Information about Parking in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a port city in the northeast of Scotland. Known as the ‘Granite City’ due to its grey stone buildings, Aberdeen is located at the point where the Dee and Don rivers flow into the North Sea.
Aberdeen is the third most populous town in Scotland, with a population of over 200,000 people. Top tourist attractions include the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, St Machar’s Cathedral, and Duthie Park. With a wide range of things to see and do, Aberdeen is a great location for a city break or day out with the family. However, parking in the Granite City is not always easy to find.
Parking charges on some streets in the inner central zones of the town rise to over £3 per hour. This can make it particularly tricky for visitors and commuters to find convenient, reasonably priced parking in Aberdeen. There are a number of car parks available at Aberdeen, but parking charges also apply in the car parks for much of the time.
This is where YourParkingSpace can help.
YourParkingSpace provides a quick and simple online platform for reserving a parking space in advance. A wide choice of off-street parking spaces across Aberdeen, including driveways and lock-up garages, are available in some of the most popular areas of the city. All of this for prices as low as £2.
Book in advance with YourParkingSpace so that you can spend more time exploring attractions such as the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, St Machar’s Cathedral, and Duthie Park.
Let us meet all your Aberdeen parking needs. We offer options for both long-term and short-term parking, including hourly and weekly bookings. Cheap parking in Aberdeen centre is easy to find with YourParkingSpace.
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Aberdeen Parking Statistics
4.8 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Aberdeen
By YourParkingSpace drivers for Aberdeen spaces
214 parking spaces
Available for drivers visiting Aberdeen
Aberdeen Airport Parking
Parking in the area around Aberdeen airport is in high demand. Book in advance with YourParkingSpace to ensure you have easy access to a cheap, safe and convenient parking space, whether you need a long stay or short stay booking.
Aberdeen is rich in maritime history. A must-see attraction is the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This fabulous museum houses a unique collection, exploring shipbuilding, sailing ships, fishing and port history. Aberdeen Maritime Museum is family-friendly, with a pirate character mascot called Granite Jack.
For the more energetic among us, a visit to Duthie Park and Winter Gardens is a great idea. With 44 acres of land, Duthie Park offers long slides, boating lake, a duck pond, rough putting area, a children’s play area and a wooden adventure playground.
Other popular attractions include in Aberdeen include St Machar’s Cathedral, a site of worship since 580 AD; The Gordon Highlanders, an army regiment history museum; and the Aberdeen Art Gallery, a Victorian neoclassical art museum.
Find fantastic parking in Aberdeen within a short walking distance of these top attractions with YourParkingSpace.
Aberdeen is only a short distance from the coast. The A90 heads north to Fraserburgh on the coast, with the A92 heading south towards cities such as Dundee and Perth. The A96 heads west towards the Cairngorms National Park.
There are 3 Park and Ride sites to choose from around the city.
Arriving by train into Aberdeen offers picturesque views, whichever direction you are travelling from. Aberdeen railway station is the only railway station in Aberdeen. It is located on Guild Street in the city centre. Managed by Abellio ScotRail, it is the busiest railway station in Scotland north of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Aberdeen has a number of electric vehicle charge points available. These are managed by ChargePlace Scotland. You can become a member of ChargePlace Scotland for £20 per year. This will give you a ChargePlace Scotland card which you swipe across the charging unit in order to use it. If you don’t want to become a member, you can use the points by downloading the ChargePlace Scotland mobile phone app or by phoning ChargePlace Scotland.
The charging service is free. However, if parking charges apply, you will be expected to pay these as normal.
A network of all electrical vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Disabled Parking in Aberdeen
Having a Blue Badge ensures that you have more options about where to park and for how long. Make sure you always check the signs before parking.
With a Blue Badge you can park free of charge and without a time limit in on-street Pay and Display Zones or any Aberdeen City Council car park. Parking is not permitted in any pedestrian zones, on corner protection, within designated taxi ranks or motorcycle bays, or in a street while loading bans are in operation.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Remember that awful feeling when it’s getting dark and you don’t know where to park? YourParkingSpace can save you from this. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can use YourParkingSpace to find a space fast before the daylight fades.
Most car parks and on-street parking bays do not have charges in place overnight or on Sunday mornings. However, it is important to check signs in the area where you are parking. Another thing to be aware of is that some car parks have barriers in place overnight so you would not be able to collect your car until the following morning.
Do you have access to an empty parking space in Aberdeen? Have you considered earning an easy extra income from your vacant driveway, parking space or lock-up garage? Register with YourParkingSpace in moments to watch the bookings start to roll in. Parking in Aberdeen is in high demand and you could score a simple second income in no time.
How much is parking at Aberdeen train station?
Parking at Aberdeen train station is free for up to 20 minutes stay. Ideal if you are just dropping off or picking up passengers. For up to 4 hours, the charge is £3.50. For more than 4 hours, there is a daily charge of £6.
Is there VAT on RingGo parking?
Yes, there is. You are able to view and print VAT receipts for all RingGo parking periods from your RingGo account and can also have them automatically emailed to you each time you park.
How do I apply for a parking permit in Aberdeen?
To apply for a parking permit in Aberdeen, you can contact Aberdeen City Council. Information is available on their webpage.
What time is free parking in Aberdeen?
Parking charges generally don’t apply in Aberdeen car parks and on-street parking zones overnights or on Sunday mornings. Free parking in Aberdeen after 5pm is available in some car parks.
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Latest Aberdeen parking reviews
Easy app to use. Was nice that I didn’t struggle to find a spot. Easy access to the car parkMaxine
The car park was pretty empty as expected so plenty of spaces to choose from. Easy to enter and exit as no barriers in place.Alan
Once I read the instructions properly (I.e park on levels 10 and 11 only) it was very straightforward. Very cheap compared to others but peace of mind it was in a secure parking space. Happy to use again and recommendJulie
Easy to book online. Cheap for long stay. Long stay spaces on level 10 an 11. Plenty spaces available. No ticket required, just park and go. Close to ferry and bus terminal, good for train station and shopping at Union Square. Would recommend and use again.Fiona
The only problem was the sat navigation didn’t take me there and it wasn’t sign properlyKevin
Excellent location only two minutes walk from Union St. Very good value for money. The car park appears clean and safe. Downside for me was that my sat nav insisted it was on the opposite side of the dual carriageway and so I had some delay in finding it.Christopher
The car park is referred to as College Street car park but the predominant signs outside call it Union Square car park. Not too big a deal but a little confusing on your first visit. Other wise no issues.Craig
So easy! Pay online and go park ! No bothering with coins or cards! And cheap also! 5 star ⭐️Emma
Very easy to find hotel, parking space was no bother at all, I didn’t even have to report to reception as it was all sorted by YourParkingSpace App. Very handy for going offshore with Babcock.Derek
Left car here for 2 days, excellent location. Only downside is theres no lift in the carpark so having to carry cases etc up and down stairs is tough.Shelley Faye