Free & Paid Parking in Newcastle

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This article was updated in January 2024

Free and Paid Parking in Newcastle

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Free Residential Streetside Parking

One of the best options for parking in a city is to find residential streets with no parking restrictions. This can be difficult if you’re unfamiliar with an area, so we’ve done the groundwork for you. Below we’ve listed unrestricted residential streets, sorted into the cardinal directions from the geographical city centre. We’ve also included postcodes and walking distances from each street.


Parking in the north of Newcastle will put you closer to both The Town Moor and Newcastle Freeman Hospital. The walk to the city centre goes by and through several green spaces and past the Great North Museum and the Royal Victoria Infirmary before getting into the main shopping area.

• Saxton Grove NE7 7AS – 2.7 miles


An easterly street will mean you get into the city via Northumbria University, and straight into Grainger Market and Eldon Square shopping centres.

• Rosebery Crescent NE2 1EU – 1.3 miles
• Selborne Gardens NE2 1EY – 1.3 miles
• Stratford Grove West NE6 5BB – 1.3 miles
• Stratford Road NE6 5AS – 1.3 miles
• Ripon Gardens NE2 1HN – 1.4 miles
• Kimberley Gardens NE2 1HJ – 1.4 miles
• Grosvenor Gardens NE2 1HQ – 1.4 miles
• Lansdowne Gardens NE2 1HH – 1.5 miles
• Churchill Gardens NE2 1HB – 1.5 miles
• Leighton Street NE6 1LH – 1.5 miles
• Wolseley Gardens NE2 1HR – 1.5 miles
• James Place Street NE6 1LD – 1.5 miles
• Wilfred Street NE6 1JQ – 1.5 miles
• Heaton Terrace NE6 1JR – 1.5 miles
• Malcolm Street NE6 5PL – 1.6 miles
• Bolingbroke Street NE6 5PH – 1.6 miles

These last two streets are out in the Byker area of Newcastle. Though they’re further out from the centre, they’re more convenient for places like the Victoria Tunnels and The Biscuit Factory art gallery.

• Albion Row NE6 1LR – 1.8 miles
• St Michaels Road NE6 1QU – 1.9 miles


If you park in the south of Newcastle, you will be close to the river and Tyne Bridge and Utilita Arena. The walk into town includes plenty of interesting museums and historical sites including the Life Science Centre, Discovery Museum, and Newcastle Castle. You will walk through the quaint Grainger Market and pass Tyne Theatre and the Grey’s Monument before you arrive in the geographical centre.

• Summerhill Street NE4 6EJ – 0.8 miles
• Railway Street NE4 7AD – 1.3 miles
• Maiden Street NE4 7AQ – 1.3 miles
• Brunel Street NE4 7AH – 1.3 miles
• Kyle Close NE4 7DQ – 1.3 miles
• Dobson Close NE4 7EA – 1.4 miles
• Railway Terrace NE4 7BG – 1.5 miles
• Park Road NE4 7ET – 1.5 miles
• Dunn Street NE4 7AL – 1.5 miles


The streets in the west of the city are the closest and most convenient to walk to the centre of Newcastle from. On the way in, you will pass St James’ Park, Leazes Park, the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle University.

• Monday Crescent NE4 5BG – 0.7 miles
• Beaconsfield Street NE4 5JQ – 1 mile
• Tamworth Road NE4 5AN – 1 mile
• Sidney Grove NE4 5PE – 1.1 miles
• Brighton Grove NE4 5NT – 1.1 miles
• Callerton Place NE4 5NQ – 1.2 miles
• Belsay Place NE4 5NX – 1.2 miles
• Gainsborough Grove NE4 5PJ – 1.2 miles
• Elliott Terrace NE4 6UP – 1.3 miles
• Wingrove Avenue NE4 9AL – 1.3 miles
• Bentinck Road NE4 6UX – 1.6 miles

Remember the rules for on-street parking if you choose to leave your vehicle in a residential street. Don’t block driveways, junctions, or entrances. Keep noise to a minimum, especially in the evening time, out of courtesy to residents. Make sure you double check for any signs restricting parking before leaving your vehicle, and bear in mind that parking on an unrestricted street is done so at your own risk.

