Find a parking place for any type of vehicle, when you have to pay and how much you have to pay using the interactive find parking map
You will find information on parking charges by selecting the appropriate symbol on the map.
Always check the information displayed on the ticket machine before completing payment.
Residents' parking over the Christmas period
Please ensure you display your resident's permit as per the normal restrictions in your zone. Permits must be displayed on Boxing Day and New Year's day where zone restrictions apply. Please also ensure any visitors display a valid permit.
Parking for motorcycles
Motorcycles may be parked in designated motorcycle areas without time restriction or payment. If you park your motorcycle in any other parking bays you will need to purchase a pay and display ticket.
Please ensure that you write your registration number on your parking ticket.
If you wish to park in a resident’s permit bay and are a resident, you will need to apply for a resident’s parking permit. More information can be found on the apply for a permit page. If you are visiting a city resident, please check parking arrangements with them in advance.
Parking for cars
In the pay and display bays you will need to purchase and display a ticket to cover the time you are parked.
In the multi-storey car parks you take a ticket and pay when you return (except West Park MSCP which is a pay and display car park).
Overnight parking is permitted in any of the long-stay car parks. If you wish to park overnight, you will need to pay the day and evening charges for as long as you plan to park there.
Pay-on-foot multi story car parks are recommended for overnight parking as you can pay the full amount when you leave rather than having to purchase multiple pay and display tickets in advance.
Car Club parking
Designated bays in Southampton can be found at Enterprise Car Club
Parking for cruise customers
A park and cruise scheme is provided by Cruise and Passenger Services
Parking for motorhomes
A designated oversized parking place is provided in Harbour Parade long stay Car Park, SO15 1BA and in the Quays swimming and diving complex car parks near the Isle of Wight ferry terminal.
If using any other bay you must ensure that your vehicle is parked within the bay markings.
Parking for coaches
There are designated areas in Southampton city centre where coaches can be parked for a maximum of 10 hours free of charge and two areas for picking up and setting down passengers.
The new coach stand is open on West Park Road. It's 65m long and can accommodate 4 or 5 coaches.
Parking for minibuses
There are parking places in which minibuses can park for up to 10 hours, with no return in the same day, in Palmerston Road (SO14 1NH) and Herbert Walker Avenue (SO15 1HJ). There is no charge for parking.
Parking for HGV
Associated British Ports offer a vehicle booking system and advice for HGV drivers who wish to park in Southampton.
Vehicles not hauling hazardous loads may park at Woolston and District Lorry Park, also known as Oakbank Lorry park postcode SO19 7QT, located underneath the Itchen Bridge. View the location of Oakbank lorry park in Google Maps.