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 taxi 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 further notice 2 pay and display bays on King Street outside Sabatini’s restaurant have been reserved from general use;
Until further notice 5 pay and display bays on High Bridge Square have been reserved for a pavement café to be installed outside Baltic 39;
Until 31 December 2022 3 spaces in the loading bay on Nun Street have been reserved by a construction company;
Until 08 August 2022 there will be no access to the parking bays in Hood Street due to a road closure on Pilgrim Street;
Until 06 September 2022 4 pay and display bays on Worswick Street in front of Worswick Chambers have been reserved as part of a foot way closure to install site hoarding;
From 04 July 2022 until 18 September 2022 Market Street will be closed in both directions to all vehicles;
From 18 September 2022 until August 2025 Market Street will be closed to eastbound traffic with parking bays suspended. These road closures are due to a large scale construction project in the vicinity;
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;
Until further notice, there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Tankerville Terrace due to the introduction of social distancing measures;
Until further notice, 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;
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;
From 28 February 2022 until 28 February 2023 all bays on North Street (that is pay and display bays; loading bay and disabled bay) will be inaccessible due to a road closure for health and safety measures while drainage works are carried out;
From 28 March 2022 until 01 September 2022 2 pay and display bays on Fenkle Street have been reserved for skips to be placed in them;
Until further notice all bays on Ridley Place (that is pay and display bays, loading bays and disabled bays) will be inaccessible due to a road closure being in operation for highway improvement work to be carried out.
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 06 June 2022 until 11 July 2022 1 space in the loading bay on Lyndhurst Avenue close to the side door of the Lonsdale Hotel has been reserved from general use;
Until 05 July 2022 a loading bay on Westgate Hill outside of Joe Joe’s Motor Cycle Breakers has been reserved for a skip and a van;
From 28 June 2022 until 01 July 2022 5 spaces in the resident permit holder bays on Gibson Street at the junction of Howard Street have been reserved by a Traffic Management company;
From 28 June 2022 until 30 June 2022 3 spaces in the limited stay bays on the West Road outside numbers 15-17 have been reserved by a utility company;
From 29 June 2022 until 12 July 2022 a space in the permit holders bays and a disabled bay on Queens Road have been reserved for equipment and a van for a utility company;
On 30 June 2022 2 pay and display bays on Queen Street have been reserved by a utility company.
- On 01 July 2022 4 pay and display bays on Quayside West between 4.00 pm and 12.00 midnight directly outside of Riverside are reserved from general use for a charity event;
- On 02 July 2022 a pay and display bay on Clayton Street West outside of St Mary’s Cathedral has been reserved for a wedding car;
- On 03 July 2022 between 8.00 am until 4.00 pm there will be no access or exit into the on street parking bays on Watergate due to a road closure being in operation to support the Great North 10km event;
- On 04 July 2022 approximately 18 pay and display bays on Pottery Lane have been reserved for a 2 way temporary traffic signals for a company working on behalf of Network Rail;
- On 04 July 2022 3 spaces in the limited stay bays on Shields Road have been reserved for B.T.;
- From 04 July 2022 until 15 July 2022 2 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Forsyth Road at the side of 7 Highbury have been reserved for Northern Gas Networks;
- On 05 July 2022 a loading bay on Scotswood Road outside of Jury’s Inn has been reserved for a mobile tower crane by a lifting solutions company;
- From 04 July 2022 until 07 July 2022 5 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Furzefield Road have been reserved from general use;
- From 05 July 2022 until 07 July 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Kingsland have been reserved by a removals company.
- Until 08 July 2022 a loading bay on the Cloth Market has been reserved from general use;
- Until 08 July 2023 3 pay and display bays on Fenkle Street close to the entrance to the O2 Academy have been reserved for asbestos removal by an asbestos removal company;
- On 9 July 2022 and 10 July 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand, 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 Terrace Place will be suspended to support the Magic Weekend Rugby League event taking place at St James Park;
- On 10 July 2022 5 pay and display bays and a loading bay on Shakespeare Street have been reserved by the Theatre Royal;
- From 11 June 2022 until 09 July 2022 there will be reduced capacity of limited stay/permit bays on Elswick East Terrace due to there being a road closure in operation.
- Until 08 August 2022 all pay and display bays, disabled bay, motor cycle bay and taxi rank have been suspended on Hood Street to allow for the demolition of Commercial House. No access to this street unless it is for delivery vehicles delivering businesses who will use the loading bay.
- The closest alternative on street pay and display bays are located on Dean Street, Grey Street or Market Street.
- The closest off street and multi storey car parks are located at Heywood’s Court, Saville Place, Dean Street multi storey, Eldon Square multi storey, Manors multi storey or Oxford multi storey.
- The closest alternative designated disabled and motor cycle bays are located in either Saville place or Eldon Square multi storey car parks.
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).