For general information on all aspects of  public parking in Brighton & Hove,  Tel (01273) 293225/292426. and click on ‘parking’ or visit the Parking Information Centres to purchase resident and visitor vouchers, pay fines etc. 

Brighton: 64/5 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD. Tel (01273) 293225. 

Hove: Hove Town Hall, Church Road, Hove BN3 4AH Tel (01273) 292426, Open Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

Click on link below for a number of affordable parking options near the venue:

NCP & council owned car parks

There are various car parks in Brighton & Hove, some of which are open 24 hours a day – for more information on NCP car parks, please telephone 0870 606 7050 (choose option 4, then option 2) or email  For prices and locations, see

Pay & display bays 

Brighton & Hove Council operates a pay & display parking scheme in and around the city. This operates every day, including bank holidays, with the exception of Christmas day.  Operation times are between 9am-6pm or 8pm, depending on the zone.  Street signs and road markings indicate where pay & display parking is in operation, at what time of day and for what length of time i.e. 2 or 4 hours maximum depending on zone.  (Please note that this scheme has replaced voucher parking).

Pay & display Parking Charges

Zone Y Central Zone: £1.50 per half hour, max stay 2 hours, min stay ½ hour – no return within 1 hour.

Zone Z Outer Zone: £1.50 per hour – max stay 4 hours, min stay 1 hour – no return within 1 hour.

There are also other pay & display bays, as well as resident’s bays outside of the above zones. Please check signs for operation times and exact prices. 

Pay & display open air car parks

There are 3 Council run Pay & Display Car Parks around Brighton & Hove allowing you to park for an unlimited period:

1. To the eastern end of Madeira Drive, Brighton (between Brighton Pier and the Marina)

2. Kingsway, Hove (between the Peace Statue and Fourth Ave)

3. King Alfred Leisure Centre, Kings Esplanade, Hove (entrance to the right of Texaco Petrol Station off Kingsway, Hove)

Charges are between 9am-6pm every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays. Tickets issued after 6pm start from 9am the following morning. 

Park & ride

Withdean Sports Complex, Tongdean Lane, Brighton.   (approx. 3 miles north of the town centre – signposted from the A23). Cost is £3 per adult return or £3.20 before 9am Mon-Fri (up to 2 accompanying children up to and including age 15 travel free) parking is free. Countycard holders also travel for free.  For more information please contact the Public Transport Office on (01273) 292480. 

Parking for disabled visitors

There are parking bays specifically for blue badge holders in most areas in the city centre. Otherwise, parking for blue badge holders is allowed in zones Y and Z pay & display parking bays, free of charge for an unlimited period. Blue badges should always be clearly displayed. Although parking on double yellow lines should normally be avoided (please check street signs for guidance), parking on these and single yellow lines is allowed for up to 3 hours with the clock clearly displayed as long as they are not causing an obstruction or there are no loading restrictions. (except along Kings Road where parking is not permitted).

Parking is not permitted in resident permit holder’s spaces without a resident’ permit (apart from areas H, and O where blue badge holders can park). Car Parks and Pay & Display areas (apart from areas M & N) and are not free. For more information please contact Car Parking Operations on (01273) 293225/292426. 

Free on-street parking

Many areas of Brighton & Hove (outside the city centre) have free on-street parking available, should you wish to consider parking and taking one of the many buses to the centre. Check street signs for guidance as some bays are reserved for resident permit holders during certain times.

Coach parking 

The Coach Park is situated to the eastern end of Madeira Drive, east of Duke’s Mound, Brighton.   Parking is £10.00 (pay and display) per day. Please note that it is not possible to book spaces in advance. Pick-up/setting down – near Sea Life Centre – only for 15 min. For more information please contact Car Parking Operations on (01273) 293225/296662.

Vehicle removal & pound

Sackville Trading Estate, Sackville Road, Hove – must bring identification i.e. driving license, recent utility bill, council tax bill etc. but NOT passports. Tel: 0870 600 0649 – option 2.

Parking fines

Payment/penalty charge challenges: over the counter at Parking Information Centres (see top of sheet), by post to Processing Office, P.O. Box 6, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4BQ, or Tel: 0870 600 0649 – option 1. Parking fines can also be paid via the Brighton & Hove City Council website:

The majority of this information was confirmed by the Brighton & Hove Council Car Parking Operations in November 2006. 

Please note that parking regulations are vigorously enforced in the city. To avoid being fined or towed away please obey all notices and restrictions.