Best Free Parking in Guildford in 2022 A Money Saving Guide


Updated: 23rd January 2022

The historic town of Guildford in Surrey is very well modernised to manage its parking traffic, with a generous 10 restricted parking zones in the centre of town. But, of course, we still found you places to park for free. What is that I hear you say?

Free Parking in Guildford, UK in 2022

So, Where is there Free Parking in Guildford? Here are roads in Guildford with free parking:

  • Ardmore Way
  • Beckingham Road
  • Aldersey Road
  • Gateways
  • Woodside Road
  • Rickyard
  • Franks Road
  • Deerbarn Road
  • Homestall

Read On! Don’t stop there as below we have organised the best place for free parking nearest to the most popular amenities in Guildford town.

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Free Parking the Shops and Guildford Town Centre

The main shopping centre in Guildford is called the Friary, but there is also Tunsrate Quarter shopping centre and the not to forget the High Street that attracts thousands of shoppers every weekend.

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Finding free parking nearby is a tall order here, but you are asking where the free parking is, and so your wish is our command. Wading through the restricted parking zones, specs of lights (in the form of free parking roads) starts to appear. Here they are:

Free Parking near
Guildford High Street
Approx
Walking Time
to
Saint Luke’s Square13 mins
Saint Catherine’s Park14 mins
Upper Edgeborough
Road
15 mins
Cross Lanes15 mins
Lancaster Avenue16 mins
Saint Omer Road18 mins
Sells Close19 mins
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Free Parking near Guildford Railway Station & London Road Station, Guildford

Guildford Railway Station is tightly surrounded by restricted parking zones A, D, B & F, and along with the vast campus of the University of Surrey to its north side, finding very nearby free parking is next to impossible.

Or is it? We have crawled this area many times over and have listed below the nearest roads to Guilford station that are free to park on.

See the list below along with the map below that with geographical referencing and google maps.

Free Parking Roads
near Guildford
Railway Station
Approx Walking
Time to
Guildford Station
Elmbank Avenue10 mins
Weston Road27 mins
Deerbarn Road29 mins
Parkhurst Road29 mins
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Only 0.8 miles East of Guildford (Main) railway station is London Road Train station, Guildford. With just a 4-minute train ride to Guilford main station, this could be a good alternative option for those planning a longer stay and not wishing to walk so much as they would to find free parking by Guildford main station.

Free Parking Roads
near to
London Road
Railway Station
Approx
Walking Time
to London Rd
Station
Hilgay5 mins
Cross Lanes6 mins
St Luke’s Square7 mins
Aldersey Road 9 mins
St Catherine’s
Park
8 mins
Pit Farm Road12mins
Tangier Road15 mins
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Free Parking near the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Surrey County Hospital car park prices are not the cheapest I’ve come across. So a 10 or 15-minute walk from a free parking road will well be with the average £5 it will cost you to park at the hospital.

See the list below of great nearby roads to the Surrey county hospital, that are free to park on, along with a map with google directions.

Free Parking
near the Surrey

County Hospital
Approx Walking
Time to the Surrey
County Hospital
Southway9 mins
Cabell Road14 mins
Pond Meadow14 mins
Rickyard15 mins
Homestall16 mins
Stoney Brook18 mins
Blackwell Avenue18 mins
Hunts Close19 mins
Little Platt20 mins
Applegarth Avenue21 mins
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Royal Surrey County Hospital Car Park Prices

Royal Surrey
County Hospital
Car Park Prices
Price
Please note that in response
to coronavirus, car parking is
free to everyone needing to
use our services during this
time until otherwise stated.
Click Here to Check
FREE
Up to 1 hour£3.40
Up to 1 hours£4.50
Up to 1 hours£5.00
Up to 1 hours£5.50
Up to 1 hours£6.50
Max 24 hours£9.50
The above details have been sourced from Royaksurrey.nhs.uk & Parkopedia

Free Parking near the University of Surrey & Guildford College

being on the outskirts of Guildford, though not surprising being a whopping 74-acre site. The north side boundary of the University of Surrey offers lots of opportunities for free parking.

Here’s a list of the best along with estimated walking times. See the map below that (indicated in yellow) shows geographically the road allocates to the University.

Free Parking around
The University of Surrey,

Guildford
Approx Walking
Time University
of Surrey, Guildford
Eastway7 mins
Fairfield Rise8 mins
Vernon Way10 mins
Cathedral View7 mins
Roundhill Way8 mins
Linkway8 mins
Woodside Road9 mins
Hillcrest Road9 mins
Beckingham Road10 mins
Grantley Road12 mins
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Free Parking near the Guildford College

The map above also shows in grey, Guildford College, and its nearest opportunities to park for free. These roads are also listed below along with the estimated walking distance to the college.

