Parking in Lincoln

Parking in Lincoln

Locations, prices and deals.

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.

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.

Thursday Late Night Shopping

If you are planning to come in to Lincoln to shop into the evening on a Thursday, take advantage of these parking deals:

  • Park for free from 5pm at St Marks
  • Park in the NCP High Street Multi-Storey car-park for just £1.50 after 5pm

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 & Ride runs Monday - Saturday 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

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.

Walk & Ride

A great way to get around the city when parking is on the Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle. This service allows you to park in a large, city centre car park and easily make your way to the top of Steep Hill and back.

The service runs Monday - Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 9:10am til 5:22pm throughout the year. Prices start from £1.50 for a single adult journey.

Paying Online

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.

Please be aware that a major redevelopment scheme is currently underway to provide a state-of-the-art bus station and 1,000-space multi-storey car park in the city centre.

Also in development are improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and the creation of a pedestrianised plaza in St Mary’s Street, connecting the bus and rail stations.

Construction could be complete by February 2018. You can find out more on the City of Lincoln Council website, including road closures and diversions.

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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