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Information about Edinburgh parking


Welcome to Edinburgh, the captivating capital of Scotland, which blends centuries of history with a vibrant modern atmosphere. Did you know that Edinburgh, with its enchanting landmarks and cultural festivals, attracts over 4 million visitors each year?

As you explore this remarkable destination, finding convenient parking options becomes essential for making the most of your time here.

Luckily, Edinburgh offers a variety of parking facilities. They range from street parking through to multi-storey car parks, park and rides, and private off-street car parks.
Below you will find out more about the parking available in the city, prices and time restrictions, nearby attractions, and public transport alternatives.

Without further ado, let's jump into the world of Edinburgh parking.


 

Parking in Edinburgh


When it comes to parking in Edinburgh, you have a variety of options to ensure a smooth and convenient experience.

There are on-street parking spaces available throughout the city. Keep an eye out for designated parking bays and pay-and-display machines to conveniently park your vehicle.

Hourly parking rates in Edinburgh range from £1.10 up to £6.70 in the most central locations. On-street parking is generally free between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am Monday - Saturday. It is also free before 12:30pm on Sunday and on certain Bank Holidays.

You can find more details about on-street parking locations and regulations on the Edinburgh City council website. Use the RingGo app to pay for car parking in Edinburgh city centre.

If you prefer off-street parking, you'll find numerous car parks across the city. Parking options range from multi-storey facilities to private parking lots. They provide secure and convenient choices for both short-term and long-term parking.

Some of the largest car parks in Edinburgh include the Blackfriars Street car park provided by Radisson Blu, the Waverley Station car park provided by Apcoa, and the St James Quarter car park. For a full list of multi-storey car parks and their locations, click here.

To find free parking in Edinburgh, consider parking outside of the city centre or exploring one of the seven park and ride facilities located in and around the city.

You can make your parking experience even easier by utilising a platform such as Stashbee.

Using our search map, you can find and book a space from a verified local owner in seconds. We have a wide range of affordable spaces available all across the city, including many in Edinburgh City Centre.

Next, let's explore the nearby sights that make Edinburgh such a captivating destination.

 
 

Nearby attractions


Edinburgh is a city brimming with world-class attractions that embody its rich history and cultural heritage. Here are just a few of the city’s most renowned landmarks.

 

Edinburgh Castle


Spanning approximately one mile, this historic street connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Along the Royal Mile, you'll encounter charming shops, traditional pubs, and fascinating landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral. Parking is available at various car parks, such as NCP's Holyrood Road car park.

 

The Royal Mile


Spanning approximately one mile, this historic street connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Along the Royal Mile, you'll encounter charming shops, traditional pubs, and fascinating landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral. Parking is available at various car parks, such as NCP's Holyrood Road car park.

 

Arthur's Seat


Dominating the city skyline, Arthur's Seat is an ancient volcano and a haven for nature enthusiasts. Embark on a hike to its summit and relish panoramic vistas of the city and surrounding landscapes. Parking can be found at nearby car parks, such as the one at Holyrood Park.

 

The Royal Yacht Britannia


Discover the grandeur of the British royal family aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore this floating palace and gain insight into the lives of the monarchy. The Ocean Terminal car park offers convenient parking options for visitors.

 

The Scott Monument


The Scott Monument stands tall in Princes Street Gardens. It is a tribute to Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland's most celebrated writers. Climb the narrow spiral staircase for stunning views of capital's skyline. Parking is available at nearby car parks, including the one at Waverley Station.
 


The National Museum of Scotland


Uncover Scotland's history, culture, and natural wonders at the National Museum of Scotland. From ancient artefacts to interactive exhibits, this museum offers an immersive experience for all. Parking is available at nearby facilities, such as the Q-Park Omni Centre car park.

If you want a longer list of sights to visit in the Scottish capital, check out this article.

Remember to check parking availability at the nearby car parks mentioned to avoid any last minute stress.

 
 

Public transport


For those not keen on driving, getting to and around Edinburgh is a breeze thanks to its excellent public transport system. Whether you prefer trains, buses, trams, cycling, or walking, the city offers a wealth of options to suit your needs.

 

Trains


The city is well-connected by train, with Waverley Station and Haymarket Station being the main railway hubs. Enjoy direct links to major cities across the UK, including Glasgow, London, and Edinburgh Airport.

 

Buses


Edinburgh's modern tram system offers a comfortable, efficient and climate-friendly way to travel within the city. Trams connect major destinations, such as the city centre, Edinburgh Airport, and key attractions along the route.

 

Trams


Edinburgh's modern tram system offers a comfortable, efficient and climate-friendly way to travel within the city. Trams connect major destinations, such as the city centre, Edinburgh Airport, and key attractions along the route.

 

Cycling


With its bike-friendly infrastructure, Edinburgh encourages cycling as a sustainable mode of transport. The city features dedicated cycle lanes, shared paths, and bike racks, making it easy to explore on two wheels. Edinburgh Cycle Hire also allows you to rent a bike by the hour.

For more information on public transport options, be sure to visit the Transport for Edinburgh website.

 
 

Renting out your Parking Space with Stashbee


Transform your unused driveway or parking space into a money-making asset by renting it out with Stashbee. Enjoy hassle-free payments and always get paid on time when you rent your parking space to fellow Dunediners or visitors.

Wondering how much you can earn by renting out your parking space in Edinburgh? Your earnings will depend on the type of parking space you have and its location.

To find out how much you could potentially earn, use our earnings calculator, which provides estimates based on what current Stashbee Hosts in Edinburgh are earning. Plus, it's completely free to list your space!

 
 

Q&A


Yes, there are EV charging points in several locations across the city. The council is also installing a further 44 charging bays by summer 2023. Check out this interactive map from Zap Map.

Yes. Blue Badge holders can park for free when parking on-street provided that their badge is clearly visible. You can apply for a Blue Badge through the Edinburgh Council website.

Hotels in Edinburgh with parking can be found throughout the city, including in the city centre and near major attractions. This article contains a list of 14 such hotels.

Yes, there is parking available in Edinburgh Old Town, although it may be limited and subject to certain restrictions.

Yes, you can pay for parking using your phone in Edinburgh using the RingGo service.

Long stay parking options in Edinburgh can be found at various locations, including car parks near transport hubs and residential areas. If you’re looking for a more affordable solution, then check out Stashbee’s search map.

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£32
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£99
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£211

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