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

Parking in Lincoln

Lincoln offers great parking facilities around the city and in the city centre and an easy way to get around the city on a circular bus route.


Free parking from 4pm – 9.30pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks is also available for late night Christmas shopping on Thursdays and between Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd December for those who register via the PayByPhone service. Just download the Pay by Phone App and register in advance.

Here are all the free parking spaces you can take advantage of this Christmas, and how to register you vehicle:

  • NEW Central Car Park Benefit from free parking at the NEW Central Car Park between 4pm and 9.30pm on Late Night Shopping Thursday’s and for late night shopping on Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December. Use the ticket machines as usual when returning to your car, and only pay the standard rate if you park past 9.30pm. Postcode LN5 7BP.
  • City of Lincoln Council Car Parks Register your vehicle using Pay by Phone and park for free at any City of Lincoln Council Car Park between 4pm and 9.30pm on Late Night Shopping Thursdays and on Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd December. Download the Pay by Phone App and pre-register to make parking even easier each time. Please note that Pay & Display machines will still charge.
  • St. Marks Car Park Free evening parking from daily from Monday 10th September 6pm – 6am each day. Free parking will start from 4:30pm on Friday 23rd for the Christmas Lights Switch On and Thursday 29th November for the Reindeer Parade. There is no need to register your vehicle or display a ticket on your windscreen, just turn up and park for free at St. Marks.

Parking Prices

Car parks in Lincoln start at £1 per hour (St Rumbold's Street) or £1.20 per hour (Rosemary Lane, Broadgate), or just £5 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 Counci website.

Lincoln Park App

Produced by Lincoln BIG and Cursor, the Lincoln Park app is a free smartphone application which is designed to help people living, working and visiting the city to quickly find parking spaces and check availability.

The app shows you car parks on a map with details of fees and real-time capacities. In addition to this, there are links to pay by phone at each car park.

The free app can be downloaded from the iOS or Google Play App Stores by searching Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park & Ride

Lincoln Park & RideLincoln 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 7am (8am 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: £2.50
  • Accompanied children: 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 will also be 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

Christmas Service: Lincoln Park & Ride does not run during Lincoln Christmas Market or during the week leading to Christmas (Monday 17th - Wednesday 26th December 2018). Service will resume the day following Boxing Day.

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.

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: £2.10 all day
  • Castle Hill: £2.10 all day
  • Lucy Tower Street: £2.10 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 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.

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