Information about Parking in Bradford
Bradford is a Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire. It is nestled by the picturesque Penning Mountains and is a short drive away from Leeds. Bradford specialised in textile production during the Industrial Revolution and has a rich heritage. Today it is an ideal destination to combine culture, history and a unique taste of country air and Yorkshire life.
While you’re in the area, make sure to check out the Bradford Industrial Museum as well as the National Media Museum. In the Bradford Industrial Museum you can find out about local industrial history, and the museum itself is set inside an original textile factory. If it’s entertainment you’re looking for, book in for a play at the Alhambra Theatre. When the sun is out, Lister Park and Peel Park are amongst the local’s favourite hang out spots.
Most of the on-street parking in Bradford is restricted, making it particularly difficult for city centre commuters and visitors to find reasonably priced parking to suit their needs. This often makes it unaffordable for those who have to drive to and from the city every day.
…this is where YourParkingSpace can lend a helping hand!
YourParkingSpace offers a wealth of off-street parking opportunities, across Bradford, including private driveways and car parks. Pre-book spaces in some of the busiest parts of Bradford, including at Alhambra Bradford, Broadway Bradford, and Leeds Bradford Airport. Both long term and short term parking is available with our hourly and weekly booking options.
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Parking in Central Bradford
It can be tricky to park in Bradford city centre during the week, due to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Parking restrictions are in place in most areas from 8am – 6pm Monday – Saturday.
Parking restrictions to look out for are:
Pay and Display bays where you can park, charging £1.40 per hour
Double yellow lines, where you can't park
Single yellow lines, where you can only park at some times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these
Kerb flashes showing loading restrictions
No one wants a surprise Bradford parking fine! On the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces with no restrictions so you need no permit and can rest assured you won’t get a Bradford parking ticket.
Car Park options in Bradford include:
Sharpe Street Car Park
Radwell Drive Car Park
Jacobs Well Car Park
Viking Airport Parking with a shuttle bus; Meet and Greet Parking; Short Stay as well as Mid Stay parking is available on the airport page.
For cheap and convenient parking close to Leeds Bradford Airport, head to YourParkingSpace search map or visit our Leeds Bradford Airport page to find cheap, convenient and secure parking both for long stay and short stay visits.
Bradford has a city status as UNESCO City of Film, as well as having award-winning flower displays and Michelin-starred restaurants. For outdoor activities head to Cow and Calf rocks near Ilkey, or spend a sumptuous afternoon in Keighley’s shopping centre. Travelling with kids? Take them to discover historic Haworth, the railway station featured in the film The Railway Children. Find great and convenient parking spaces in short walking distances to these unmissable attractions on our search results page.
Other popular locations nearby are a short drive away in Leeds, Huddersfield and the Yorkshire Dales. Head to YourParkingSpace in order to pre-book a cheap and convenient space when you roll up to your first stop on your day out!
From Leeds, you can reach Bradford by the A647. Alternatively, the A650 takes you towards Skipton, and Huddersfield and surrounding areas are connected via the M62.
Forster Square and Bradford Interchange have regular train services to Leeds, Manchester and beyond.
There are charging points located at several different locations across Bradford, including at University of Bradford City Campus and at The Broadway Shopping Centre.
As you may already know, that Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, for longer, and often free of charge!
Head to bradford.gov.uk for a list of all the disabled bays in Bradford city centre.
In Bradford, there are many designated disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders at various locations.
Vehicles displaying Blue Badges can also park:
on single or double yellow lines (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading)
free of charge and without time limit where on-street pay & display parking facilities apply.
The disabled badge must always be correctly displayed
Take care, a Blue Badge must not be used to park in any of the following places:
Where a loading ban is in force (shown by yellow kerb dashes)
Where there are double white lines in the centre of the road (even if one of the lines is a broken line)
In a bus lane during its hours of operation
In a cycle lane
On a pedestrian crossing area
On a footway or pavement
Next to a dropped footway or on a raised carriageway where pedestrians or vehicles need access to the road
In a bay marked for other types of vehicles, such as an ambulance, taxi or loading bay
In a loading bay, in a residents bay, in a business bay
In a permit holders only bay
Personalised disabled bays
On school ‘keep clear’ markings
On a bay or area where parking has been suspended e.g. with yellow signs
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Don’t get caught out looking for a parking space in Bradford! Restrictions are in place Monday to Friday, however, there are lots of parking options available to you, and many overnight off-street car parks in Bradford run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enter your dates and times into our search results page and find a space with a time scale that suits you.
On-street parking restrictions are in place Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm. There is no charge on Sunday on the following streets: North Parade, Rawson Road, Godwin Street, Darley Street. All other streets have charges on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Parking is free on Bank Holidays.
Have you considered making a bit of extra cash from your empty Bradford parking space? If not, you might want to consider this! Parking in Bradford is in very high demand and you could see yourself making a considerable profit from that unused driveway or allocated space which you may have forgotten even existed. Go to our list your space for free page to start earning!
How much is parking at Leeds Bradford airport?
Parking at Leeds Bradford Airport pricing depends on your length of stay, Short Stay parking costs £3 for 30 minutes, up to £69 for two days. Mid Stay costs £37 for a day, £64 for two days; Long stay pricing costs £32 for one day, £64 for five days. You can park for up to 9 days at a cost of £84.
Alternatively, you can find parking on Moorside Farm in Horsforth via the YourParkingSpace website or App. The spaces are suitable for vehicles up to the size of a Large - (4x4). On-site there is Disabled Access and Security Lighting and the spaces are available 24 hours on all days. The cost is £54.06 a month.
How much is short stay parking at Leeds Bradford airport?
You can pre-book short stay parking at Leeds Bradford Airport for slots from 30 minutes – 6hrs, costing £3 for 30 minutes and £25.00 for 3-6hrs. For a whole day, it’s £37.00, and £69 for two days. After the two days, it’s £29.00 per day each subsequent day.
If you’re looking for a long term parking solution, you can park on Moorside Farm in Horsforth close to the airport. This can be booked on a rolling monthly basis for £54.06 a month. The spaces are suitable for vehicles up to the size of a Large - (4x4). On-site there is Disabled Access and Security Lighting and the spaces are available 24 hours on all days.
How much is parking at Broadway Bradford?
Broadway Bradford car park parking charges are: £2 for 1hr, £3 for 1-5h and £5 for over 5h. Evening rates from 5pm – midnights cost £1, and there is £1.50 parking for all day every weekend. The opening hours of the car park are 6am – 1am Monday – Sunday. All vehicles are charged at the same rate for parking, including motorcycles and Blue Badge holders.
A recommended place to park with YourParkingSpace if you are regularly travelling into town is on Hick Street. The spaces are close to Bradford Sexual Health, Locala, Bradford Interchange and Bradford Playhouse. The spaces are suitable for vehicles up to the size of a Large - (4x4). On-site there is Covered Parking, Allocated Space and Security Lighting. Your space can be booked on a rolling monthly bases for £62.50 a month.
How much is parking in Bradford city centre?
On Street Parking in Bradford City Centre is 70p for up to one hour and £1.40 for a maximum stay of two hours. On weekends, there is no charge on Sunday on the following streets: North Parade, Rawson Road, Godwin Street, Darley Street. All other streets, charges on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. There is no charge on Bank Holidays. For mid-week parking solutions that enable you to park for more than two hours, head to the YourParkingSpace map to search, book and park in a place and at a time that suits you.
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Latest Bradford parking reviews
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Easy to find, although Leeds is a nightmare to get around. No spaces so ended up on top floor. Went 35 mins over my stay and had to pay another £3 at the desk. Would use again if nothing else availableSarah
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