Information about Parking in Chester
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Chester is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. With a population of 100,000, this small city has a lot to offer: a rich history, natural beauty, shops, bars, restaurants and an array of activities.
Boasting a unique atmosphere, Chester is also considered one of Britain's greatest heritage cities.
The city is home to the most complete City Walls in Britain dating from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago.
The unique 700-year-old Rows are home to both independent and high street names offering an unforgettable shopping experience.
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Chester Parking Statistics
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Chester
Parking in Chester can sometimes be tricky. Many central streets have restricted parking conditions, with resident parking zones in place.
Park and ride
Chester has four at Park and Ride locations:
- Boughton Heath (off the A41 Whitchurch Road - nearest postcode CH3 5QD)
- Sealand Road (on the A548 opposite the car dealerships - nearest postcode CH1 4LD)
- Upton (Zoo - nearest postcode CH2 4BB)
- Wrexham Road (off the A483 opposite Chester Business Park - nearest postcode CH4 9QD)
Chester Racecourse Car Park
A good option for cheap all-day parking is the Chester Racecourse Car Park. It is a short walk from the city centre, and on non-race days you can pay just £4.50 for whole day parking.
Free parking in Chester Racecourse is also available on selected Sundays. Check the Visit Cheshire website for up to date information.
Tesco Chester Parking
Tesco offers a multi-storey carpark above the store with 500 spaces. Subject to a minimum spend for up to 3 hours of free parking.
Alternatively, you can browse the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term car parks throughout Chester, including driveways and private garages.
Parking in Central Chester
Below are a number of options for those looking to park in the city centre:
Chester's Market Car Park
Open from 6.30am to 11.30pm it offers 625 spaces making it easy to find a spot even during busy weekend periods
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
The Grosvenor Shopping Centre is a good option for those on a shopping spree:
- Up to one hour - £2.80
- Up to two hours - £5.20
- Up to three hours - £7.80
- Three to 24 hours - £10
Chester Railway Station
Just down the road from the station itself. It is a 24-hour car park costs £8 for one day, £16 for two days, £24 for three days or you can get a one week pass for £32.
Other options include
- Market Place Car Park: from £2.50 per hour
- Frodsham Street Car Park: £1.50 per hour
- Trinity Street Car Park: from £3 per hour
- Brook Street Car Park: from £1 per hour up to £5 over six hours
Visit the Council website for a full list of carparks available.
YourParkingSpace offers long-term and short-term off-street parking in Chester City Centre. Download our free app for iOS and Apple and browse through our options.
Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain.
The city also boasts a 1000-year-old Cathedral and the only 700-year-old Rows galleries shopping arcade.
You will also find plenty of options to dine and enjoy the vibrant cafe scene.
Train: There are inward services from London, Scotland, Derby, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
To travel to other parts of Chester & Cheshire, visit the Cheshire by Train website.
Bus: Cheshire is well served by local bus services.
Chester has its own City Centre Bus which picks up and drops off at the Railway Station, New Bus Interchange and Foregate Street stop AA. This bus is charged at £1 each way.
Disabled Parking in Chester
Blue Badge holders can stay in disabled bays across Chester for four hours unless the car park advises otherwise.
Remember to always look at the signs in each car park and display your badge.
If you're looking for a car park in the city centre, check out the Frodsham Street car park.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Chester, including stations at the Holiday Inn Express - Chester Racecourse and The Mill Hotel.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Many of the city’s carparks offer a discounted rate for arrivals after 6pm, including:
- Market Place Car Park: £2
- Trinity Street Car Park: £1.50
Getting late and struggling to find car parking in Chester? There’s no need to worry! YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours a day.
Is there free parking in Chester after 3pm in council-run car parks?
No, this scheme has been axed.
Where can I find a Chester map or visitor guide?
You can download them here.
What are the most popular hotels in Chester?
Popular options include the Crown Plaza Chester and the Travelodge Chester
Is the Queens Hotel in Chester haunted?
Legend says that a ghost of a little girl lives at the hotel...
Is there a Primark in Chester?
Yes, it is located at 52-60 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HAc
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Latest Chester parking reviews
Very easy to find using the post code with SatNav. Always parking spaces available during our stay at the hotel - despite the need to use the car and later return one day when visiting the Zoo.Paul
Fabulous stay all round, parking was easy, choice of spaces, in all ExcellentCathryn
Brilliant easy to find and great location.Steve
Well pleased with the price for four days/nights parking at Queens hotel car park. Had reservations when I was told to park in any space as opposed to a precooked space but there were plenty of spaces available. Picked car up before the 11 ‘0’ clock deadline and away. Can recommend it on my experience.William
Whilst we got a space ok, I can imagine, it being difficult, there are only about 20 spaces and the car park is very tight, so may not be suitable for larger cars. Felt that ot was fairly secure and the spaces are bigger than supermarket carpal spaces.Robert
Very easy to book and find. Thank youJane
Although the car park is in an area behind the Queen Hotel, I’m not sure it is owned or operated by them. This could be made clearer as it is not signed as the Queen Hotel car park. But based on others people’s comments and the two photos it was easy to find. It’s about a 5 minute walk at most to the station. Cost us £30 for 4 full days. Overall happy with my experience and would use again.Mark
Very pleased with using this particular company. The Crown Hotel parking space was very easy to find, as one only had to follow the signs to the station, where parking was adjacent to the station. My fears of would there be a parking space available, were soon dismissed as there were quite a few that were free. I certainly would use this company again.John
Hassle free and no real issues but really could do with clearer signs for the Queens parking zone as it's next door to another car park. I would use this space again.
Easy to find, lots of room and within walking distance to the town centre. I have parked a few times here now and never had any issues. Great!Elena