Information about Parking in Sheffield
Sheffield, known as ‘the Steel City’ has grown from industrial roots to a city of great history and a thriving centre with an exciting culture, nightlife and retail hotspots. The city also has a longstanding sporting heritage and is home to the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield F.C. Its range of attractions are well worth a visit. Most of the on-street Sheffield parking throughout the city is restricted to residents' parking zones, and car parks in Sheffield can be a bit expensive.
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Both long term and short term parking is available with our hourly and weekly booking options in some of the most popular destinations in Sheffield, including near John Lewis, Lyceum, Peace Gardens and Sheffield Cathedral.
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Parking in Central Sheffield
It can be tricky to navigate parking solutions in Sheffield city centre due to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). The following restrictions apply to city centre on-street parking:
Monday to Sunday: charging from 8am to 8:30pm
Monday to Saturday: special evening rate from 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Sunday: special flat rate of £1 a day
no time limits for parking on street
single yellow lines: no parking from 8am to 8.30pm
motorcycles can use our pay and display parking for free at all times
Car parking charges have been introduced at Graves Park, Millhouses Park and Hillsborough Park. Income raised from these charges will directly support the maintenance of these parks. Hours of charging are from 9:30am to 6:30pm, 7 days a week. Disabled Blue Badge holders have free unlimited parking at all of the sites.
No one wants that fine through the letterbox, so on the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces that you are entitled to park in!
Sheffield has a wealth of attractions, with many historical and heritage sites to visit within the city and beyond. Take in the sights at Sheffield Cathedral and afterwards enjoy the nature in the Winter Garden, with a 22 metre high ceiling and a multi award-winning array of stunning greenery. If you’re looking for more, take a stroll in the Botanical Gardens.
Nearby parking options include Carver Street Car Park, John Lewis or Fitzwilliam Street Car Park, however, these tend to get very busy, especially on weekends. For an easy and cheap parking space that will drop you close to all the best attractions, head to YourParkingSpace or download our free App.
Beyond the city centre, Chatsworth House and grounds is ideal for a day trip, where you’ll discover the story of the Chatsworth Family and can enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent interior. For some fresh air, head to The Peak District for plenty of climbing and walking routes suitable for all the family.
Sheffield can be reached from the South via the M1. Past Sheffield this route takes you onto Leeds, and if you turn onto the A57 or A635 you’ll reach Manchester in 1h 20. The closest major airport to Sheffield is Manchester airport.
There are 7 Park and Ride services at different points around the city.
Sheffield Station is managed by East Midlands Trains, and there are regular trains to Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and York via Doncaster.
There are listings for convenient parking spaces on the YourParkingSpace map for rent only a few moments’ walk from Sheffield Train Station. The spaces are located on Castle Croft Drive and are available 24 hours on all days.
In Sheffield, a green parking permit is available for low-emission vehicles such as electric, gas and dual-fuelled vehicles (for example electric hybrids). It does not include biodiesel-enabled vehicles.
When you apply for a green permit, you will be sent a cardboard clock. You must use this clock to show what time your parking started. If you do not comply with the conditions of the scheme you may receive a parking fine.
To make use of charging points in Sheffield, electric vehicle drivers are advised to become a member of a public charging network. There are lots of charging points across Sheffield, a few include 5 electric car charging points available at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Dunelm Mill Charge Point and Montgomery Road.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
As you may already know, the Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, for longer, and often free of charge!
Pay and display bays are free of charge and without time limit. Some of the car parks are for permit holders. Even if you park in a disabled bay in one of these car parks you must display a valid permit as well as your blue badge.
Be sure to check signs in privately operated car parks as badge holders may have to pay.
Single or double yellow lines, you can park for a maximum of 3 hours:
where there are no loading/unloading restrictions that apply
providing you don’t cause an obstruction to other road users or pedestrians
your parking clock must be displayed
Permit/loading bays: park for a maximum of 3 hours. Your parking clock must be displayed.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Monday to Sunday there are charges from 8am to 8:30pm, and on Monday to Saturday there is a special evening rate from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.
