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Car and Coach Parking in Southampton

Car Parking

Southampton has 42 car parks, including surface car parks around the city centre and covered car parks within the city's main shopping area such as WestQuay shopping centre’s facility of 4,000 parking spaces, Western Esplanade's two car park areas and The Marlands shopping centre.

There may be height, weight or length of stay restrictions and differing parking charges.

All City Council car parks are open 24 hours a day and charges apply seven days a week (except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday).

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Coach Parking

Free coach parking is offered at several locations across the city. This applies for coaches wishing to stop for up to ten hours. There are also convenient coach pick up and drop off points for shoppers in Harbour Parade.

Coach (Bus) Stop for picking up/ setting down passengers:

  • Havelock Road (SO14 7FY) has 45 meters to accommodate approximately 3 coaches for 30 minutes short stay to set down and pick up passengers for the SeaCity museum.
  • Harbour Parade (SO15 1BA) has 30 meters to accommodate approximately 2 coaches and is convenient for the great range of shopping offered by West Quay, West Quay Retail Park and IKEA.
  • Coach drivers can therefore take advantage of this central location to drop-off their passengers and use the long-stay coach/bus parking bays whilst they await a return time to pick up their passengers.

Coach (Bus) Parking places for 10 hour parking. These facilities are intended for long stay Coach parking with a maximum stay of 10 hours no return same day:

  • Herbert Walker Avenue (SO15 1HJ) has 80 meters to accommodate approximately 6 coaches and is located within 10 minutes walk of the new IKEA and 15 minutes from West Quay and the shops/malls around The Precinct. Also convenient for the Tudor House and garden on Bugle street.
  • Mayflower Park north west corner (SO14 2AQ), has 45 meters to accommodate approximately 3 coaches and is located within 10 minutes walk of the new IKEA and 15 minutes from West Quay and the shops/malls around The Precinct. Also convenient for the Tudor House and garden on Bugle street.
  • Palmerston Road (SO14 1LL) has 30 meters to accommodate approximately 2 coaches and is located under 10 minutes walk from West Quay and the shops/malls around The Precinct and around 15 minutes from the new IKEA.
  • MDL Marinas also offer Coach parking at Ocean Way, Ocean Village Marina, SO14 3TJ. Call 02380 229 385 for more details

For queries on all of the above (except MDL Ocean Village Marina) contact Southampton City Council, email  call 023 8083 3008