Information about Parking in Birmingham
Birmingham is a major city with unrivalled culture and amazing attractions.
With majestic waterways, a rich history in the Industrial Revolution, and world class galleries and museums, Birmingham has something to delight and enchant every visitor. However, as with all big cities, cheap car parking in Birmingham city centre can be difficult to find.
With on-street parking in the Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) costing up to £3 per hour, visitors and commuters can have a tough time getting parked in a convenient and cost-effective location. Whilst there are a number of car parks in Birmingham city centre, these can also be rather expensive.
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Ensure that you spend your time exploring the cultural attractions and shopping highlights of Birmingham, rather than searching for a parking spot. Book with YourParkingSpace and you can even save £££ to spend in the fantastic range of shops in Birmingham.
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Birmingham has five Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ), so it is important to be aware of parking restrictions when parking in Birmingham.
A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area where all on-street parking is controlled. Look out for signs to tell you about the restrictions when you enter a zone. Parking is only allowed in parking bays, and yellow line restrictions apply everywhere else. Other parking restrictions to look out for include:
Double yellow lines, where you can't park or wait at any time.
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 Birmingham. Residents living within the area of the scheme can apply for a Resident Parking Permit, provided they can prove they are a resident and have a vehicle registered where they live.
There may be additional parking restrictions on bus routes and main roads to keep traffic moving at busy times in the city centre. It is also important to be mindful of restrictions around busy shopping areas and in residential areas around schools, junctions and crossings.
No one wants to experience a parking fine arriving through your letterbox. With YourParkingSpace, you can rest assured that you are entitled to park in the space you have booked. Setting your worries about restrictions, permits and fines to one side leaves you free to enjoy exploring Birmingham.
Parking in the area around Birmingham airport is highly sought after. Book in advance with YourParkingSpace to ensure there’s an affordable parking space waiting when you arrive. Options are available for long stay and short stay bookings.
Birmingham is a city based in the heart of England. Growing from a market town in the medieval period, it is now the second most populous city in the UK and is often referred to as the UK’s ‘second city’.
Popular attractions in Birmingham include Cadbury’s World, the National Sea Life Centre, and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. If you fancy a spot of shopping, the Bull Ring and Grand Central shopping centre is the place to be. Trendy cafes and bars offer a most enjoyable dining experience. Many of these can be found lining the city’s network of canals.
Pre-book with YourParkingSpace to find the perfect parking spot in Birmingham within a short distance of top attractions and the city centre.
Birmingham can be reached from the M5 and M40 from the South. The M6 connects the city to the North and the East. Travelling from Wales and the West, visitors enter the city using the M54.
Birmingham does not have any bus service Park and Ride locations. But it does offer several rail service Park and Ride locations for travelling into the city.
Rail services operate regularly to and from Birmingham New Street train station, which is the largest and busiest of the three main train stations in Birmingham city centre. Snow Hill and Moor Street are the other two train stations.
Birmingham International train station is located about 14km east of the city centre, next to Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre.
Birmingham has 36 electric vehicle charging points available around the city. There are plans to upgrade these and replace them with rapid and fast charging facilities in more locations.
All council-owned electric vehicle charging points in Birmingham can be used by members of any Electric Vehicle network. Just use your membership card to start the charge.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
The Blue Badge parking scheme aims to provide greater access to parking spaces for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems. This ensures there are more options about where Blue Badge holders can park and for how long.
In Birmingham, with a Blue Badge you can park free of charge in Pay and Display on-street parking bays with no time limits and at council car parks. You can park on yellow lines if you display your Blue Badge as long as:
you don’t cause an obstruction
there aren’t any loading restrictions
you don’t park for longer than 3 hours
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Last minute plans and a late arrival into Birmingham no longer needs to mean parking worries. YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures that you can find a cheap, convenient parking space whatever the time is, day or night.
On-street parking charges in Birmingham city centre do not apply on Christmas Day, Good Friday, and Bank Holidays.
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What time is free parking in Birmingham?
Free parking times vary across the different Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) in Birmingham. The Inner Zone and the Eastside Zone have parking charges between 8am to 7:30pm, whereas the Outer Zone, Gun Quarter Zone and Jewellery Quarter Zone have parking charges between 8am and 6pm.
Is there a park and ride into Birmingham?
There is no bus service park and ride into Birmingham, but there are several park and ride rail services that can be used for travelling into the city centre.
Is parking free on Boxing Day in Birmingham?
Parking is free on Boxing Day if it falls on a Bank Holiday but be aware that Boxing Day may not be classed as a Bank Holiday if it falls on a Saturday.
How much is parking in Bullring Centre?
Parking charges at the Bullring Centre range from £3.50 for one hour to £25 for 8 hours or more.
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Latest Birmingham parking reviews
Excellent space in well lit car park very near arena. Only down side was we had to wait a while when we arrived before a valid space became free but excellent value for money - thank you.Jennie
Excellent location, easy to get to and plenty of room to parkKelly
After knowing the routine it was fine, slight confusion at which gate but we know for next time, we didn't have the entry fob option so make sure you take everything from your car,Tim
Fantastic parking space. Used it to go to Symphony Hall. Pictures helped me locate the spaces. It was only a short walk to symphony hall and we got away straight away. No queing to get out of carparks etc. Will definitely use again!Afia
The space was easy to find and very conveniently located for Birmingham university where we were attending an Open day. The owner was friendly in coming out to greet us once we arrived, helpful in advising where to park within the space and asking if we knew how to get to the university after parking the car. I would be very happy to recommend, thank-you for making the whole process so easy and straightforward!Krys
Nice quiet area only 5 mins max to Arena Birmingham and £4-5 in a Uber to Birmingham centre. Birmingham was gridlocked with traffic after the Ariana Grande concert so wouldn’t recommend parking in that area during a major event at the arena. Recommend the Ibis styles hotel which is a 3 min walk to the arena.John
Helpful attendant close to town and hippodrome.Emily
Very convenient for Arena events but more signage would be helpful to leave absolutely no doubt which bay to park inJayne
Easy parking, little difficult to find at first. But it's round the back of the main road entrance off waterstone laneTony
Easy to find. Very busy on a Saturday morning but got the space right at the top. Authorising the ticket was ok. Recommend.Simon