Parking & Car Parks in Brighton & Hove
Whether you are travelling by car or by coach here you will find details on parking in Brighton.
Driving to Brighton & Hove is simple with the A27 connecting the city to the East & the West and the M23 / A23 linking Brighton to the capital. If you are staying for a few nights then your accommodation will be able to assist with parking either at the hotel's own car park or by providing on-street parking vouchers.
If you are travelling for the day then please note that in common with many historic cities parking in the city centre is limited. However there are plenty of alternatives, you can park for free at the Withdean Sports Complex and then get a bus in to the city centre. Buy a Saver bus ticket for unlimited bus travel for the whole day of your visit.
In addition to Withdean there is on-street parking and car parks across the city. Prices vary depending on the demand for available spaces with parking in Brighton city centre being the most expensive. Therefore we advise visitors to park outside of the centre and either walk into town or hop on a bus.
Further details on parking in Brighton & Hove, including parking locations and charges, can be found on the Brighton & Hove City Council website.
Electric Vehicle Charging Bays
If you have an electric car then you can park for free for up to three hours while your car is charging. There are electric charging bays across the city at Withdean Stadium, The Level, Bartholomews and Madeira Drive.
Blue Badge Parking Bays
If you are a blue badge holder then you can park in any of the disabled parking bays across the city. A full list of streets with disabled parking in Brighton can be downloaded from the Brighton & Hove City Council website. You can also download our Blue Badge Parking Bay (PDF - 1MB) map which indicates streets in the city centre with parking bays available.
The coach park on Madeira Drive offers a good facility for coach parking, which is close to Brighton Marina and within easy reach of the city-centre drop-off and pick-up points. The park is exclusive to coaches and is open all year-round. This is a pay-and-display park and charges can be subject to change, so please check the Brighton & Hove Council site for current charges.
Closure of Madeira Drive:
On certain days, special events held on Madeira Drive prevent access to the coach park. Some events allow access from Duke’s Mound (at the eastern end of Marine Parade - see Google Maps for a map showing the location of Duke's Mound) and other events prevent access altogether. Please contact the Outdoor Events Office on 01273 292711 to enquire about any special event days and access.
Pick-up / setting down points are near the Sea Life Centre by Brighton Pier and on special event days on Marine Parade.