On Sunday, there is a special flat rate of £1 a day. On Bank holidays parking is free in any on-street parking.
Got a spare driveway, parking space or lock-up garage in Sheffield? It’s simple to list your space for free. Set your price and watch the bookings roll in.
Is parking free on Sunday in Sheffield?
Monday to Sunday there are on-street parking charges from 8am to 8:30pm. On Sunday there is a special flat rate of £1 a day, and there are no time limits for parking on-street. Around Christmas time, the Council offer free all day Sunday parking in Sheffield City Council on-street pay and display bays and car parks from Sunday 18 November to Sunday 23 December.
Is parking free on bank holidays in Sheffield?
On-street parking in Sheffield city centre is free on most bank holidays, check restrictions locally. Although fees have been introduced for parking on Sundays, Sheffield Council usually do not charge on Bank Holiday Mondays. The August Bank Holiday and Easter Monday are free, as is on-street pay and display bays and car parks from Sunday 18 November to Sunday 23 December.
How much is parking in Sheffield city centre?
On-street parking in Sheffield City Centre has charging restrictions in place Monday to Sunday, from 8am to 8:30pm. On Monday to Saturday there is a special evening rate from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Sunday fees are a flat rate of £1 a day. There are no time limits for parking on street, and on single yellow lines no parking is allowed from 8am to 8.30pm. Car parking charges have been introduced at Graves Park, Millhouses Park and Hillsborough Park. Hours of charging are from 9:30am to 6:30pm, 7 days a week. The cost is 50p per hour or £2.50 per day at Graves Park, Millhouses Park and Hillsborough Parkside Road; 50p for 1 hour, £1 for 2 hours, £1.50 for 3 hours and £2 for maximum stay of 4 hours at Hillsborough Hawksley Avenue.
Is pay and display free on Sunday?
On-street parking has a flat day rate of £1 a day on Sundays in the City centre. Car parking charges at Graves Park, Millhouses Park and Hillsborough Park car parks apply 7 days a week. Disabled Blue Badge holders have free unlimited parking at all of the sites. Sheffield City parking machines continue to accept cash but additional facilities to pay by chip and pin or contactless cashless payments are available. You can also pay by phone.
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Latest Sheffield parking reviews
The location is really easy to find and drive to . Very good location for the centre . Unfortunately I only really used the space during the pandemic so don't have a proper representative of how busy the car park actually is . However as restrictions were starting to ease the car park became very busy and sometimes you would not get a space . People would be parking on the ramp and I'm dangerous spots . This was mainly at weekends . If you arrive to car park after 11 but before 3 you will definitely get a space .Emma
Perfect for what we needed, safe, secure parking, easy to find and a pleasure to use. We pre-paid on-line and got a great price.Ron
Good clean very secure parking, bit hard to find using sat nav. Reasonable price, would use again.Paul
Satisfied. Parking space is always available.Alex
I would recommend this car park to the public. Secured, tidy and spacious. Their staffs are kind, professional and willing to help customers.Olawale
On a superficial level it was perfect, we booked, we paid, we parked. But there were some simple details though could so easily have been better. A tiny thing, the email spoke of taking a 'ticket' rather than the 'token' - long journey, new city, I wondered if I was in the right car park. It's weird for you to introduce of unnecessary doubt like this - imagine I'd been a pensioner! Mostly there was a lack of clarity about how to get out. The email said "To exit take your ticket to the parking office located on Main stairwell – Level A (next to the entry/exit barriers) to be validated then leave via the designated exit." Firstly, what a sh*t hole the entrance to the office was! And we were not the only people wandering around working how to speak to the slightly spooky disembodied voice that finally came through. And secondly, it would have been better if the reminder email simply said "On departure, approach the barrier, insert the token and press the 'Help' button with your booking reference to hand. The attendant will then open the barrier for you." Otherwise great thank you!Mark
Good and secure. Instructions post booking is different from actual booking and slightly confusingJamien Ng Jie
Safe secure car park easy accessible good size spaceDanielle