Free Parking near
Guildford College
Approx Walking
Time to
Guildford College
Riverside11 mins
Maple Grove11 mins
Woking Road22 mins
Bellfields Road12 mins
Mangles Road13 mins
Cedar Way16 mins
Hornbeam Road15 mins
Medlar Close16 mins
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Free Parking near Surrey Police Station, Crown & Magistrates Court

Surrey Police Station is located in Guildford right next door to Guildford Magistrates Court and Guildford Crown Court. For this reason, we are grouping them to show you the nearest free parking.

See the chart below for more details and the map below that for directions

Free Parking near
Surrey Police Station,
Crown &
Magistrates Court
Approx Walking
Time to Police

Stations & the
Courts:
Hitherbury Close17 mins
Hilgay20 mins
Elmbank Avenue20 mins
Saint Luke’s Square21 mins
Saint Catherine’s Park22 mins
Cross Lanes22 mins
Upper Edgeborough Road24 mins
Lancaster Avenue25 mins
Guildown Avenue27 mins
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Free Parking near Guildford Spectrum & Football Club

The Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex with swimming & skating, and Guildford City Football Club (along with Spectrum Park & Ride) are grouped in the rural northeast side of Guildford town.

Although we have provided you with the nearest on-street roads as we do. The best option for free parking here for both Spectrum and the football club is the Spectrum Car Park (indicated on the map with a white P in Orange), Please see the map also to choose and get google directions to your destination.

Free Parking near
Guildford Spectrum
& Football Club
Approx Walking
Time to Spectrum

& Football Club:
Spectrum Park & Ride Car Park
The Underground Car Park is
closet to the Football clubs
Entrance
1 min
Bladon Close29 mins
Lindfield Gardens13 mins
Boxgrove Avenue13 mins
Abbotswood14 mins
Duncan Drive14 mins
Collingwood Crescent16 mins
Nelson Gardens15 mins
Beatty Avenue15 mins
Jordans Close16 mins
Cunningham Avenue18 mins
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Free Parking near Guildford Cathedral, Surrey

We have found you the best free parking near Guildford Cathedral, but if it’s the cathedral or its cafe or shop you want to visit, the best option is to use their car park. All visits have 2 hours free and can have a further 2 hours once you log your number plate in the system. You can do this in the cathedral cafe or gift shop.

Free Parking
near Guildford
Cathedral
Approx Walking
Time to the

Cathedral:
Guildford Cathedral
Free to all for 2 hours
For 4 hr or more, see the
‘Parking at Guildford
Cathedral’ section
below
FREE
Elmbank Avenue9 mins
Eastway12 mins
Cathedral View13 mins
Ashenden Road14 mins
Roundhill Way14 mins
Vernon Way15 mins
Beech Grove15 mins
Cherry Tree Avenue15 mins
Beckingham Road16 mins
Southway17 mins
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Parking at Guildford Cathedral

Is there Free Parking at Guildford Cathedral? All Visitors can park for up to 2 hours at Guildford Cathedral. You can extend this to up to 4 hours by adding your number plate to the dedicated consoles in the cafe or shop. For a longer stay call ahead on 01483 547860


Free Motorcycle Parking in Guildford Town Centre

Parking your motorcycle in the allocated motorcycle bays in all the council-run car parks are free. (Please Note: That if you park in a normal car parking bay, you must pay the normal price)

See the chart below for a list of car parks in Guildford with motorcycle bays and the amenities they are nearest to.

Free Motorcycle
Parking in
Guildford
Nearest to:
Guildford Train StationGuildford Train Station
Farnham Road Car ParkGuildford Train Station
Old Police Station Car ParkThe Friary & High Street,
Bedford Road Car ParkCrown Court Guildford
Guildford Magistrates Court
Surrey Police Station
Bedford Road Surface
Car Park
Friary Shopping Centre
& Crown Court
London RoadLondon Road Train station
Spectrum Leisure ComplexSpectrum Leisure Complex
& City Football Club
Castle Car ParkHigh Street & Tunsate
Quarter Shopping Centre
Bright Hill Car ParkHigh Street & Tunsate
Quarter Shopping Centre
The above info has been sourced from

Free Disabled Parking in Guildford Town Centre, Surrey

Apart from disabled bays being dotted on the streets throughout central Guildford. below is a list of council-run car parks that also have allocated disabled parking bays. (Remember to display your blue badge)

