Here is the Best Free Parking in Southampton for 2022 – Plus Nav Map


It is hard to park for free in the city of Southampton in Hampshire, but we have found you, the best places and alternatives, so you don’t waste your hard-earned cash on parking on the same roads you have already paid to drive on. Rant over, let’s get started.

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Free Parking in Southampton, UK

Where is there Free Parking in Southampton? Here are some streets with free parking in Southampton:

  • Court Road
  • Horseshoe Bridge
  • Belmont Road
  • Vinery Gardens
  • Monks Wood Close
  • Imperial Road
  • William Street
  • Manor Road South
  • Gordon Avenue
  • North Road

But Do Read On! As you also want to know where is the nearest free parking in Southampton to where you are going. So Where are you going?

Free Parking near West Quays & the High Street

Finding free parking near Southampton’ West Quays Shopping centre and the high street is a very tall order indeed. This is because the land the city centre occupies is wedged between the River Test and River Itchen, making space here a very precious thing indeed.

Not to say we haven’t gone and found the nearest free parking in Southampton city centre because we have. But at a 22-minute walk, you may wish to consider paying for parking if you have a mass shopping spree in mind for your day.

But here it is, the best roads with free parking nearest to West Quays Shopping Centre and Southampton High street. Check out the map below as well.

Free Parking near
West Quays
& the High st
Approx
Walking Time
to West Quays
Court Road22 mins
Cavendish Grove24 mins
Atherley Road24 mins
Earls Road (North End)25 mins
Arthur Road26 mins
Bond Street27 mins
Gordon Avenue28 mins
Westwood Road28 mins
Portswood Park28 mins
Imperial Road30 mins
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Free Parking near IKEA, Southampton

For the same reason as with the Quays & High street, parking near IKEA has the same issues. But below is a list of the roads we find with free parking nearest to IKEA Southampton. See the map above for directions.

Also, check out our tip lower down on how you can park in nearby car parks for free.

Free Parking
near to
IKEA
Approx
Walking Time
to IKEA
Atherley Road23 mins
Arthur Road23 mins
Western District Cut24 mins
Stafford Road25 mins
Thornbury Avenue25 mins
Suffolk Avenue26 mins
Darwin Road26 mins
Richmond Road28 mins
Charlton Road28 mins
Norfolk Road30 mins
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How do you Park for Free at IKEA Southampton?

Is Parking Free at IKEA Southampton? If you spend £20 or more at IKEA, Southampton, you get 3 hours of free parking in both the IKEA car park and the West Quay multi-storey car park just next door. As a bonus, you can use the tunnel to walk between IKEA & West Quay Shopping Centre

IKEA Southampton – Opening Times

  • 10 am to 9 pm – Monday to Friday
  • 9 am to 9 pm – Saturday
  • 11 am to 5 pm – Sunday
Address:Tel:Website:
IKEA
West Quay Road
Southampton
Hampshire
England
SO15 1GY
United Kingdom
0203 645 0000ikea.com/
Southampton

The nearest free parking to both The Southamptons’ Guild Hall, & its’ City Art Gallery is a 16-minute walk away. This isn’t so bad when put in the context with the nearby Car Parking.

The cheapest paid car park is £3 for 4 hours and is a 14-minute walk away (this being the Trinity Road car park) & the nearest car park is a 7-minute walk away and costs £4.50 for a 4-hour stay.

So what do you think, fancy saving £3 and walking a few more minutes? See the list of roads near the Guildhall & city gallery that are free to park on.

Free Parking near
the Guild Hall

& City
Art Gallery
Approx Walking
Time to the
Guild Hall &
City Art Gallery
Court Road16 mins
Atherley Road18 mins
Cavendish Grove18 mins
Stafford Road20 mins
Arthur Road20 mins
Earls Road20 mins
Westwood Road25 mins
Gordon Avenue25 mins
William Street27 mins
Bond Street28 mins
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Free Parking near to Southampton Railway Stations

There are a whole lot of railway stations in Southampton, 8 in total, and these are:

  • Southampton Central
  • St Denys
  • Bitterne
  • Millbrook
  • Swaythling
  • Redbridge
  • Woolston
  • Sholing

We have sourced the best free parking near to The main Southampton central railway station and listed them below. Below that is another epic list of the other 7 Southampton-based railway stations with the best nearest parking to them as well.

