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
4.9 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Aberdeen
By YourParkingSpace drivers for Aberdeen spaces
186 parking spaces
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Parking in Central Aberdeen
Parking in Aberdeen city centre can be difficult. There are parking restrictions in place on many city streets. Different parking zones have different parking restrictions, so this is something to look out for. Other parking restrictions to look out for include:
- Double yellow lines, where you can't park.
- Single yellow lines, where you can only park at certain times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these.
Residents’ parking schemes are also in place around Aberdeen. In these areas, residents need to apply for a parking permit from Aberdeen City Council.
It is always worth being aware of parking restrictions that are found on bus routes and main roads to keep traffic moving during busy times in the city centre. There may also be restrictions around busy shopping areas and in residential areas around schools, junctions and crossings.
No need to risk a parking fine dropping through your letterbox. YourParkingSpace only offers parking spaces that you are entitled to park in. So, there is no need to worry about restrictions, permits or fines, leaving you free to enjoy your trip.
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
Everything was okay apart from the fact that I was lucky to find 1 available space because someone left at that very moment. Great for price but I was actually worried not to be able to park my car due to lack of space. A space should be made available some hours before the scheduled arrival to allow easy and stress free parking.Andrea
Easy to find and there were plenty of spaces. Would use again.Pamela
Never pre booked parking before, but was really pleased with how easy it was. Great price, £6 for overnight when other’s were charging £20+. No issues at all. Would defo book againCarol
I knew the car park already, having used it previously for the rail station and last year I stopped overnight which cost me £15.00!! To only pay £6.00 was great value. I had read a review that had suggested problems finding Levels 10 & 11 and I can understand why. The signage seems to indicate that the upper levels are Union Square not College street. Just ignore that and keep going up to 10 & 11, you'll be fine! Will be using it again for sure.James
Well organised via emails. Bit worried about security but that didn’t seem to be a problem. Traveled with 94 year old father who managed well as lifts all working. Much easier than getting sometime non existing Taxies. Car surprisingly not covered in pigeon poo. Definitely will use again.Kate
Ideal if taking the train from Aberdeen station. Cost was pretty good as well, would use again.Sean
Convenient, speedy, great value for money. Will use again and again. Used a few tones to get the train to Glasgow. Perfect location to get the train and then get out and back home. Thanks againGraeme
Easy to find and location was very good. Classic multi storey tight bends and ramps. Most spaces taken so plenty of manoeuvring to get into space. Can get a large vehicle in. Spaces on floors 10 and 11 so high up and safe. Would use the car park again.John