On-street parking

Newcastle City Council operates approximately 2,200 on-street parking places.

Parking Charges on street tariffs (pdf)

Parking charges on the street in Newcastle city centre are operational every day of the week, with charges also applying on certain days in areas outside the city centre. Charges apply throughout the year, including Bank Holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day, 25 December.


The method of charging for parking on the street is as follows:

Payment at a ticket machine or by cashless parking at the locations where payment by mobile phone was introduced from Monday 19 September 2016. These charges apply between 8am and 6.30pm, on the days for the location, as indicated on the ticket machine. These charges apply between 8am and 6.30pm, every day in the City Centre. These charges also apply between 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday outside of the City Centre. Motorists are required to pay the appropriate fee between these hours. Details of the charges and any maximum stay periods  can be found on each ticket machine.

If you encounter a problem or think you have been mischarged whilst using the Paybyphone service, please contact Paybyphone by email to uksupport@paybyphone.com, so they can investigate and arrange to make payment of an overcharge to the account payment was taken from.

The Alive after Five initiative that operates in most of the Council operated multi-storey car parks does not apply for on-street parking areas. Further details about Alive after Five can be found here.

Motorists are advised to carry a supply of coins as the ticket machines generally take 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. The ticket machines do not give change.


Current road closures/event parking/suspended bays affecting access to on-street parking areas:

  • Until further notice, on Pitt Street there will be a reduced number of pay and display bays and 1 loading bay and 1 disabled bay have been suspended as part of an ongoing reservation. 
  • Due to a construction project, the entire length of Rutherford Street will be closed until 05 November 2020.
  • From 28 October 2019 until the completion of highway maintenance work, Clayton Street will be closed between the junctions with Westgate Road and Newgate Street and between the junctions with Nun Street and Newgate Street due to re-surfacing work and the re-application of road markings.  This will affect access to goods vehicle loading bays; electric vehicle charging bays; taxi bays; pay and display bays and disabled bays.
  • On Friday 17 January 2020 the capacity of pay and display bays on Clayton Street West will be reduced due to a parking reservation;
  • Match day operation at St James’ Park will mean the following on-street parking places are affected on these dates -  Saturday 18 January 2020, Saturday 25 January 2020; Saturday 01 February 2020 and Saturday 29 February 2020:
    o St Andrew’s Street Upper – reduced capacity of pay and display bays;
    o St James Street – all pay and display bays will be unavailable for general use;
    o Terrace Place - all pay and display bays will be unavailable for general use;
  • Leazes Terrace – reduced capacity of pay and display bays.
  • On Sunday 26 January 2020 the following on-street parking places will be unavailable between 10.45am and 5.00pm due to road closures in the area to support the Chinese New Year’s Eve celebrations:
    o Bath Lane;
    o Blackfriars Court;
    o Charlotte Square;
    o Cross Street;
    o Friars Street;
    o St Andrews Street Lower and
    o Stowell Street.
  • Access and exit to and from St Andrews Street Upper will be via Strawberry Place only during the road closures for this event.

Visit our Permit Parking Schemes page for everything you need to know about areas where permit parking schemes operate and how to apply for permits if you live in an eligible property.


On-street parking provision in Newcastle

Details of on-street parking provision (as advised by the adjacent sign).

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