Information about Parking in Plymouth
Plymouth has plenty to see and do, from taking a stroll along the waterfront where you can shop till you drop, to sampling the excellent restaurants and bars before rolling up to a show in Plymouth Barbican Theatre. There’s something for all the family in Plymouth.
Parking restrictions in Plymouth are in place across the city centre from 8am – 6pm on every day of the week. And although there are a variety of short, medium and long-term spaces across Plymouth, these often get snapped up on busy days.
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Plymouth Parking Statistics
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Central Plymouth
It can be challenging to find a space to park in Plymouth, especially if you’re pushed for time. This is because all of the area lies within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), meaning that restrictions are in place almost all of the time.
Parking restrictions to keep an eye out for include:
- Pay and Display bays where you can stay for 1,2 or 4 hours
- Double yellow lines, where you can't park
- Single yellow lines, where you can only park at some times unless you are a blue badge holder. Be sure to check the signs when parking.
- Where there are chevrons on the kerb this means that no loading/unloading activity is allowed to take place.
You can only use a resident permit to park in Plymouth parking permit zones and shared permit and pay & display bays within your parking zone. Even with a resident permit, you cannot park in pay & display bays (within their hours of operation), loading bays, disabled bays, doctor bays, on single or double yellow lines or in suspended parking bays.
No one wants a surprise 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 any Plymouth parking tickets.
Plymouth is a lovely part of England, beautiful, especially on days where the seaside location can be fully enjoyed. If you’re looking for somewhere to take a drive to, head to St Ives, where artists are drawn to the magical atmosphere and you can get lost in the quaint streets filled with artisan shops and galleries. For a long walk, head to Dartmoor National Park and make sure not to miss the Burrator dam and reservoir. Mount Edgcumbe is a grand estate worth checking out, where history buffs can explore the ancestral home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe and take in a number of exhibitions including the lives of the local inhabitants during the First World War.
Find great value spaces close to these hotspots, as well as overnight parking solutions with YourParkingSpace!
Plymouth Train Station is managed by great Western Rail. And several parking options can be found near Plymouth Station on the YourParkingSpace Search Map, for example, parking spaces located near Cornwall Street in Sainsbury's in Plymouth. The spaces are close to Plymouth Station as well as easily accessible to the centre of town. The spaces are suitable for vehicles up to the size of a Large - (4x4). The space is available 24 hours on all days and has monthly booking options.
Plymouth can be reached from Exeter by the A38, while the M5 connects you to Bristol and the A30 to the rest of the South West.
In Plymouth, to use a charge point you need to register your details with Pod Point and there are pay-as-you-go charging options.
It's free to charge your vehicle at these charge points:
- Cumberland Centre, available 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
- Mount Gould Hospital, available 24 hours, free parking (22kw)
- Thornberry Centre, available 24 hours, free parking (7kw)
Plymouth has a list of all charging points on the Zap Map charging points map, which is UK wide.
As you may know already, Blue Badge holders can park for free in designated places, and for longer!
Unless the restriction is listed below, the restrictions displayed on the signs will apply to Badge holders for disabled parking in Plymouth.
- Yellow lines - for 3 hours or less (with a badge and clock)
- Resident bays - for 3 hours or less (with a badge and clock)
- Disabled bays - for an unlimited time unless roadside signs show time limits
- Pay and display bays - for unlimited time and free of charge
In car parks charges apply to Blue Badge holders. A vehicle displaying a valid Blue Badge can park for an extra hour after the expiry of purchased time (this applies to pay and display car parks only). Any driver using a disabled bay must display a Blue Badge at all times.
For frequent visitors to Plymouth, there is an Accessibility Permit available which allows a Blue Badge holder to park for free in all Council car parks except Mayflower East, Regent Street, Theatre Royal and Western Approach.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Don’t sweat it, many overnight off-street car parks in Plymouth run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enter your dates and times into our search results page and find a space in time for a relaxed evening out.
You can find parking in popular locations such as near Plymouth University, Plymouth Hoe and find cheap parking in Plymouth Barbican for long, medium and short term stays.
In Plymouth, there are parking restrictions in place every day from 8am – 6pm, including on weekends. Check local signage for Bank Holiday and weekend restrictions.
Do you have access to an empty parking space in Plymouth? It takes only moments to register on the list your space for free page and you could be earning an easy extra income in no time. It’s simple to register with YourParkingSpace. Set your price and watch the bookings roll in.
How much is parking in Plymouth city centre?
Plymouth city centre has 19 car parks and there are over 5000 spaces across Plymouth. Plymouth city centre is divided into parking zones 1-6. These zones vary in price, in Zone 1, 2, 4, 6, you can expect to pay £0.75 for 30 minutes, and £1.50 for 1h. Maximum stay is 15 hours for £3.50. Lower rates apply in zone 5. In Zone 3 the maximum stay is 3 hours and the tariff is £4.50. If you’re looking for cheap and convenient parking in the city centre, head to our search results page for short, long or mid-term parking to suit your needs. You can also book overnight parking in Plymouth city centre.
What time is free parking in Plymouth?
Parking is free in Plymouth from 6pm – 8am, during the day time there are restrictions in place in most areas in Plymouth. Make sure to check local signage for restrictions in place.
How much is parking at Plymouth train station?
Plymouth Train Station Car Park has a daily rate of £10.60. It costs £6.40 for up to 3 hours and £2.10 for up to 2 hours. for example parking spaces located near Cornwall Street in Sainsbury's in Plymouth. The spaces are close to Plymouth Station as well as easily accessible to the centre of town. The spaces are suitable for vehicles up to the size of a Large - (4x4). The space is available 24 hours on all days and has monthly booking options. There are plenty of parking options on the YourParkingSpace map near Plymouth Station, head to YourParkingSpace online or on our mobile App to pre-book to make sure you turn up to your train on time.
How much is parking in Plymouth?
Plymouth Parking costs for on-street parking varies depending on the Zone. All areas in Plymouth have Controlled Parking Zones in place meaning there are restrictions in place most of the time. The more central zones are 1,2,4 and 6 where you can expect to pay £0.75 for 30 minutes. In Zone 3 the maximum stay is 3 hours and the tariff is £4.50. Parking is free in Plymouth from 6pm – 8am. With YourParkingSpace you can find cheap parking in Plymouth near the cities top attractions, there are also options available for overnight, weekly and monthly bookings.
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Latest Plymouth parking reviews
great little car park thanks for not charging me the earth for the hour and half I spent at the aquarium. highly recommendEmily
No fuss Parking, simple and easy to useLucy
Can’t fault the ease of booking and on site parking on the day. Would definitely recommend this site. Thank youSally
Excellent, great location five minutes to city centre and ten minutes to the new BoxMadeleine
Plenty of spaces when I arrived. I was aware of the car park position, anyone who didn’t know Plymouth would struggle to find it. Pedestrian access to street level was unlit didn’t feel very safe.Sandy
Rachel was always so helpful. A very safe place to park.Danielle
Great location for the aquarium. Liked being able to pay in advanceClaire