|Brighton's 19 parking zones|
Assuming you don't want to park in the zone-free outskirts (at least 2 miles from the city centre) the simple answer is that any day of the week you should arrive after 8 o'clock in the evening and leave before 9 o'clock the next morning.
There are three types of parking bay:-
- Permit holders only.
- Pay & Display.
- Shared Permit holders & Pay & Display.
In all the following zones the same time restriction 9am to 8pm (the period when the casual parker risks a fine) applies to all 3 types of bay:-
Zone A - Preston Park Station
Zone C - Queen's Park
Zone E - Preston Park Station(North)
Zone F - Fiveways
Zone G - Hollingbury Road/Ditchlinq Gardens
Zone H - Kemp Town & Hospital
Zone J - Preston Circus
Zone M - Brunswick & Adelaide
Zone N - Central Hove
Zone O - Goldsmid
Zone Q - Prestonville
Zone R - Westbourne (incl. Church Rd, Portland Rd and Poets Corner)
Zone T - Hove Station
Zone Y - Central Brighton (North)
This accounts for 14 of the City's zones. Of the remaining 5 zones the most significant is Zone W, Wish Road.
Zone W - Wish Road, Hove
Parking is also free overnight from 8pm to 10am.
The remaining zones:-
Zone B - Coldean and Zone D - Moulscoombe. Parking is only restricted on match/event days at the nearby Amex stadium. At all other times parking is free but it is a long way from the city centre albeit with a good bus service.
Zone U - St Luke’s. Free parking 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 10am next day. Or in other words the only period you have to avoid being parked is the one hour between 10am & 11am and the one hour between 2pm & 3pm.
Zone Z - Central Brighton (South) Possibly as a hangover from earlier schemes different restrictions apply to different types of bay:-
- Permit only and shared Permit only and Pay & Display bays: - Free parking from 8 o'clock in the evening to 9 o'clock the next morning.
- Pay & Display bays:- Free parking 6 o'clock in the evening to 9 o'clock the next day. (There are only a few of these).