, particularly during working hours on weekdays. Overnight parking is generally more available and can be cheaper.

However, the benefits of pre-booking with JustPark go beyond guaranteeing a spot. You can also extend your booking remotely if you decide to stay longer, saving you from potential parking fines.

Parking fines in Manchester, issued by the local council, usually start at £70, reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days. Violations leading to fines include overstaying in a pay-and-display area, parking in a residents-only zone without a permit, or parking in a disabled bay without a Blue Badge. With JustPark, you mitigate these risks as your space is reserved, and the duration can be easily extended from your phone, reducing the chances of incurring a fine.

Manchester offers several disabled parking options, with Blue Badge holders permitted to park for free in council-managed car parks and on-street pay-and-display spots. JustPark enhances accessibility for disabled drivers by providing the option to filter for spaces offering greater accessibility. Booking in advance ensures a space is waiting for you upon arrival.

Parking in Manchester over weekends and bank holidays can prove challenging due to the surge of visitors flocking to the city's renowned shopping centres and attractions. Rates vary, with some car parks offering a flat day rate, while others retain their hourly charge.

However, JustPark offers an efficient solution - book overnight or long-term parking in advance, securing a spot regardless of the crowds. For those staying overnight, consider booking a hotel with parking or using JustPark to reserve a spot near your accommodation. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and rest easy knowing your car is taken care of.

At time of writing, Manchester did not have a specific Low Emissions Zone. However, it is part of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone proposal which aims to improve air quality by charging certain high-emission commercial vehicles to enter the zone. It’s always advisable to check the latest information online for updates on emission zones, rules, and charges. Booking with JustPark can also help reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the time spent looking for parking, and thus reducing unnecessary emissions.

Manchester boasts an extensive and efficient public transport network, meaning you can book a JustPark space a little further out and access the city centre using public transport This could save you considerably on the cost of parking in Manchester.

. The Metrolink tram network is a reliable option, connecting the city centre to outlying areas like Altrincham, Bury, and Eccles.JustPark has spaces close to these tram stations, getting you into Manchester city centre for less.

Buses operate regularly across the city, and Piccadilly Station and Victoria Station have national rail services connecting to the rest of the UK. You could park near transit locations like JustPark's convenient booking system allows you to secure a parking space near these transit hubs, enabling seamless and efficient travel.

Finding free Manchester parking can often be a challenge. However, if you're looking to park before 8am or after 6pm, there are normally a number of on-street spaces available.

If you want to guarantee a space or you need to park beyond the max-stay limits that are often enforced, try reserving a JustPark space for peace of mind.

With over 4,772 spaces in and around Manchester, you can often find and book a space by the hour, day or month.

Top Manchester attractions

Manchester is brimming with attractions, from premier league football to stunning architecture, and JustPark’s network of bookable parking spaces make these safe, easy and cheap to explore.

Why not check out the Manchester Museum, boasting rich collections of artefacts, or dive into football history at the National Football Museum. Art enthusiasts can lose themselves in the Manchester Art Gallery, while science buffs can delve into five floors of exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Don't miss a match or tour at Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, or Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City. For shopping, the Arndale Centre and Exchange Square offer top brands and boutiques. Each of these destinations can be easily accessed with JustPark, ensuring a smooth visit to Manchester's top attractions.

Arndale Centre

Arndale Centre

Enjoy your trip to Arndale Centre without worrying about parking. With JustPark, book your parking space in advance, and rest easy knowing a spot is waiting for you upon arrival at Arndale Centre.


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

Enjoy your trip to Manchester Art Gallery without worrying about parking. With JustPark, book your parking space in advance, and rest easy knowing a spot is waiting for you upon arrival at Manchester Art Gallery.
Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral

Enjoy your trip to Manchester Cathedral without worrying about parking. With JustPark, book your parking space in advance, and rest easy knowing a spot is waiting for you upon arrival at Manchester Cathedral.
Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

Enjoy your trip to Manchester Museum without worrying about parking. With JustPark, book your parking space in advance, and rest easy knowing a spot is waiting for you upon arrival at Manchester Museum.
Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter

JustPark: Making your parking in the vibrant northern quarter effortless and affordable.
Old Trafford

Old Trafford

JustPark is your ideal solution to hassle-free parking at the iconic Old Trafford.
Salford Quays

Salford Quays

Discover why JustPark is the best option for stress-free parking at Salford Quays, providing guaranteed spaces for your convenience.
The Lowry

The Lowry

JustPark, the UK's favourite parking app, provides you with the best, cheapest, and most convenient parking options at the Lowry.