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:
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.
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.
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 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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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 is available in car parks across the city:
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.
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.