Free car park in Newcastle

• Clarence House NE2 1AD – 2 hours maximum

Free Overnight Parking in Newcastle

  • Eldon Square NE1 7RZ – 7pm-8am every night
  • Eldon Garden NE1 7RT – 7pm-8am every night
  • Morden Street NE1 7RQ – 7pm-8am every night
  • Heywoods Court NE1 1EN – 7pm-8am every night
  • Saville Place NE1 8DQ – 7pm-8am every night
  • Ellison Place NE1 8XS – 7pm-8am every night

Park & Ride Services in Newcastle

Another option for getting into the city centre is Newcastle’s Park & Ride service. Instead of buses, the Park & Ride uses the Tyne and Wear metro system. By opting for this, you can avoid inner-city driving and congestion, as well as being able to get closer to the places you’d like to visit.

  • Callerton Parkway NE13 8DF – northwest
  • Kingston Park NE3 2SW – northwest
  • Walkergate NE6 4NT – east
  • Regent Centre NE3 3PF – north
  • Bank Foot NE13 8AA – north
  • Four Lane Ends NE12 8EE – northeast (accessible parking available)

Cheapest Paid Parking Options in Newcastle

Paying for parking can offer more security and convenience, even if it tends to be expensive in central urban areas. There are less expensive options in Newcastle, which we’ve listed below in order of distance from the centre.

  • The Strawberry Place East NE1 4SF – £3.00 for 2 hours
  • The Gate NE1 4YB – £2.50 for 2 hours
  • Terrace Place South NE1 4LS – £3.80 for 2 hours
  • Friars NE1 5XE – £3.60 for 2 hours
  • Manors NE1 2LA – £2.80 for 2 hours
  • NUFC Stadium – £1.80 for 2 hours, £3 for all day (out by 6pm)
  • Quayside NE1 2AQ – £2.80 for 2 hours

Note that the following car parks have a flat rate of £3.00 for Sunday parking, making it one of the more affordable times to go to Newcastle: Eldon Square, Eldon Garden, Morden Street, Heywoods Court, Saville Place, Terrace Place South, Leazes Park Road, Oxford Street, and Friars.

There are many free or cheaper options for parking in Newcastle if you know where to look. We hope that the information on this page will help you to park more quickly and cheaply, in order to focus completely on your time in this vibrant city.

Free Parking Near Popular Newcastle Locations

Free Parking near St James Park Stadium

Free Parking near Newcastle Cathedral

Free Parking near Newcastle Train Station

Free Parking near Utilita Stadium

Free Parking near Newcastle University

Visiting Newcastle

Officially named Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle is the most populous city of north-eastern England, at a metropolitan population of around 300,000 – it is considered as one of the UK’s core cities. The city sits on the northern bank of the River Tyne, and was first recorded as a settlement in Roman times when it was named ‘Hadrian’s Bridge’ (fragments of Hadrian’s Wall can be found within the city). Newcastle was also a prominent city during the Anglo-Saxon and Middle Ages.

In the 19th century, Newcastle was a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, depending heavily on its ports and shipbuilding industries, as well as coal mining. Other trades that have previously boomed in Newcastle include print and glass-making. Many inventors and engineers hail from Newcastle including George Stephenson, Sir Joseph Swan, and Lord Armstrong. More recently, Newcastle is the hometown of popular bakery chain Greggs and TV presenting duo Ant & Dec.

There are many famous landmarks in the city like the castle, the cathedral, Grey’s Monument, and Tyne Bridge. Historical buildings, mostly in the Victorian and Edwardian style, are common in the old city centre. Many museums tell the story of Newcastle or teach about science, including the Great North Museum, Centre for Life, and Discovery Museum.

Sports is a large industry in Newcastle, with Newcastle United FC’s football ground – St James’ Park – having a capacity of over 50,000. Other sports represented in the city include rugby, horse racing, and basketball. Newcastle also hosts the Great North Run half-marathon.

Newcastle has been voted as one of the top UK cities for nightlife, with many bars, pubs, and entertainment venues dotted around the city. There is also a thriving theatre scene, and Newcastle is one of only five UK cities that has a Chinatown. Many festivals are held in the city on an annual basis, some of which are ScienceFest, Art Expo, The Hoppings, Cyclone cycling festival, Pride, and the Community Green Fest. Cultural festivals like Mela, Sama, and Chinese New Year are also popular draws.

Lots of famous musical artists come from Newcastle – Sting, Dire Straits, and The Animals to name just a few. The city has lots of large concert venues including the Utilita Arena and the o2 Academy. There is also a strong underground music scene with many genres represented.

As you can imagine, Newcastle has many attractive options for visitors like history, the arts, shopping, and sports. Over 5 million people visit Newcastle every year, which can make finding a place to park very difficult (and expensive). On this page, we’ve gathered the best options for parking for free as close to the city centre as possible.