Information about Parking in Ayr
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Ayr is a charming seaside resort in south Ayrshire, Scotland, located 37 miles southwest of Glasgow.
The town has a popular esplanade with a long sandy beach which is perfect for walking. Ayr Racecourse, dating back to the 16th century, is famous for being the home of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup.
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Ayr Parking Statistics
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Ayr
On-street parking restrictions apply throughout Ayr. Parking incorrectly, such as on double yellow lines, in a bus lane, across cycle lanes or in residents' parking bays will result in a fine.
Always check signs and marking on the road before leaving your car.
Pay and Display
Throughout Ayr, you can find designated pay and display parking bays, which are indicated by appropriate lines and signs.
Tariffs and charging hours will be indicated on the associated sign and payment machine.
Charges apply all year round with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Payment needs to be made by coins at the relevant payment machine or via the cashless payment system operated by RingGo.
There are numerous off-street car parks located throughout Ayr which offer options for longer-term parking. These are operated by Ayrshire Roads Alliance.
Charges and conditions of use vary from car park to car park and indicated on signs as you enter the car park.
Season tickets are available at:
Charlotte Street Car Park - Charlotte Street, Ayr
Multi-car park season ticket valid in - Charlotte Street Car Park, Barns Crescent Car Park, Kyle Street Car Park
A full list of available car parks can be found on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website.
Getting to Ayr
By Car: Ayr is located within a 40-minute drive from Glasgow and 1.40 minutes from Edinburgh.
By Train: Ayr railway station is located in the city centre and is managed by Scott Rail.
Disabled Parking in Ayr
Blue Badge holders have the right to park within any Pay and Display car park free of charge.
Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge may also be parked on single or double yellow lines without time restriction provided there are no loading restrictions and they do not cause an obstruction to other road users or pedestrians.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to your destination, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in the Ayr area, including one by the train station.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Can I apply for a resident’s parking permit?
If you live within Ayr then you may be eligible for a Resident's Parking Permit.
There are two distinct types of permit available, which are classified under different parking zones
Can I park for free at Ayr Central Shopping centre car park?
No, charges apply Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays:
Up to one hour – £1.00
Up to two hours – £2.00
All-day – £4.00
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Latest Ayr parking reviews
First class easy to find and was only 5 minutes from airport.Alexander
Very easy off airport parking at half the price. We booked the Premier Inn before we went on holiday as we knew flight home was late so this was perfect. Many thanksSean
A fairly convenient place to park for Prestwick airport, very easy to find just behind the service station.Gerard
Parked car at Premier Inn was so easy. Would definitely use againDeborah
booked into premier inn on 23 December for one night stay, i wanted to book my parking as i was flying out on holiday the next day, so went on line that night 5 stars to your parking space and easily booked my space not knowing it was in the space i parked at the hotel , first class so know need to move my car , got a taxi in the morning and it took 3 minutes to the airport , what more can you ask for. 5 stars to who thought of this service . will use again . well recommended. jim from johnstoneJim
I left my car for 12 nights at the Premier Inn car park,which was very good you just drive up & find a space there was loads of them free,I didn’t even have to go inside as I had booked online,my car was very safe & I would definitely use the car park againLorna
Absolutely no problem.car parked phoned taxi to airport,and car waiting on us when back .will certainly use it again.Norrie Winnie
spoke to a front desk lady gave my reg for car and parked up all good would recommend it .CHARLES
Great parking place and close to the airportElaine
Spot on, easy to find. No hassle coming or going. Ideal.Neil