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Parking in Lincoln

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

Parking in Lincoln

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

Please be aware that it is the law that you must wear a face-covering when travelling in England on public transport. Keep up to date with the UK Government social distancing guidelines on their website here.

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

City of Lincoln Car Parks

All City of Lincoln Council car parks are open for public use as per 'usual'. Where possible, please make a contactless payment or pay via your phone.

Search City of Lincoln Council Car Parks here

Free parking for critical NHS staff is also available at council car parks across Lincoln, with the use of the Covid-19 universal pass. 

St Marks Car Park

St Marks Shopping Centre is proud to be Disabled Parking Accredited and have a Park Mark Award. They have more than 600 safe and secure parking spaces with 25 disabled spaces and 16 parent and child spaces. You can pay for your parking by cash or by card. If you are travelling to St. Marks Car Park by car, please use this postcode in your sat nav: LN5 7EX. Please find below a list of car park rates:

  • Up to 1 hour £1.50
  • Up to 2 hours £2.50
  • Up to 3 hours £4.00
  • Up to 4 hours £5
  • Up to 5 hours £7
  • Day pass £8

The long stay car park (which is located at the Burger King side of the centre) and St Marks garden parking is open 24 hours, whilst access to the multi-storey car park varies (maximum stay in the multi-storey car park is five hours) – general opening times tend to be:

  • Ground level parking
    • Monday - Saturday: 7am – 7pm
    • Sunday: 7am – 6pm
  • First level parking:
    • 7am – 6.30pm (with last car admission at 5.30pm)

Other Private Car Parks

We advise that you check directly with the operator or other private car parks in Lincoln. 

Parking Prices

Discounted rate of £1 per hour or £4 for all day when using "PayByPhone" at all City of Lincoln Council car parks. Valid until 31st August.

Car parks in Lincoln start at £1 per hour (St Rumbold's Street) or £1.30 per hour (Rosemary Lane, Broadgate), or just £5.50 for the day (St Rumbold's Street, Broadgate, Chaplin Street, Rosemary Lane). There are a number of accessible spaces available and there are car parks nearby to all of the city's main attractions.

Use the interactive map below to see locations, space details and prices. For full pricing details please visit the National Car Parks website or the City of Lincoln Council website.

Lincoln Park & Ride

Lincoln Park & Ride runs Monday - Saturday (no service on Bank Holidays) from Waitrose on Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS, with a bus provided 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).

There are designated Park & Ride parking spaces near the bus stop. When these are full, please use the next available spaces closest to those designated.

Parking at Waitrose is free. Return tickets are available on the bus are at a cost of:

  • Adults: £2.60
  • 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.

Local people within walking distance of the stop are also able to use the service to and from Lincoln Waitrose, the city centre and Cathedral Quarter for the same fare. You don’t have to Park to benefit from this service.

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.

Download the Park & Ride route PDF and the Park & Ride timetable PDF.

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:

Electric Vehicle Charging

There are two charging points in Lincoln city centre: Broadgate multi-storey car park and Lucy Tower multi-storey car park.

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 - you can view details on the map below.

For more details on Lincoln's accessibility, please see the Accessible Lincoln page.

Motorcyle Parking

Motorcyle parking is available in car parks across the city:

  • Westgate: £2.50 all day
  • Castle Hill: £2.50 all day
  • Lucy Tower Street: £2.50 all day

Motorhome Parking

If you are visiting in your motorhome you can park your vehicle for free and enter the city by bus at Lincoln Leisure Vehicles.  The motorhome parking area is a short journey into Lincoln and accessible by the 46, 47, 48 or 49 bus routes or a leisurely walk.

You can find Lincoln Leisure Vehicles on Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY, open from 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday. If you plan to use this service, please call ahead on 01522 690010 and ask to speak to Gary or Steve.

In the city, The Lawn car park (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

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Car Parks in Lincoln

Parking in Lincoln starts from just £1 per hour, or £5 for the day.

Find the right car park for you using the map below.

Please check before you travel. We advise that you check all the services available directly with the car park operator, before you travel to, from and within Lincoln. Some facilities may be temporarily closed or have different opening times and payment regulations. Where possible, please make a contactless payment or pay via your phone.

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