Information about parking in and around Paddington
Driving to and parking in Paddington
Its location at the intersection of the A40 and A5 makes Paddington one of the most vehicle-accessible locations in London. Its central location also makes it a great base from which to explore London, although without pre-booking it can be a difficult and sometimes expensive place to park.
Although most of the Paddington area falls outside of London’s congestion zone, the area to the east of the A5 is within the chargeable zone.
There are a number of on-street pay and display and shared use bays around Paddington, although they are often in high demand. The maximum stay for these bays is usually 4 hours, and if you overstay you may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice even if you’ve paid for an extension.
The price of on-street parking does vary across the City of Westminster, but in the Paddington area the charges are usually around £2.40 an hour.
Paddington Train Station also has its own 24 hour car park (operated by Apcoa Parking) which has 127 spaces. Prices are:
- Up to 1 hour - £3.10
- Up to 3 hours - £9.20
- Up to 6 hours - £16
- Up to 12 hours - £20
- Up to 24 hours - £25
Private Parking options:
By pre-booking your car parking space with JustPark you can save time, money and stress. We currently list over 240 parking spaces in the Paddington area, some from as little as £6.40 a day.
Bank Holiday Parking:
In most instances you can park on single yellow lines, on-street pay and display and on-street shared use spaces for free during bank and public holidays.
There are a number of ‘solo motorcycle bays’ in and around the Paddington area which charge £1 a day. A day permit also allows motorcyclists to move around on the same day without any further charges.
It is also possible to buy permits for up to a year, with the price of a yearly pass currently £100.
The Blue Badge scheme does not apply to Paddington and some other areas of Central London. There are however a selected amount of parking bays available to blue badge holders - see the Blue Badge London website for information on locating these spaces.
Rent out a space
Got a spare driveway or garage in Paddington? You can list your parking space for free with JustPark. It only takes a few minutes to get up and running, and you could be making money in no time. Find out more here.
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