Visiting Leeds by car can be stressful. Over the years, I’ve found myself driving through the busy streets, searching for a car parking spot, only to end up in the biggest multi-storey car parks that charge through the nose. So to help you avoid being in that situation, I’ve put together this roundup of the cheapest car parks in Leeds, as well as a handy map to help you find them.
Leeds is a popular destination for lots of reasons, it’s brimming with great shops, restaurants, bars and places to take the kids. If, like me, you’re worried about wasting valuable time searching the city, looking for a place to park your car – fear not, this roundup of the best, cheapest and most accessible car parks in Leeds City Centre is here to help. The information found in this article will help you make the most out of your trip to Leeds – and even save you a bob or two as we say up here in the north!
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Dedicated car parks, On-street parking and high rise, privately owned parking lots are abundant in Leeds City Centre. We’re ranking them from cheapest to most expensive to give you a well-rounded overview of your options. Saturday is the busiest day in Leeds, so we’ve summarised the price of parking for 5 hours on a Saturday and gone into more detail below. We’ve also included the distance from Briggate, which is the central point of Leeds City Centre and a good base to explore the city from.
Map of where to find the cheapest car parks in Leeds City Centre
Off-Street Car Parks in Leeds City Centre
£7.20 – Castle Street
Castle Street, Leeds, LS1 4PH
A little out of the main attractions of the City Centre, Castle Street Car Park is more affordable than the privately owned options. Monday to Friday, you can expect to £2.60 for an hour to £7.20 for up to 5 hours. At the weekend, it’s more affordable, costing a pound an hour, on Sundays you can expect to pay £2 for up to 4 hours or £5 for anything over that. No matter what day you park here, if you’re there from 6pm-10pm it costs £3. There are spaces for 275 vehicles and they operate a cash-only Pay and Display system – so make sure you’ve got change with you.
£5 – Hunslet Lane
Hunslet Lane, Leeds, LS10 1ES
A great option if you need to be in central Leeds, Hunslet Lane is a small car park just across the road from the Adelphi pub. Parking here costs up to £7.80 if you’re planning on staying for over 8 hours. As a result of only having 35 spaces available, it’s very busy Saturday. On a Sunday, it’s more reasonable, with 4 hours costing just £2 and anything over that £5.
£4.30 – International Pool
Westgate, Leeds, LS1 4PH
Formerly an indoor swimming pool, since being demolished the site has been used as a car park. Although a 5-minute walk from the attractions of the city centre, it’s one of the cheapest in the city centre, with a 1-hour stay costing £1.70, 5 hours costing £4.30 and anything over that £7.80. Sundays see the site reduce in price, with 4 hours costing £2 and anything over that £5. They’ve got 140 spaces available, so there’s often spaces free.
£5 – Meadow Lane
St Cecilia Street, Leeds, LS9 8AH
48 available parking spots make Meadow Lane one of the smaller car parks in this roundup. Directly adjacent to Asda’s Head Office and just a couple minutes walk from Leeds Bridge, it’s one of the cheapest options which is in a central location. Getting there early is a good idea, as spots fill up quickly. Starting at £1 for a 30-minute stay and £7.80 for anything over 8 hours – Meadow Lane Car Park is open 24 hours, so if you’re in Leeds for a whole weekend, it could be a good option.
£7.50 – Quarry Hill
St Cecilia Street, Leeds, LS9 8AH
On the opposite end of town, but still a short distance from Leeds City Centre, Quarry Hill is a great option if you’re seeing a show at Leeds Playhouse, or want to be close to the action. Prices are slightly higher than some of the other car parks, but with 368 spots available – they’re one of the safest bets for securing a spot. For a 5 hour stay, you’ll be charged £7.50 and 1 hour is £2. It’s the same pricing structure on on the weekend too, which makes it a bad choice as you can find much cheaper options on Saturdays and Sundays.
£4 – West Street
Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4PD
Open 24 hours, seven days a week West Street Car Park is on the outskirts of the City, near Grosvenor Casino and TGI Fridays. Although it’s a bit out of the way, this is reflected in the price as a 5-hour stay will cost you £4. Prices start from £1 for a 30 minutes stay and anything over 5 hours costs £7.60. On a Sunday, their pricing structure is simplified with up to 4 hours costing £2 and anything over that £5.
£7 – Woodhouse Lane
Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AX
With over a thousand spaces available, Woodhouse Lane car park is only five minutes from First Direct Arena, Leeds General Infirmary and Leeds City Museum. It’s a bit more expensive with 6 hours costing £7. The pricing’s the same no matter which day you go, and when events are on at First Direct Arena it’s slightly cheaper at £6.60 for 6 hours.