Rent a Preston Parking Space
Preston has lots on offer and is a main city hub in Lancashire with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all the family, including art galleries, theatre, pubs shopping and cinema. While in Preston make sure to check out Preston Market and the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and library close by. If history is more your thing, head to Ribble Steam Railway to experience how Lancashire was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the heart of Preston’s famous docklands.
Despite Preston being a popular destination with plenty on offer, the parking solutions aren’t as attractive. Much of the on-street parking throughout the city is restricted to residents' parking zones, making it particularly difficult to find reasonably priced parking in Preston to suit different needs.
…this is where we come in.
YourParkingSpace is a great parking service, that offers many different off-street parking opportunities across Preston close to popular attractions, and in desirable locations for commuting outside of Preston. Both long term and short-term parking is available with our hourly and weekly booking options. YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours of the day and offers hassle-free solutions to parking problems at any time of day or night. You can rest assured you won’t get any Preston parking fines, and you won’t need a Preston parking permit to park in any of the spaces listed on the YourParkingSpace search map.
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Preston Parking Statistics
4.9 out of 5 stars
Average parking rating for Preston
By YourParkingSpace drivers for Preston spaces
229 parking spaces
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Parking in Central Preston
Central Preston has lots of on-street parking spaces as well as pay and display car parks. You can find free parking in Preston on Regent Street, Frenchwood Street and other streets around Avenham for under 2h. There is also free parking near in Preston Adelphi Street. Most Centrally located areas in Preston have restrictions in place Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 18:00. Parking charges in Preston apply on weekends and on Bank Holidays unless otherwise stated.
Parking restrictions to look out for are:
- Pay and Display bays where you can stay for up to 2 hours
- 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 to receive a Preston parking fine! On the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces with no restrictions so you won’t need a Preston parking permit and can rest assured you won’t get any Preston parking fines.
Preston has plenty to offer on its doorstep, and there are many fantastic options for day trips in the surrounding areas. You can head to Garstang, a quaint English town 15 miles north on the A6 to take in the quintessential English atmosphere. If you’re into thrill-seeking head to Blackpool, where the pleasure beach and Blackpool pier will keep you entertained for hours on end. For the great outdoors, head to the Lake District or Peak District. The South Lakes is only an hour away by car, and Ullswater lake won’t disappoint. From taking a local steam paddle boat across the water to heading to the local Aquarium, there’s something for everyone in Ullswater come rain or shine. For day trips further afield head to Chester or York: there’s plenty of attractions to choose only a short drive away from Preston.
Find cheap and convenient parking spaces in short walking distances to these favourite attractions on our search results page. You can find 24hour parking in Preston as well as overnight parking in Preston and all day parking in Preston city centre on our search results page.
Preston is well connected and can easily be reached by the M61 from Manchester, while the M6 connects Preston with the rest of the North. The M55 links Preston with Blackpool.
Preston Railway Station is on the West Coast Main Line. There are frequent trains to local stations as well as intercity trains to London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley.
To find Preston train station parking for a time frame that suits you, head to the YourParkingSpace search results page.
Lancashire Council is installing two different types of charge units in locations across Lancashire. There are a number of charge units at Preston Bus Station, Walton le Dale Park and Ride, Portway Park and Ride and other locations across Preston.
A network of all electrical vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
There are a number of designated city centre parking spaces available for Blue Badge holders in Preston car parks.
If you are a blue badge holder, you can park up to three hours free of charge in a designated disabled parking bay.
A blue badge must be displayed and clock set to time of arrival in the windscreen of your vehicle before leaving the car park. Take care as any free period of parking must be separated by a period of eight hours from the end of the previous free period.
Chapel Yard Car Par is a dedicated disabled surface car park with 30 spaces available for Blue Badge holders only. The car park is open 24 hours Monday – Sunday including Bank Holidays.
The badge should be left face up so that the Civil Enforcement Officer can see :
- the serial number
- the issuing authority
- the expiry date
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Parking charges on the street in Preston city centre in most areas are operational every day of the week, so take care even if you are looking to for parking in Preston on Sundays. Parking charges in Preston central apply from 8am-6pm on all days.
Don’t sweat it, many overnight off-street car parks in Preston 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. This can be particularly helpful when looking for parking in Preston Fishergate or parking in Preston near UCLAN.
Do you have access to an empty parking space in Preston? It takes only moments to register with YourParkingSpace and you could be earning an easy extra income in no time. Register your driveway, parking space or lock-up garage with us. It’s free to list and takes just two minutes. Sit back, relax and watch the bookings roll in.
How much is parking at Royal Preston Hospital?
Parking payment fees apply 24 hours a day 7 days a week at Royal Preston Hospital (except Christmas Day). Parking for under 30 minutes is free, and you do not need to enter your registration number into a Kiosk. If you park for more than 30 minutes you will need to pay at one of the payment kiosks before leaving. Up to 1hour costs £2.50, up to 2hours costs £3.50, up to 4hours costs £5.50, up to 6 hours costs £6, up to 8 hours costs £8, more than 8 hours costs £10.
How much is parking at Preston Bus Station?
Parking in Preston Bus Station operates on a pay and display basis in the car parks, with a capacity of 600 cars. Preston Bus Station car park is open 24hours a day, charges are in place on all public and bank holidays. Make sure to remember to display your ticket once you have purchased it. The charges for Preston bus station parking are £1.60 for up to 2hours, £3.20 for 2-4 hours, £4 for up to 12 hours and £6 for 24hours.
How much to apply for a parking permit in Preston?
Resident permits cost £29 for the 1st permit and £45 for the 2nd Permit. Visitors permits cost £8 for a 1 month disk, £22 for a 3 month disc. Two residents and two visitors permits may be issued per household. You can apply for a permit online, or return the application by post. You will need to include a recent Council Tax Bill, a Utility Bill and a V5 form.
How much is parking at Preston train station?
Parking at Preston Train Station is managed by Virgin Trains, with a capacity of 1025 parking spaces. You can pre-book a space online more than 24h in advance. There is both a short stay car park and a main car park at Preston train station as well as a pickup/drop-off point. short stay car park is free for the first 20 minutes. The long stay car park charges £12 a day, with a weekend charge of £6 each day. The monthly cost is £166 while the annual cost is £1200.
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Latest Preston parking reviews
Very easy to find. Plenty of space and well lit. No problems at all.Simon
Good space close to the railway station. Could the directions be a little clearer eg 'the space is immediately right on the corner as you come into the road' as I was using sat nav and it was dark when I arrived. Apologies to the lovely lady who I woke up at 5am to find the space! Also, Google maps took me the long way from the car parking space to the railway station - which was stressful as it kept changing directions and took longer to walk than necessary. Perhaps clear walking route to the station on the listing would help.Sam
My first booking. It was so straightforward. Ruby was super helpful too. I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Thank youEmma
Very good accomodation from the lady!Adnan
Easy to book, convenient and good all round the car space.MICHAEL
Excellent service and value for money, many thanks, highly recommendedBarry
Excellent location for football, approx 5 min walk to the away end! If you're not going for football, retail park next door. Very convenient. Friendly people, when leaving after the game, not much traffic, easy to get back kn the M6Steve
Left my car here for three consecutive nights, was a little concerned about the security but returned to find my vehicle safe and sound. Very reasonable rates.J Lesley