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Car parking and Park and Ride

Car parking and Park and Ride

1. Off-street parking

You can look at a map of car parks in Bristol.

These are car parks that we run. Choose a car park for prices, times and maximum stays:

2. On-street parking and charges

On-street parking is free in areas that aren’t in Residents’ Parking Scheme areas or the Controlled Parking Zone. Check local signs to see if time limits and restrictions apply.

There are parking restrictions in the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the centre of Bristol. There are signs to tell you what restrictions apply.

Pay and display charges

You can park in on-street bays for up to 1, 2 or 4 hours. The prices and times you can park in on-street bays are different for each location. Check the signs or ticket machines when you park.

View this RingGo guide (pdf, 77KB) (opens new window) for information on using RingGo.

1 hour zone charges

Monday to Sunday:

  • up to 1 hour,  8am to 6pm: £3.00
  • 6pm to midnight: £3.00
  • 6pm to 9am: £4.50
  • Bank holidays have charges.

2 hour zone charges

Monday to Sunday:

  • up to 2 hours, 8am to 6pm: £4.00
  • 6pm to midnight: £3.00
  • 6pm to 9am: £4.50
  • Bank holidays have charges

4 hour zone charges

Monday to Sunday:

  • up to 4 hours, 8am to 6pm: £5.00
  • 6pm to midnight: £3.00 
  • 6pm to 9am: £4.50
  • Bank holidays have charges

3. Residents’ Parking Scheme (RPS) areas

There is some pay and display parking in these areas. These usually charge from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, but days, times and maximum stays vary in different areas. 

Check local signs when you park.

Find out more about Residents’ Parking Schemes.

Monday to Friday, up to:

  • 15 minutes in Easton and St Phillips: free
  • 30 minutes in all RPS areas except Easton and St Phillips: free
  • 1 hour: £1
  • 2 hours: £2
  • 3 hours: £3
  • 4 hours: £4 (not available in all scheme areas)
  • 5 hours: £5 (not available in all scheme areas)

You can park for free on Sundays and bank holidays in all RPS areas except Bower Ashton.

Evening and Saturday times and charges are different in each area.

4. Park and Ride

You can park your car and ride a bus into Bristol. Look at a map of Park and Ride locations on the Travelwest website. You can also find out about opening hours, bus times and fares at the Travelwest site.

There is no charge for parking. Bus fares apply.