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Parking in Lincoln

Locations, prices, and deals for parking in Lincoln city centre

Parking in Lincoln

We advise that you check all the services available before you travel as some services may be temporarily closed or have different operating timetables. 

Lincoln offers great parking facilities in the city centre with easy access to the Cathedral Quarter, High Street, or Brayford Waterfront.

Car Parks in Lincoln

Car parking prices in Lincoln start at just £2.00 per hour (selected car parks only). For full details on car parks in Lincoln, including pricing, please visit the National Car Parks website or the City of Lincoln Council website.

Please note: National Car Parks parking is slightly cheaper if you use the NCP ParkPass App.

St Marks Car Park

St Marks Shopping Centre is proud to be Disabled Parking Accredited and have a Park Mark Award. If you are using a sat nav to find St Mark's car park, use the postcode LN5 7EX. 

There are 700 safe and secure parking spaces, with 25 disabled spaces and 16 parent and child spaces. You can pay for parking with cash, by card or on your phone - six of their machines are also contactless. 

The long stay car park (which is located at the Pizza Hut side of the centre) is open 24 hours, and the maximum stay around St Mark's Gardens is five hours.

Access to the multi-storey car park varies – general opening times are:

  • Ground level parking
    • Monday to Saturday: 7.00am to 10.00pm
    • Sunday: 7.00am to 6.00pm
  • First level parking:
    • 7.00am to 6.00pm (with last car admission at 5pm)

Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric charging points are available at:

  • Broadgate multi storey car park (2 charging points)
  • Lucy Tower multi storey car park (2 charging points)
  • The Lawn car park (2 charging points)
  • Lincoln Central car park (12 charging points)
  • Orchard Street car park (8 charging points)
  • Chaplin Street car park (8 charging points)
  • St Marks Shopping Centre (6 charging points)

For more information, visit the City of Lincoln Council website.

Accessible Parking

If you are a Blue Badge holder, for every hour you buy in a City Council car park you will get one hour for free – giving you more time in the city and removing the need to rush.

Most car parks in the city have accessible parking spaces. For more details, see the Accessible Lincoln page.

Motorcyle Parking

Motorcyle parking is available in the following car parks across the city:

  • Lucy Tower Street car park (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Broadgate car park (Level 1)
  • Westgate 2
  • Castle Hill
  • Lincoln Central car park (ground level)
  • St Marks Shopping Centre

Lincoln Park & Ride

Lincoln Park & Ride runs Monday to Saturday (no service on Bank Holidays) from Waitrose on Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS. 

There is a bus every 15 minutes from 6:48am (7:48am on Saturday) with the last return bus departing at 6:20pm. Services at peak times early and late in the day may vary.

It is free to park at Waitrose; there are designated Park & Ride spaces near the bus stop. When these are full, please use the next available spaces closest to those designated.

Please note, during the Christmas period, the Park & Ride service may be suspended due to parking restrictions at Waitrose.

 Return tickets are available on the bus are at a cost of:

  • Adults: £2.80
  • Accompanied children (under 16): Free
  • Concessionary bus pass holders: Free (after 9:30am on weekdays)
  • Stagecoach Bus passes, including the Lincoln BIG commuter bus pass, are valid.

Stops in Lincoln are at:

  • Nettleham Road: the inbound stop is adjacent to KFC opposite the Waitrose car park
  • Northgate: next to Lincoln Cathedral for the Cathedral Quarter​
  • Broadgate: for the Cornhill Quarter, High St and the Waterside Shopping Centre
  • Lincoln Bus Station: for the High Street and the St Marks Shopping Centre

The service is operated by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG) in partnership with Stagecoach East Midlands and Waitrose, with the support of the City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

You can download a copy of the Park & Ride guide here.

Paying Online and by Phone

You can pay for your parking before you arrive and top up your stay away from the car park using your mobile device.

Almost all Lincoln's car parks offer the option to pay online using one of three websites or mobile apps available:

Motorhome Parking

The Lawn car park in Lincoln (LN1 3BU) offers access for motorhome users, with bays backing onto the grass for longer vehicles to reverse into. Please note that whilst motorhomes may park, overnight sleeping in your vehicle is not permitted. Pay and Display charges apply as normal.


You can find more on car park information from National Car Parks or the City Council. For coach parking and group tours, visit visitlincoln.com/groups.

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