We then added all of the stations as roads to a google map for easy use and google directions. EPIC!

Southampton Central Railway Station

Free Parking near
Southampton Central
Railway Station
Approx
Walking Time
to Southampton

Central Station
Atherley Road12 mins
Arthur Road14 mins
Stafford Road13 mins
Thornbury Avenue14 mins
Darwin Road15 mins
Suffolk Avenue16 mins
Charlton Road19 mins
Western District Cut16 mins
Raymond Road18 mins
Norfolk Road19 mins
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Southampton – Other Railway Stations

Free Parking near
The Railways
Stations in
Southampton.
Approx
Walking

Time
St Denys
Railway Station
To St Denys
Railway Station
Osborne Road South6 mins
Adelaide Road9 mins
South Road10 mins
Priory Road12 mins
North Road9 mins
Eastfield Road11 mins
Bitterne
Railway Station
To Bitterne
Railway Station
Macnaghten Road2 mins
Harcourt Road5 mins
Bullar Road5 mins
Whitworth Crescent6 mins
Cobbett Road6 mins
Swaythling
Railway Station
To Swaythling
Railway Station
Havenstone Way (Narrow Road)2 mins
Westbrook Way2 mins
Farmery Close3 mins
Friars Way4 mins
Wessex Lane
Around 10 spaces between
Friar’s way & the Cresent

of Wessex Lane
6 mins
Redbridge
Railway Station
To Redbridge
Railway Station
Old Redbridge Road2 mins
Brunel Road4 mins
Tate Road4 mins
Oakridge Road8 mins
Parkside Avenue12 mins
Woolston
Railway Station
To Woolston
Railway Station
Garton Road
In front of the Station
at the far end
30 Seconds
Manor Road South2 mins
Porchester Road5 mins
Millais Road9 mins
Bishops Road10 mins
Millbrook
Railway Station
To Millbrook
Railway Station
Lakelands Drive11 mins
Somerset Terrace11 mins
Testwood Road13 mins
Foundry Lane16 mins
Richmond Road15 mins
Sholing
Railway Station
To Sholing
Railway Station
Cranbury Road1 min
Station Road4 mins
Radstock Road6 mins
Temple Gardens8 mins
Archery Grove10 mins
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Free Parking Near the Southampton General & the Royal South Hants Hospital

There are two hospitals in Southampton, and the main one is Southampton General Hospital and the second is the Royal South Hants Hospital. We will start with the Main General Hospital and a list of roads that are nearby with free parking.

The nearest road we found is Palm Road. It is just an 11-minute walk away. Also, see the map below shows the general hospital (in red) to the left of the map with the free roads dotted around it.

Free Parking
near the

Southampton
General Hospital
Approx Walking
Time to the
Southampton
General Hospital
Palm Road11 mins
St Winifred’s Road11 mins
St James Park Road12 mins
Vinery Gardens14 mins
Aldermoor Avenue14 mins
Conifer Road14 mins
Holly Oak Road14 mins
Brightside Road14 mins
Outer Circle16 mins
Seymour Road17 mins
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Is there free parking near Royal South Hants Hospital? You can park for free on Imperial Road, Southampton. It is only an 11-minute walk to the Royal South Hants Hospital. See the chart below for more free parking nearest to Royal South Hants Hospital.

See the list below, and use the map above to guide you to your destination. The Royal South Hants Hospital is located on the right on the map in red, and clustered above it are the nearby roads you can park on for free.

Free Parking
near the Royal
South Hants Hospital
Approx Walking
Time to the Royal
South Hants Hospital
Imperial Road11 mins
Portswood Park (narrow)14 mins
Spring Crescent16 mins
Woodside Road19 mins
Lawn Road16 mins
Tennyson Road21 mins
Shakespeare Avenue20 mins
Horseshoe Bridge17 mins
Avenue Road14 mins
Earls Rd (North Half Only)12 mins
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Free Parking near the University of Southampton Campus & Glen Eyre Halls of Residence

It is funny to see how the permit-only areas cling around both the University Campus as well as the Glen Eyre Halls of Residence campus as well. The message is clear: WE DON’T WANT STUDENTS PARKING HERE!

