On-street parking

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

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:

  •  Due to a construction project, the entire length of Rutherford Street will be closed until 05 November 2020;
  • The Cyclone cycling event will start and finish at Newcastle Falcons Kingston Park rugby stadium on Saturday 06 July 2019.  This will be classed as a match day event at the Kingston Park stadium, so the permit parking scheme restrictions (KP1 and KP2) in the vicinity of the stadium will be in force on this date.
  • The Let’s Ride Cycle Event takes place in Newcastle on Sunday 07 July 2019 between 7.00am and 6.00pm.  Due to road closures to support the event, the following parking areas will be out of service on this date:
    o Hancock Street
    o Hood Street
    o Leazes Park Road
    o Northumberland Road
    o St Andrews Street Upper
  • The Northern Pride parade will take place between 11.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday 20 July 2019.  To support the parade there will be a programme of rolling road closures with roads re-opening as soon as the parade has passed through the area.  The parade goes from the Civic Centre to Exhibition Park, so there may be delays in getting to and from parking areas near John Dobson Street; St Mary’s Place; Blackett Street; Percy Street and Claremont Road during this period.
  • There are a series of road closures on Wednesday 10 July 2019 to support the staging of the Velo 29 cycling event in the city centre.  Access to the following on-street parking areas will be affected on this date and to these times due to road closures:
    • Grey Street
    12.00 noon to 6.30pm
    • Groat Market
    5.00pm to 6.30pm
    • High Bridge Square
    5.00pm to 6.30pm
    • Hood Street
    5.00pm to 6.30pm
    • Nun Street
    5.00pm to 6.30pm
    • Shakespeare Street
    12.00 noon to 6.30pm


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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