Truro Parking: Everything You Need to Know

As Britain’s southernmost and Cornwall’s only city, Truro has a finely balanced combination of traditional and contemporary establishments. Let Truro Cathedral’s soaring spires greet you as you experience the city’s cobbled roads, delightful shopping streets, and convenient Truro parking.

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Truro Postcode

Truro postcode for the city centre is TR1, but the outer parts and nearby villages/towns use TR2, TR3, and TR4. 

Map of Truro Parking Locations

Short Stay Car Parks in Truro

As of 1st February 2022, Old Bridge Street car park Truro is the only short-stay car park in Truro.

Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AH

With 124 spaces, Old Bridge Street is only a few minutes’ walk to the city centre. Here are their rates from 9 am to 5 pm: 

  • 90p for up to 30 minutes
  • £1.70 for 1 hour
  • £3.40 for 2 hours
  • £4.90 for 3 hours. 

Parking up to 3 hours is free from 5 pm until 9 am the next day. This is a pay-on-exit facility.

If you need car parking in Truro for over 3 hours, have a look at some of the long-stay car parks instead.

Long Stay Car Parks in Truro

Truro parking is easy with eight long-stay car parks. As long as Cornwall Council owns it, Truro car park prices are the same every day: 

  • 9 am to 4 pm: £1.70 per hour or £8.70 for the entire day
  • 4 pm to 9 am (next day): free; no campers allowed from 11 pm to 8 am

A week-long permit is available for £37.80. Meanwhile, privately-owned car parks have their own tariffs.

Let’s take a closer look at each one.

Edward Street, TR1 3AJ

There are 83 spaces available with designated motorbikes and disabled spots. Motorcycles can park for free in designated areas, but owners must pay if they park on a car spot. There is a 3500 kg weight restriction in place. This facility is pay and display, but you can also pay through JustPark. The city centre is about a 7-minute walk away.

Garras Wharf, TR1 2TN

A pay-on-exit car park with 336 spaces. Motorists can pay at the station, exit barriers, or using the app JustPark. It takes 6 minutes to reach the Cathedral on foot.

Moorfield, Calenick Street, TR1 2QD

One of the larger car parks, Moorfield car park Truro has nine levels and 681 spaces. Decks 2 to 9 have indoor parking spaces with a 2500kg weight limit and a 1.9-metre height restriction. Payments are accepted via the pay station, exit barriers, or the app. The city centre is only 5 minutes away.

Moresk, TR1 1DW

Located 6 minutes away from the centre, Moresk car park is a pay and display facility with 118 spaces. You can also pay via JustPark.

High Cross, St Clement Street, TR1 1DQ

This pay-on-exit car park from NCP has 445 spaces and 7 disabled bays. It is right near the city centre, with the Cathedral and other shopping destinations only a 5-minute walk away. There is a height restriction of 2.05 metres, and the facility is staffed. 

Hourly rates without ParkPass app: 

  • £2.95 per hour 
  • £5.95 for the entire day

Hourly rates with Parkpass app:

  • £2.45 per hour
  • £4.95 for the entire day

Lemon Quay, Fairmantle Street, TR1 2EG

Owned by Excel Parking Services, Lemon Quay Truro car park has multiple levels with 395 spaces. The height restriction is 2.15 metres. 

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 12:30 am
  • Sunday: 7 am to 5:30 pm

The hourly rate starts at £1.40, but it goes down to £1.30 if you enter after 6 pm. Sundays have a flat rate of £2.

Tabernacle Street, TR1 2EJ

A stone’s throw away from Lemon Street car park Truro, this is one of the smaller private car parks with 94 spaces available. The car park is open all day with hourly rates starting at £1.30. Overnight parking from 6 pm to 8 am the next day is available for only £1.30. 

Truro Station Car Park, TR1 3HH

Parking at Truro Train Station is always an option if the other car parks are full. There are 180 spaces available. Their rates differ depending on whether it’s winter or summer, and it’s one flat rate regardless of how long you stay.

Winter rates:

  • Monday to Friday: £4.50 or £3.20 after 10 am
  • Saturday and Sunday: £3.20 

Summer rates:

  • Monday to Friday: £5.00
  • Saturday and Sunday: £3.50 

Keep in mind that the station is about a 15-minute walk away from the centre.

Free Parking in Truro

Free parking in Truro is everywhere if you’re visiting from 4 pm onwards; simply park at one of these council-owned Truro parking:

  • Edward Street car park
  • Garras Wharf car park
  • Moorfield car park
  • Moresk car park
  • Old Bridge Street car park (starts at 5 pm, three hours max)

But if you’re visiting during the day to explore the city, free parking in Truro 2022 becomes slightly harder to find. Tesco Truro parking is free for up to two hours as long as you spend at least £3 in the store beforehand.

You can also take advantage of Truro’s Park and Ride services. There are two lots available: 

  • Langarth Park with 1209 spaces
  • Tregurra Park with 1379 spaces

You can get Truro free parking with a purchase of a £2 day ticket (£4 for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children). The buses will take you to and from the city centre. 

Please note, Truro parking is not available here on Sundays or public holidays, and the lots are only open from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm.

Disabled Parking in Truro

All long-stay car park Truro locations, along with Old Bridge street car park Truro, have dedicated disabled parking bays. Blue badge holders also get an extra hour of parking when using one of the pay and display facilities, as long as the badge clock is set at arrival time. This does not apply to pay on exit car parks or privately-owned Truro parking.

Disabled parking in Truro is free if you have an adapted vehicle or don’t pay vehicle tax; simply register your vehicle with Cornwall Council. The registration is good for a year and entitles you to free Cornwall centre parking as long as you display your blue badge properly. Adapted vehicle owners can register for free, while those exempt from vehicle tax must pay a £10 fee.

Reserve Your Car Park Space in Advance with Just Park

Instead of driving around trying to find parking in Truro, why not reserve your space in advance with JustPark? Using their website or mobile app, you can find and reserve parking spots ahead of time so you can focus on your sightseeing. You can even use JustPark in council-owned car parks with a 10p transaction fee. With JustPark’s free reminder texts, you’ll never have to worry about overstaying in your Truro shopping parking again. Look for parking on JustPark here >>>

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