But Don’t fear, as this is only a 3-minute problem as just 2 or 3 roads beyond these restricted roads lies steams of flowing empty roads that you can park on for free.

So to help you find free parking, we have provided you with 3 things below:

  • A-List of Free Parking near the University of Southampton
  • A Map with Google directions of the Free Parking nearest the University of Southampton Campus & Glen Eyre Halls of Residence
  • A list of the Free Parking nearest to the Glen Eyre Halls of Residence.
Free Parking around
Southampton

University
Approx Walking
Time to
Southampton Uni
Honeysuckle Road (East End)12 mins
Bluebell Road14 mins
Lobelia Road16 mins
Poppy Road16 mins
Langhorn Road17 mins
Lupin Road17 mins
Carnation Road19 mins
Laburnum Road19 mins
Stoneham Lane23 mins
Phillimore Road24 mins
Willis Road25 mins
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Free Parking near
Glen Eyre Halls
of Residence
Approx Walking
Time to
the Halls
of Residence
Bassett Green Village1mins
The Park Way7 mins
Aspen Holt10 mins
Spindlewood Close10 mins
Courtland Gardens11 mins
Redwood Way12 mins
Bassett Wood Drive12 mins
Bassett Green Close15 mins
Bluebell Road19 mins
Monks Wood Close19 mins
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Free Parking near St Mary’s Stadium – Southampton F.C.

“Come on You Saints” Find us some free parking!

Here is the nearest roads to Southampton football clubs, St Mary’s Stadium where you can park for free. Do check out the map below that and use Google maps to get you to your location.

Free Parking near
St Mary’s Stadium
,
Southhampton
Approx Walking
Time to the

Stadium
William Street10 mins
Bond Street12 mins
Whitworth Road28 mins
Garfield Road28 mins
Bullar Road28 mins
Cobbett Road29 mins
Cross Road29 mins
Garfield Road28 mins
Whitworth Crescent31 mins
Midanbury Lane36 mins
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Free Parking near Southampton Airport

We didn’t think it was possible, but it was. Here are the best and nearest roads to Southampton airport, where you can park for free. Use the google directions on the map below this list.

Free Parking near
Southampton

Airport
Approx
Walking Time
to the Airport
Claudeen Close16 mins
Walnut Avenue17 mins
Walnut Avenue17 mins
Pilgrim Place19 mins
Monks Way21 mins
Howard Close22 mins
Stoneham Cemetery Road24 mins
Chestnut Avenue –
By Cricketers Arms Pub
27 mins
Falcon Square33 mins
Wren Road32 mins
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Free Motorcycle Parking in Southampton City Centre

With big thanks to Southampton.gov for clearly stating where the motorcycle parking is. I have been able to bring you the below list and the super helpful map with google directions showing you the Free Motorcycle Parking in Southampton City Centre.

Free Motorcycle
Parking in
Southampton
Near to:
High StreetHigh Street &
West Quays
Harbour ParadeWest Quays & IKEA
Ogle RoadWest Quays &
Guild Hall
Grosvenor SquareWatts & East Park &
Guild Hall
Bellevue RoadRoyal South Hants
Hospital
Bond StreetSpartans Gym &
Northam area
Central StationCentral Station,
IKEA & Guild Hall
Colonnade
Portsmouth Road
Oakbank Road
Victoria Road
Woolston Railway
Station & Local Shops
Crosshouse HardItchen Toll Bridge
& Rowing Club
Platform RoadQueens Park & Ocean Village
Henstead RoadThe Polygon
Sourced with thanks from southampton.gov.uk

Use our Google map showing these and many more locations of free motorcycle bays in the city, as well as over a hundred other free parking opportunities in Southampton

Free Disabled Parking in Southampton Town Centre

Remembered your Blue Badge? Great stuff! Here’s a great list of the best Free Disabled Parking in Southampton Town Centre where you can put your Blue badge to work. Don’t forget to display it clearly on the dashboard.

