Information about Parking in Liverpool
Liverpool car parks are in demand across the city. Due to Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) there is no free parking within the city centre between 8am and 6pm. There are a limited number of parking zones with Pay and Display bays that can be used for a short amount of time in the city centre.
Parking in the city centre can be tricky, and many of the central car parks in Liverpool are overpriced. Finding a parking space can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for a cheap solution for your commute, or to park for longer periods of time.
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Parking in Central Liverpool
The Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), which operates in the central areas. Because of this, there is no free parking in the city centre between 8am and 6pm. However, there are pay and display options available in designated areas for limited time periods within the CPZ.
Parking restrictions to look out for are:
Pay and Display bays where you can stay for up to 4 hours in the inner controlled zone. Pay and Display bays where you can stay for up to 2 hours in the outer controlled zone. There are also a few longer stay parking bays in the outer controlled zone (L zone and part of K zone). These are for a maximum of 4 hours.
Single yellow lines, where you can only park at some specific times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these.
Kerb flashes showing loading restrictions.
Double yellow lines where you cannot park.
On street parking is provided by pay and display bays which operate between 8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday in the CPZs.
Throughout the rest of Liverpool City Council Area, parking restrictions are mostly found on bus routes and main roads to keep the traffic moving in the busiest times, as well as around shopping areas to provide parking for shops. Restrictions in residential areas make schools, junctions and crossings safer.
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!
Parking around Liverpool John Lennon Airport is highly sought after. For cheap, safe and convenient parking spaces, both for long stay and short stay, visit our Liverpool airport page.
Liverpool is a cultural capital and the birthplace of The Beatles. As well as having a UNESCO Heritage Waterfront, Liverpool also has a proud sporting history, with several historic football clubs including Everton Football Club and Liverpool Football Club.
If you’re looking for more activities, The World Museum is free to enter and showcases the Earth’s history through exhibits and hands-on activities. Or head to The Beatles Story, which is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to The Beatles’ rise to fame. If you’re looking to relax in beautiful gardens and woodlands, head to Speke Hall, a half-timbered house dating back to the 15th century, owned by the National Trust.
In need of a day out? Croxteth Hall is a twenty-minute drive from Liverpool and is a working farm. You can visit the hall, which has exhibits of hall-life in the Edwardian times. And you can take a stroll to see the beautiful flowers in the Victorian Walled Garden.
Other popular attractions in the city centre include The Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre and Bluecoat, which has studio spaces for artists as well as an exciting and evolving programme of arts events.
Liverpool is well connected to the main UK motorway network and is easily accessible from London area from the M40 and, and then north on the M6 just past Birmingham. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 directly to Liverpool area.
Travelling by train from Central London, Liverpool is just 2h 13 minutes on the Virgin Pendolino trains. There are also routes from all major UK cities on London Northwestern Railway, TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Inside Liverpool, the Merseyrail train network will link you to other parts of the city.
There are charging ports for electric vehicles across the city centre. Liverpool John Lennon Airport has installed Merseyside’s first Rapid Charging Point for electric vehicles in partnership with green energy company Ecotricity.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Blue Badge parking in Liverpool means you can park in any on-street Pay and Display bays and in most of the city’s Pay and Display car parks free of charge with no time limit. Make sure a valid blue badge is displayed in the windscreen with the expiry date and issuing council clearly visible.
With a valid Blue Badge, you can also park on double and single yellow lines for up to three hours, unless there is a ban on loading or unloading.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Many overnight off-street car parks in Liverpool are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply search on YourParkingSpace site or mobile app to secure a hassle-free space in advance.
How much is it to park in Liverpool?
Controlled parking in the inner controlled zones are:
- Up to 30 minutes - £1.00
- Up to 1 hour - £2.00
- Up to 1 hour 30 minutes - £3.00
- Up to 2 hours - £4.00
- Up to 4 hours (max stay) - £5.00
Parking charges for the pay and display bays in the outer controlled zone are:
- Up to 30 minutes - £1.10
- Up to 1 hour - £2.20
- Up to 1 hour 30 minutes - £3.30
- Up to 2 hours (max stay) - £4.40
Is parking free after 6 in Liverpool?
On-street parking is provided in Pay and Display bays which operate between 8am – 6pm daily in all Controlled Parking Zones of the city centre. On-street parking is free after 6pm. If you are a Blue Badge Holder all on-street parking in the city centre is free throughout the day.
Is there free parking in Liverpool on weekends?
In Liverpool there is controlled on-street parking between 8am – 6pm Monday to Sunday, so there is no free weekend parking. Pay and display bays have time restrictions, depending on the zone. In the inner zone, you can park for 4 hours max and in outer zone you can park for 2 hours max, depending on the location.
Is there parking near John Lewis in Liverpool?
There are plenty of parking options near John Lewis. One option is a car park on Duke Street, nestled in the up and coming Ropewalks area of the city centre. Duke street car park is just next door to the Liverpool ONE development and is an ideal place to park as a cheap option for your day out in the city. It is also only a 5 – 10-minute walk from Liverpool’s famous Albert Dock for you to carry on your explorations after visiting John Lewis.
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Latest Liverpool parking reviews
The online booking system is a sham. Had to pay twice. Ended up paying £30.00 total. Car park itself was fabulous. Just park there and pay in person.Megan
Great location & ease of parking. Highly recommended!Paula
Brilliant and good valueDarren
Only issue was that I couldn't find the exit haha. Clean and easy to park. Definitely use again.Greg
Very spacious and safe, the barcode from the booking email didn't work on the ticket machine on the way out though.Ian
Very easy access. Safe secure site. Very reasonably priced.Mr D
secure car park there is no way of just walking in without the code witch is very easy to enter for the shutter that gets given witch put me at more ease when leaving my car and make sure you park down stairs on the lower level. 2 minutes walk to Albert docks literally and same to the shops will deffently use again secure and close to what you go to Liverpool for.Charlotte