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 works by a Utility company to lay underground cable, there will be a road closure on Sunday 04 August 2019 and Sunday 11 August 2019 at Bigg Market.  On these dates, there will be no access to the two loading bays and one disabled bay.
  • Due to a construction project, the entire length of Rutherford Street will be closed until 05 November 2020.
  • 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.

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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