Free Disabled Disabled
Parking in Southampton
Nearest to:
High StreetHigh St, West Quays
& Queens Park
The Quays SouthQuays Swimming
Complex, IKEA,
West Quays & High St
Commercial RoadCentral Station, Guild
Hall & Watts Park
Ordnance Road Royal South Hants
Hospital & Crown &
Magistrates Court
Peel StreetSt Mary’s Stadium
– Southampton F.C.
Southampton General Hospital
in Both the Main Car Park
& by Ronald McDonald House
Southampton General
Hospital
Mayflower ParkMayflower Park
Bridge RoadWoolston Railway
Station & Shops
Albion Place Car ParkWest Quays, High
Street & Masonic lodge
AB ParkingMarine Robotics &
National Oceanography
Centre
Sourced with thanks from southampton.gov.uk & bluebadgeparking.com

Use our Google map showing these and many more locations of free disabled bays in the city, as well as over a hundred other free parking opportunities in Southampton

Free Parking in Southampton City Centre after 6 pm, 10 pm & on Weekends

Can You Park for Free in Central Southampton after 6 pm? There are restricted Parking Zones you can park in for free from 6 pm. These are Zones 7, 9, 11, 12 & 19 from Monday to Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday. As well as Zones 4, 5, 8, 16, 17 & 18 from Monday to Saturday & all Day Sunday

Can You Park for Free in Central Southampton after 8 pm? You can Park in restricted Parking Zone 23 from 8 pm, but also Zones 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17 18, & 19 from 6 pm. Some of these zones are also free to park on all day Saturday & Sunday. Check the chart below for more details.

Can You Park for Free in Central Southampton after 10 pm? You can Park in restricted Parking Zones 1 to 12, 16 to 19 & Zone 23 from 10 pm to 8 am the following morning. You can also park in a lot of these zones from as early as 6 pm and all day Saturday & Sunday. See the chart below for more details.

Can You Park for Free in Central Southampton on Sunday? You can park for free on Sundays in restricted Parking Zones 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12 All Day. You can also park for free in Zone 18 on Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm the following Morning.

Restricted Parking Zones in Southampton & When it’s Free to Park in Them.

O.K. Great question and the chart below explains when it is free to park in each of the 25 restricted parking zones in Southampton city.

Restricted Parking Zones
in Southampton & When

it’s Free to Park in them.
When You can Park
for FREE
Zone 1
Mon to Sat from
10 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sunday
Zone 2Mon to Sun from
10 pm to 8 am the next day
Zone 3Mon to Sun from
10 pm to 8 am the next day
Zone 4Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day

Free all day Sunday
Zone 5Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day

Free all day Sunday
Zone 6Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day

Free all day Sunday
Zone 7Mon to Fri from
6 pm to 8 am the next day

Free all day Sat & Sun
Zone 8Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day

Free all day Sunday
Zone 9
Varies within different
parking places
Mon to Fri from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun


Mon to Fri from
3 pm to 11 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun

Mon to Fri from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun

(1st Oct to 31 May)
Zone 10Mon to Fri from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun
Zone 11
Varies within different
parking places
Mon to Fri from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun


Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sun
day
Zone 12Mon to Fri from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun
Zone 13None
Zone 14None
Zone 15None
Zone 16Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sunday
Zone 17Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sunday
Zone 18Mon to Sat from
6 pm to 8 am the next day
Sun & Bank Holidays
6 pm to 1 pm
Zone 19Mon to Fri from
3 pm to 8 am the next day
Free all day Sat & Sun
Zone 20None
Zone 21None
Zone 22None
Zone 23Mon to Sun from
8 pm to 8 am the next day
Zone 24None
Zone 25None
The above information was sourced from Southampton.gov

Wow! that is a lot of info, I’m not expecting you to read it all, but I do hope you managed to take from it the info you needed to get you parked for free near the Southampton amenity you are visiting.

Have a safe drive and keep safe.

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Charlie

I do this because I love helping save you time and money, by searching for free, or at least the cheap places to park.

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