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Everything you need to know about car parks in Cardiff. Information includes parking locations and prices in the city centre and Cardiff Bay, plus park and ride services.
CARDIFF COUNCIL CAR PARKS & THE PARK CARDIFF APP
If you’re driving around the city, looking for the best place to park – then you can use the Park Cardiff app for Cardiff Council car parks, available for both Android and iPhone, or through their online website.
You can find live updates of on-street parking and car parking availability. Then just park up and buy your ticket – either on a ticket machine, or through the MiPermit app.
You can also pre-pay for your ticket up to 7 days in advance.
NCP CAR PARKS & THE NCP PARKPASS APP
Cardiff is home to 8 central car parks operated by NCP and you can get cheaper NCP parking in the city with Visit Cardiff! Book via the NCP ParkPass App and enter the Saver ID, VISITCARDIFF for a great discount (not available during major events).
You can also use the NCP ParkPass app to pre-book most of the city’s NCP car parks.
TRAVEL FOR MAJOR EVENTS
Cardiff Council usually operate a park and ride service on major event days. Principality Parking and NCP offer pre-bookable spaces for selected big stadium events in the city. There are usually also road closures and measures in place to ensure the safety of those using train services.
For more information for specific major event days, take a look at our Travel Advice for Major Events press releases.
DISABLED CAR PARKING
For disabled parking spaces, you can use the Park Cardiff app to find parking availability then bring your Blue Badge to park in these for free. While Cardiff Council car parks offer free parking for badgeholders, other car parks may offer disabled parking spaces but require payment.
STAYING IN THE CITY?
If you’re staying in one of our many centrally located hotels, they may be able to offer parking onsite, or discounted parking nearby.
If you’re bringing an electric car, then NCP’s Greyfrairs, Pellet Street and Dumfries Place also have charging facilities. If you’re staying at Marriott Hotel, they have charging points for guests. Additional costs might apply for this.
PARKING FOR LARGER OR WIDER VEHICLES
Sophia Gardens (9 mins walking distance from Principality Stadium) is ideal for parking cars, motorhomes, coaches and vans.
We have further information on parking for coaches and coach operators.
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MORE WAYS TO GET TO CARDIFF
Cardiff is well connected via public transport links to South and West Wales, bordering counties, London, Manchester and the South West - with frequent trains, coaches and buses to get you into our capital.