Information about Parking in Bath
Bath is awash with honey-coloured stone, Georgian architecture and cobbled streets. There are a great array of independent shops and eateries, as well as year-round festivals, music and sporting events.
For business, or for leisure, bath has stunning highlights. From the impressive Royal Crescent to the iconic Circus, there is plenty to see and take in. Top attractions in Bath include The Roman Baths, and spas, taking in the culture at The Holburne Museum, or climbing up the 212 steps of Abbey’s Tower for the view.
In Bath, much of the on-street parking is limited to residents’ parking zones, making it tricky for commuters to drive into the city every day. In the centre, Bath parking is overpriced, and not a viable option for those who wish to drive into town regularly. Finding Bath city centre parking can be a stressful experience.
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Parking in Central Bath
Parking in Bath's town centre can be tricky, thanks to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). There are charges which apply Monday to Saturday between 8am – 7pm. Within the CPZ, generally, you can find Pay and Display parking with varied time restrictions. There is no charge for motorcyclists at these on-street locations. However, maximum stay restrictions also apply and motorcycles are required to be parked within designated bays.
Parking restrictions to look out for are:
Pay and Display bays where you can stay for 1,2 or 4 or 10 hours
Single yellow lines, where you can only park at some times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these
Double yellow lines where you cannot park
Kerb flashes showing loading restrictions
On street parking in Bath is provided by Pay and Display bays which operate between 8am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday. Outside of these times and on bank holidays no charges apply.
On the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces that you are entitled to park in! This way you’ll encounter no restrictions, no permits, and most importantly no unexpected fines!
The closest airport to Bath is Bristol International Airport, located less than 20 miles from Bath. On our Bristol airport page, you can find reasonably priced parking places for daily, weekly or monthly bookings.
With stunning nearby countryside, pretty cobbled streets and a spa heritage, Bath offers an ideal escape and a picturesque setting for both business and leisure. Make sure not to miss taking in the sights at the Royal Crescent, the style at the Fashion Museum and the cultural hotspot for classical and contemporary art set in the magnificent Victoria Art Gallery.
If you’re heading out of Bath city for a day trip, the ancient and mystical site of Stonehenge is only an hour’s drive away. If you’re looking to spend some time in well-kept greenery, head to Stourhead House and Garden, or to Dyrham Park. Lacock village is also beautiful, and here you can see examples of 14th century architecture as well as designs from the early timber framework of the Georgian pediment.
Head to our search results page to locate affordable and convenient parking spaces a stone’s throw away from these historic attractions.
Bath is easily reachable from London via the M4, and the drive takes about 2.5 hours. If you continue on the M4 you can reach Bristol, while the M5 takes you up to Birmingham and The North.
There are three Park and Ride sites to choose from in Bath:
Newbridge Park & Ride – Service 21(buses to Bath City Centre)
Lansdown Park & Ride – Service 31 (buses to Bath City Centre, Milsom Street)
Odd Down Park & Ride – Services 41, 42 and 4 (buses to Bath City Centre and Royal United Hospital).
Trains to Bath Spa from London Paddington Station have an average journey time of 1h 34, and the fasted journey time is 56 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 35 trains a day travelling from London Paddington Station to Bath Spa. There are also trains regular trains from Bristol, Cardiff and Portsmouth as well as from London Waterloo. Bath Spa station is operated by Great Western Railway.
There are charging ports for electric vehicles across Bath City Centre, including at the Claverton Down campus of the university.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
If you are a Blue Badge holder, you are often entitled to free parking. Check restrictions below of where you can use your badge and any charges that may apply.
Free parking with no time limit:
On street parking in Pay and Display zones where time is restricted for non-Blue Badge holders
Advisory disabled persons parking bays
Resident and business permitted parking zones
Charlotte Street car park - disabled person's bays located within the Charlotte Street entrance area only Bath Park and Ride car parks
Free parking but time-limited:
Single and double yellow lines where no loading ban applies (maximum stay of 3 hours).
Locations where parking charges apply:
All Bath city car parks, except those listed above.
Do not assume you can always park for free; check surrounding boards and signs for specific parking conditions before you leave your car.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Looking for overnight parking in Bath? Don’t worry! Many off-street car parks in Bath run 24/7. Check out our search results page online and enter your times and dates so you don’t end up caught out in the dark.
On Bank holidays and Sundays, parking is free in any on-street parking in the city centre.
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Is parking free on Saturday in Bath?
In Bath, charges apply Monday to Saturday between 8am – 7pm. There is no charge for motorcyclists at these on-street locations. However, maximum stay restrictions also apply and motorcycles are required to be parked within designated bays. Check signs at Pay and Display machines for restrictions of between 30 minutes and 10 hours. Cashless parking, through MiPermit, is available at all Pay and Display locations.
Is parking free on Sunday in Bath?
On-street parking is free on Sunday in Bath. Charges apply Monday to Saturday between 8am – 7pm. Parking is also free on Bank Holidays. If you are a blue badge holder, there is free parking in specific areas throughout the week.
Is there free parking after 6pm in Bath?
On-street parking charges in Bath apply Monday to Saturday between 8am – 7pm. There are no charges after 7pm in the evening. There are also no charges on Bank Holidays and on Sundays. If you are a Blue Badge holder, view details of where you can use your badge and any charges that may apply. You are often entitled to free parking, with varying time limits depending on the area.
Where are the Roman baths in Bath?
The Roman Baths are located in the centre of Bath, close to historic Kingsmead Square and The Cross Bath. SouthGate Shopping Centre is also close by, as is the theatre district in the city centre. The Roman Baths’ opening times vary with the seasons, often opening at 9 or 9.30am and staying open later in summer. Exit is at 18.00 in January and 22.00 in August.
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Latest Bath parking reviews
Very cheap parking spot, and although it was a little tricky to find it was definitely worth it! Short 7 mins walk and we were in the heart of the city. I would definitely use this place again!Veronika
Easy to find. Short walk to town. Might not have tarmac but car was safe and sound. And so cheap. It was well used on Monday.Julie
A great little parking site. Loathed to leave a review as you’ll all go and use it ! Pretty easy to find though inevitably the postcode takes you to the Travellodge next door! So if your coming from the north just look out for the playground swings on the right and turn right just before them and the traffic lights.James
Great location, easy access. A little muddy but that's ok.Andrew
all good. 20 minute walk to station7Trevor
clear directions, compact parking space, 12 minute walk to rail station all good - thanks!Trevor
Easy to find, so close to city centre. Was very muddy, however recent weather has been bad and had some big pot holes at the entrance so just take extra care when arriving. Would definitely park here again!Zoe