Working from our Manchester City Centre location, we know how frustrating it can be to find cheap, reliable parking that’s close to your final destination.
Some city centre parking firms will cost you well over £10 for the right to leave your car in a multi-storey eyesore. Thankfully though, there are still some places where you can park at a reasonable price.
We have mapped out some of the cheapest locations and included a few details about them below. We want this map to grow over time, so if you know about any other cheap car parks in Manchester, please let us know on Twitter.
And if you ever need to get your car serviced or MOTd, remember that you can leave it in our Manchester garage for the day, free of charge.
Duffy Motors FREE*
Duffy Motors offers FREE City Centre parking to all customers that bring their cars in for an MOT or service. We have enough space to cater for several clients every day.
Drop your car off, get it serviced or MOT’d, and pick it up when you are finished at work. For more information about our car maintenance services, speak to a member of the team today. Call: 0161 834 4168.
Duffy Motors – 16-17 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP.
Red Bank £2.50
A hidden gem in Manchester, Red Bank Car Park is tucked away behind the NOMA development and Victoria train station. At £2.50 it’s almost definitely the cheapest car park in Manchester, but some of the online reviews warn about a few unsavoury characters and thefts.
There are a couple of car parks around the corner including Roger Street Car Park, which is about the same price, with friendlier attendants.
Parking Places – Red Bank, Faber Street, Manchester, M4 4HF
Bridgewater Street £6.00
Castlefield is a popular side of town, with the Hilton, Bridgewater Hall and other attractions. But there are a few cheap parking spaces and patchy public transport links. Located next to Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, Bridgewater Street Car Park is a very happy find at just £6.00 for the day.
They also offer secure overnight and weekly parking – but it is cash only and manned by an attendant.
City Centre Parking – 28 Bridgewater St, Manchester M3 4NH
NCP Manchester Palace £6.50
Tickets for the Palace? Maybe you are doing something else around Oxford Road. This secure multi-storey car park occupied an attractive red-brick building in a historic part of town. You can pay £6.50 for 12 hours of parking, but only if you grab an early bird ticket between 6.00 and 9.00AM.
If you are coming for an evening performance, then it might be a little more expensive. And you should watch out for the queues after the curtain has closed.
NCP Car Park Manchester Palace – Palace, Whitworth St, Manchester M1 6NE
Rochdale Road £3.00
Located close to the Manchester Arena and around a ten-minute walk from the Northern Quarter, this is another cheap and cheerful car park on the outer rim of Manchester – just outside the ring road.
Run by Total Car Parks, motorists can pay £3.00 to park all day. The site is quite large as well, so suitable for drivers who work in the city.
Total Car Parks – 87 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4 4HY
NCP Piccadilly Gardens £6.00
Another early bird ticket, this time at the centrally located NCP Piccadilly Gardens, near the train station. Just like at the Palace, if you get to this large city centre car park before 6.00 and 9.00 in the morning, you can park for 12 hours for £6.00. Not a bad deal for the location.
And because it is a smart building run by a reputable company, you can be fairly sure that your car won’t be left on a pile of bricks.
NCP Car Park Piccadilly Gardens – Piccadilly, Chatham St, Manchester M1 3AY
Cheapest on-street parking in Manchester
It’s often easier to park on the street rather than in a car park. Manchester has a lot of on-street parking spaces, but it helps if you know where the cheapest areas are.
Motorists can park for up to two hours in zones one and two on the below map. But did you know that you can save 20 pence on a two-hour parking ticket if you find a spot in zone two compared to zone one?
Zones three and four are cheaper still. Two hours parking in zone three or four will set you back £2.50, less than half as much as the £6.00 it costs in zone one.
The max parking time in zone three is three hours while in zone four it is ten hours.
Map from Manchester City Council.