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.
  • On Thursday 14th November, all pay and display bays and a loading bay will be suspended College Street on street due to a reservation.
  • From Friday 15th November 2019 until Monday 18th November, 1 pay and display bay will be suspended on Hood Street. This will mean that there will be a reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Hood Street
  • 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;
  • Road closures will be in place on Shakespeare Street on the following dates and times to allow for the safe loading and unloading of equipment into the Theatre Royal. During these periods there will be no access to the pay and display bays; loadings bays; taxi bays and disabled bays:
  • 17 November 2019 between 0.01am and 8.00am and between 2.00pm and 10.00pm.
  • On Tuesday, 12 November 2019 and Wednesday, 13 November 2019, all on street pay and display bays and a loading bay are suspended on Fenkle Street.
  • On Friday, 15 November 2019, all on street pay and display bays and 1 loading bay will be suspended on Fenkle Street.
  • On 28 November 2019 there will be rolling road closures in the city centre to support the Jingle Bell charity walk between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.  The route includes Blackett Street (between Northumberland Street and Grey Street); Grey Street; Dean Street; Side (between Dean Street and Sandhill); Sandhill (between Side and Quayside) and Quayside (eastwards from the junction with Sandhill) and access/exit to parking places will be temporarily affected for a short period of time until the parade passes through these areas:
  • A road closure affecting southbound traffic on Wellington Street will commence on 20 November 2019 and is scheduled to run until July 2020.  This will reduce the capacity of limited stay/permit bays with 1 bay on Pitt Street will also affected.  The road closure is due to demolition of a warehouse and construction work.

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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