Parking prices and times

Cost and times of pay and display parking

The following information gives the price of parking in pay and display bays in Edinburgh.

Remember, always check the relevant ticket machine to ensure you pay the correct price as there may be variations in these areas. Time plates stating hours of restriction and maximum stay times will also show an arrow pointing to what ticket machine vouchers should be bought from or what RingGo zone number should be used.

There are no charges payable on

  • Christmas day
  • Boxing day 
  • New Year's day
  • Easter Monday

See our parking bay locations map for details on where you can park. 

Streets Prices from April 2021 Hours of Operation
George St, St Andrew Sq, Charlotte Sq, Queen St, Market St & Cockburn St £5.30 per hour Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 6.30pm
Stafford St and Melville St area, Morrison St to Shandwick Pl & Old Town (inc East Market St) £4.60 per hour Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 6.30pm
West End (Palmerston Pl area), Moray Pl, South Side (Clerk St area), Tollcross, Fountainbridge & Heriot Row £3.90 per hour Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 6.30pm
New Town, Northumberland St to St Stephen St & Royal Cres £3.50 per hour Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Bruntsfield, Sciennes, St Leonard's, Dumbiedykes, Stockbridge & Dean £2.90 per hour Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Extended Controlled Parking Zones (N1-N5 & S1-S4) £2.50 per hour Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Public parking in Edinburgh by zones

Please check the relevant ticket machine as described above to ensure you pay the correct price as there may be variations in price and maximum stay times in each area. Parking zones are indicated on street by large zone entry signs that denote the zone number and times that parking is restricted.

Public Parking Zones in Edinburgh
Area Zone Hours
 Central  1, 1A, 2, 3, 4 Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 6.30pm
 Peripheral  5, 5A, 6, 7, 8 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
 Extended  N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, S1, S2, S3, S4 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
 Main Roads  Main Traffic Routes

Monday to Friday 9.15am to 4.30pm

Saturday 8am to 6.30pm

 South Queensferry  South Queensferry Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm

Parking Services

Telephone: 0131 469 5400