Free Disabled Disabled
Parking in Guildford
Nearest to:
Guildford StationGuildford Station
Royal Surrey County HospitalRoyal Surrey County Hospital
Nuffield Health
Guildford Hospital
Nuffield Health
Guildford Hospital
High StreetHigh Street
The FriaryThe Friary
Bedford Rd
Multi-Storey
Car Park
Crown Court Guildford
Guildford Magistrates Court
Surrey Police Station
London Road
Railway station
London Road
Railway station
Spectrum
Car Park
Guildford Spectrum
Leisure Complex with
Swimming & Skating
Guildford Cathedral
Call first on 01483 547860
Guildford Cathedral
Guildford Park CarparkGuildford University,
Station & Cathedral
Information sourced from Bluebadgeparking.com & Parkopedia

Restricted Parking Zones in Guildford, & When they are Free To park on

Guildford has 10 different restricted parking zones. These are from Zones A through to Zone J. They generally all run from the same start and end times and on the same days, but 7 roads differ from the rest.

See the chart below

Controlled
Parking
Zones
in
Guildford
Can Park Here
For Free:
Restriction
Times
Restriction
Days
Zone A6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone B6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone C6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone D6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone E6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone F6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone G6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone H6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone I6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Zone J6 pm to 8.30 am
& All Day Sunday
8.30 am
– 6 pm
Mon-Sat
Exceptions In Zones
B,D,F,G & J on:
Denmark Road,
Dene Road,
Eastgate Gardens,
Bury Fields
,
Millmead Terrace,
Bury Street &
Lawn Road
9 pm to 8.30 am
8.30 am
– 9 pm
Mon-Sun
The above data has been sourced from the Guildford.gov website

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Free Parking in Guildford Centre after 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm & on Sunday

Can You Park for Free in Central Guildford after 6 pm? All parking restricted Zones in Guildford end at 6 pm. So you can park for free in all zones from 6 pm, Except on Denmark Road, Dene Road, Eastgate Gardens, Bury Fields, Millmead Terrace, Bury Street & Lawn Road where parking restrictions end at 9 pm.

Can You Park for Free in Central Guildford after 8 pm? All restricted parking zones in Guildford end at 6 pm. So you can park here free of charge until 8.30 am the following morning except on Eastgate Gardens, Millmead Terrace, Bury Fields, Dene Road, Lawn Road, Denmark Road & Bury Street where the restrictions end at 9 pm.

Can You Park for Free in Central Guildford after 10 pm? All restricted parking zones in Guildford end at 6 pm, except for 7 roads that end at 9 pm. Therefore you can park in any of these restricted zones after 10 pm, till 8.30 am the following morning.

Can You Park for Free in Central Guildford on Sunday? Apart from Denmark Road, Dene Road, Bury Street, Eastgate Gardens, Bury Fields, Millmead Terrace & Lawn Road. All parking restricted zones in Guildford are free to park on, on Sundays

The above map was sourced from Guildford.gov website

Cheapest Car Parking in Guildford

If still, you feel we have not found you adequate free parking near to your destination. Or you just want to be in a car park in Guildford.

Here are the nearest and cheapest 4 & 8 hour Car Parks in Guildford can we can find.

Cheapest 4 Hour
Car Parking
in Guildford
PriceApprox Walk
to Friary

Centre
Portsmouth RoadFREE5 mins
Millnead House (front)FREE11 mins
Walnut Tree Close£3.2025 mins
Shalford Park£3.2031 mins
Farnham Road£4.008 mins
Guildford Park£5.0016 mins
Millbrook£5.2012 mins
Bright Hill£5.4014 mins
Bedford Road£5.407 mins
Spectrum Park & RideFREE26 mins
The above info has been sourced from Parkopedia
Cheapest 8 Hour
Car Parking
in Guildford
PriceApprox Walk
to Town
Centre
Portsmouth RoadFREE5 mins
Millnead House (front)FREE11 mins
Spectrum Park & RideFREE26 mins
Walnut Tree Close£3.2025 mins
Shalford Park£3.2031 mins
Guildford Park£5.0016 mins
Farnham Road£8.008 mins
Millbrook£10.4012 mins
Bright Hill£10.4014 mins
Guildford Station£11.0010 mins
The above info has been sourced from Parkopedia

Be you a motorcyclist, car or car with a blue badge. We do hope this article finds you nicely parked up and ready to enjoy the stunning medieval town of Guildford in Surrey.

Enjoy! & Keep Safe

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