Parking in York

Information about parking in York

Information about driving and parking in York:

The centre of York is based around a medieval street pattern, meaning that it is particularly susceptible to traffic congestion during rush hour. Furthermore, during working hours (10:30am to 5:00pm, 7 days a week) the section of the city directly south of the Minster becomes fully pedestrianised with streets such as the Shambles, Castlegate, Petergate and Parliament Street being completely off limits to cars and motorbikes. York City Council have provided a full map of the these pedestrianised areas here.

Luckily there are a number of parking options outside of these pedestrian zones, most of which are only a short walk from the historic centre of the city.

Parking options:

There are 15 public car parks in York, all of which are operated by the city council but can vary substantially in price. For example, non-residents of the city can expect to pay £2.40 an hour in the Bootham Row public car park, yet the Bishopthorpe Road public car park is priced at only 40p an hour.

The four more centrally located public car parking spaces are Haymarket, Piccadilly, Castle and Castle Mills.

Private parking options:

JustPark offers some of the cheapest parking in York, with prices as low as £3.00 per day in private car parks, multi storeys and spare driveways.

On-street parking:

There is on-street parking in Carmelite Street, Lawrence Street, Lord Mayor’s Walk, North Street, Palmer Lane, Piccadilly, Priory Street, Skeldergate, Tanner’s Moat, Toft Green, and Walmgate. The charges are £2.10 per hour, with a maximum stay of 2 hours at any time before 3pm (no maximum stay restrictions after this time).

An evening parking charge of £2 is also payable in these areas from 6pm to midnight (or free if you’re a resident of York).

Bank Holiday Restrictions:

According to the council, most of the on-street parking (pay and display or otherwise) still imposes restrictions during bank holidays.

Rent out a space

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