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Cheap parking in Birmingham city centre

December 11, 2023

Wondering where to find parking in Birmingham city centre? We’ve collated the best cost-friendly parking spaces, their charges and times of operation. Plus, find out the fastest way to pay the Birmingham Clean Air Zone charge if your vehicle is not exempt.

Parking spaces in Birmingham City Centre

1. New Street car park

The closest parking to the city centre is New Street car park. Open 24/7, the car park has a total of 485 spaces, is regularly patrolled and is accessible with lifts situated throughout the car park. If you’re headed to the O2 Academy, the National Trust Museum or the Bullring, this will be your closest car park.

The address is: New Street, St Judes Passage, Birmingham, B5 4AN

  • The price per hour of parking is £2.95
  • The price for 24 hours of parking is £28.95

2. Jewellery Quarter car park

The cheapest parking in Birmingham city centre is found at the Jewellery Quarter multi-story car park. Open Monday - Saturday, 8am to 6pm, the charges are as follows:

  • Up to 2 hours - £2.10
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.10
  • Up to 6 hours - £4.90
  • Up to 10 hours - £6.90

The address is: 103-104 Vyse St, Birmingham, B18 6LP

This is the closest car park to the Pen museum - the only museum in the UK devoted to the history of the pen making industry.

There are a total of 553 spaces available as well as 12 electric charging bays. However, there are no lifts in this car park.

3. Ludgate Hill car park

Open 24/7 except on Christmas Day, this is a smaller car park with only 205 spaces. If you’re parking Monday - Friday, the charges are:

  • Up to 2 hours - £3.10
  • Up to 4 hours - £5.20
  • Up to 6 hours - £6.70
  • Up to 12 hours - £7.70
  • Up to 24 hours - £8.70

If you’re parking on the weekend, the charges are:

  • Up to 2 hours - £3.10
  • Up to midnight - £4.20
  • Up to 24 hours - £8.70

The address is: 21 Lionel St, Birmingham, B3 1AT

If you’re parking here, we recommend visiting The Jam House which is just a short 2 minute walk away. Best known for its live music and delicious food, sway to some Jazz and blues acts.

4. Millennium Point multi-storey car park

As the biggest multi-storey car park, if you’re looking for parking in Birmingham city centre you’ll surely find a space here! The car park is open every day from 6am till midnight and has a total of 959 spaces and 12 electric charging bays. This is also the closest car park to the University of Birmingham.

The charges are as follows:

  • Up to 2 hours - £3.10
  • Up to 4 hours - £5.10
  • Up to 6 hours - £5.90
  • Up to 12 hours - £6.90
  • Up to 24 hours - £9.80

The address is: Howe Street, Birmingham, B4 7AP

Although the car park closes at midnight, you can leave your car there overnight.

5. Snow Hill multi-storey car park

Situated just a 3 minute walk away from the city centre and a 6 minute walk to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the car park is open 24/7 except on Christmas Day. With 868 spaces and 8 electric charging bays, you can Pay by Phone or Pay and Display. The following charges apply:

  • Up to 2 hours - £4.10
  • Up to 4 hours - £6.20
  • Up to 6 hours - £9.50
  • Up to 12 hours - £13.20
  • Up to 24 hours - £16.30

There is also parking available for motorcycles at £1.00 all day on Level 1A.

The address is: Snow Hill Station Car Park, Livery St, Birmingham, B3 2BJ

Free parking in Birmingham City Centre

If you are a Blue Badge Holder, parking is free at most multi-storey carparks.

The following roads also have free un-restricted parking, and are all situated a short walk from the city centre:

  • Bridge Street West
  • Attenborough Close
  • Moorsom Street
  • Farm Street
  • Gough Road
  • Balfour Street
  • Herne Close
  • Wiggin Street

We advise you to check the street signs before leaving your vehicle to avoid a PCN.

Paying the CAZ charge when driving in and around the city centre

If you’re parking in Birmingham city centre, you will be liable to pay the Birmingham Clean Air Zone charge unless your vehicle is exempt. The quickest way to check if your vehicle is exempt is by entering your vehicle registration number into the Caura app. There are also some further exemptions in place for the charge, you can find a full list of exemptions here.

If your vehicle is exempt, you can drive into the zone without having to pay a charge. However, if your vehicle is not exempt Caura is the fastest way to pay the charge and avoid a PCN. All you need to do is download Caura for free, enter your vehicle registration number, select the charge and pay using Apple Pay or Google Pay. It literally takes seconds!

For a map of the Birmingham Clean Air Zone, or for more information on the charge, click here.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone charge in Caura app and payment success screen

In Caura, you can pay for everything from the London ULEZ to Clean Air Zones, roads & tolls located around the country in one or two taps. Find out more about what you can pay for in Caura here.

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Download Caura today to get started. Available on the App Store (4.8 stars) or Play Store (4.9 stars).

*Image credit Flickr user cattan2011


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