Newcastle City Council operates approximately 2,200 on-street parking places.
Map of council operated car parks and pay and display bays in the city centre . Please note that due to ongoing changes across our network of parking bays that you should cross-reference the map against the detailed car park information in case of temporary or permanent closure of a car park or the suspension of parking bays.
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. While parking charges apply for blue badge holders using Newcastle City Council operated car parks from 01 July 2021, blue badge holders can still park in pay and display bays on the public highway free of charge and beyond any maximum stay period as long as a valid blue badge is displayed on the vehicle for checking by the Parking Enforcement Officer.
Until 21 June 2021 NHS workers on operational duty can continue to park without charge in pay and display bays in on-street charged parking areas with a NHS permit displayed on the dashboard, which can be obtained via their Line Manager.
The COVID 19 parking pass, which was established following agreement between the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to provide free parking for NHS health, social care or Volunteer responder staff on operational duty was intended for temporary use during the COVID 19 emergency response period.
As the Government outline their roadmap for the lifting of COVID restrictions, with increased mobility expected to result in an increase for demand for parking spaces, it is no longer sustainable to allow this free parking arrangement to continue. The gov.uk website guidance is being updated to reflect the recommendation that the parking permit will no longer be valid. From 22 June 2021 the NHS COVID 19 permit will no longer be accepted, so NHS staff on operational duty would need to pay the relevant parking charge if using charged parking areas.
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 email@example.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. Ticket machines are subject to an increased frequency of cleaning to help limit the spread of coronavirus and customers are reminded to maintain social distancing if queueing for ticket machines. Many on-street charged parking areas have the option of contactless payment via your mobile phone and motorists are encouraged to use this payment channel.
Current road closures/event parking/suspended bays affecting access to on-street parking areas:
Until further notice/long-term:
From 28 May 2020 until further notice all pay and display bays on Queen Victoria Road and St Thomas Terrace have been suspended from general use. This is due to road layout changes being made at these locations;
From 30 July 2020 until further notice there will be a reduced number of pay and display bays and a loading bay available on the East side of Grey Street (where traffic goes down towards Dean Street and the Quayside), due to physical works to the road network and pavement areas taking place to support the introduction of new social measures and safer cycling routes; all bays on the West side (where traffic went up towards the Monument) have been removed as part of the physical works;
Until further notice all bays on Quayside West have been reserved from general use due to the introduction of social distancing measures;
Until further notice all bays on Grey Street have been reserved from general use due to work being undertaken to widen the footpaths;
Until further notice there is reduced capacity in the loading bay and dual use pay and display/taxi bays on the south side of Shakespeare Street for the introduction of social distancing measures;
Until further notice a loading bay on the east side of Pilgrim Street closest to the 55 Degrees North roundabout has been reserved from general use;
Until further notice the capacity of the limited stay bays outside 1 Boyd Street has been reduced due to the introduction of social distancing measures;
Until further notice the tax rank on The Close outside Tiger Hornsby between 6.30pm and 8.00am is not in service due to the introduction of social distancing measures;
Until 11 April 2022 2 pay and display bays on King Street outside Sabatini’s restaurant have been reserved from general use;
Until 11 April 2022 5 pay and display bays on High Bridge Square have been reserved for a pavement café to be installed outside Baltic 39;
From 16 August 2021 to 26 June 2022 3 spaces in the loading bay on Nun Street have been reserved by a construction company;
Until 14 March 2022 on Westgate Road a loading bay outside of Sleeperz has been reserved by Hatton Traffic Management;
Until 15 July 2022 3 pay and display bays on Melbourne Street outside Marconi House have been reserved by a construction company;
Until 31 August 2023 6 pay and display bays on Park Terrace have been reserved for an exclusion zone for a footpath diversion;
From 23 November 2020 for a period of 18 months, there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Tankerville Terrace due to the introduction of social distancing measures;
- From 23 November 2020 for a period of 18 months, the disabled bay on Tankerville Terrace will be suspended from use due to the introduction of social distancing measures. The next nearest disabled bay is located on Burdon Terrace;
- Until 27 May 2022 3 pay and display bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper have been reserved to allow access into an adjacent construction site.
- From 10 January 2022 until 25 November 2022 3 pay and display bays on Collingwood Street have been reserved for a skip, material drop off and hoist landing area for a construction company.
There are a series of road closures in 2022 on Shakespeare Street to support the operation of the Theatre Royal. Please see further information here
- From 15 January 2022 for 5 weeks all of the limited stay bays on Elswick Terrace will not be accessible due to a road closure;
- From 17 January 2022 to 21 January 2022 2 pay and display bays on Groat Market have been reserved from general use;
- From 17 January 2022 to 27 February 2022 the 2 end pay and display bays outside City Hall on Northumberland Road near the junction with John Dobson Street have been reserved for the placement of portacabins to support highway improvement work on Ridley Place;
- From 18 January 2022 to 21 January 2022 approximately 15 permit bays on Benton Park Road have been reserved by a Traffic Management company;
- From 18 January 2022 to 31 January 2022 the 2 electric vehicle charging bays on Collingwood street have been reserved by an utility company. The nearest alternative electric vehicle charging bays are located on Akenside Hill or in Dean Street Multi-Storey Car Park;
- From 20 January 2022 until 22 January 2022 a loading bay and the adjacent pay and display bay on College Street have been reserved by O2 City Hall;
- Until 21 January 2022 a pay and display bay on Library Service Area has been reserved from general use;
- On 21 January 2022 2 spaces in the permit bays on West Avenue have been reserved by a removals company;
- From 21 January 2022 to 10 February 2022 3 permit bays on Derby Street outside 1 Dudley House have been reserved by an utility company;
- From 24 January 2022 to 26 January 2022 2 spaces in the dual use bay (loading/taxi) on Pilgrim Street outside the Market Lane public house have been reserved by an utility company;
- Until 25 January 2022 a loading bay on Cloth Market outside Revolution de Cuba has been reserved from general use;
- Until 25 January 2022 a loading bay on Cloth Market has been reserved for the placement of a welfare unit;
- On 27 January 2022 a loading bay and 9 pay and display bays on College Street have been reserved by O2 City Hall;
- From 31 January 2022 until 05 June 2022 4 pay and display bays on Worswick Street in front of Worswick Chambers have been reserved as part of a footway closure to install site hoarding.
- On 08 February 2022 and 13 February 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, reduced capacity of pay and display bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper, all of the pay and display bays and loading bay on St James Street and all of the pay and display bays on Terrace Place have been reserved to support match day operations at St James Park;
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).