Parking to suit your visit
Parking to suit your visit, whatever the occasion
Ipswich has a variety of car parks to suit your visit, whatever you have planned. Choose from the types of visit listed below for a suggestion of convenient places to park:
Ipswich plays host to a variety of events across the town all year round. To help you find an appropriate parking place we have recommended car parks below that may suit your visit:
Christchurch Park and Mansion
Concerts at Ipswich Town Football Ground
Ipswich Museum and Ipswich Art School
Town Hall Galleries
Orwell Quay and the Waterfront
Football match days
On home match days, parts of Portman Road and Sir Alf Ramsey Way are closed to traffic 1.5 hours prior to match kick off. Entry to the New Portman Road and car parks on match days is from the Handford Road end of Portman Road only. Please arrive in plenty of time.
Please do not park on grass verges. Motorists are reminded that waiting restrictions indicated by yellow lines apply to the carriageway, pavement and verge.
Rail station, Court and Council offices
The Ipswich Village car park on West End Road is convenient for the Rail Station and the new Court and Council Offices. Ipswich Village offers both long stay and short stay tariffs. Arrive before 08:00 and take advantage of our 'Early Bird offer' of £3.40 all day.
The Multi-storey commuters car park is located adjacent to the Railway Station.
Shopping and town centre
Ipswich town centre offers plenty of choice for parking with 'short stay' car parks up to 4 hours, 'long stay' car parks if you want to stay in town all day, including our Early Bird offer, where those arriving before 08:00 can park for £3.40 all day.
Most parking is located within a short walking distance of all the major shops, bars, restuarants and visitor attractions.
The following car parks are located close to the Buttermarket area;
The following car parks are located close to the Tower Ramparts area;
The following car parks are located close to the Carr Street and Upper Brook Street area;
Long Stay Car Parks
Why not come into Town before 08.00 and take advantage of our Early Bird Offer - £3.40 all day at the following car parks:
Swimming pools and sports centres
Crown car park - maximum stay 5 hrs is adjacent to Crown Pools.
William Street short stay car park is adjacent to Crown Pools.
New Portman Road Long stay car park is approximately a 7-10 minute walk from Crown Pools and convenient parking for swimming galas and events.
Fore Street Pay & Display car park is located adjacent to Fore Street swimming pool.
All of Ipswich Borough Council's sports centres have free parking on site.
Further information about our sports facilities, including sports centres and swimming pools is available on the Sport web pages.
Theatres and evening entertainment
Most of the town centre car parks offer an evening flat rate, and some are free after 18.00. Check the car park tariff list for details.
To help you find an appropriate parking place we have recommended car parks below that may suit your visit:
The following car parks are convenient for entertainment in the Cardinal Park area:
The following car parks are convenient for events taking place in Christchurch Park:
Ipswich Town Football Ground Concerts
The following car parks are convenient for the Football Ground:
New Wolsey Theatre
The following car parks are located close to the New Wolsey Theatre:
The following car parks are located close to the Regent Theatre:
Town Hall and Corn Exchange
The following council car parks are located close to the Town Hall and Corn Exchange:
University and Waterfront
The Waterfront offers an 'alternative' Ipswich, with many homes, restaurants and cafés, as well as the brand new University Campus Suffolk.
It is situated not far from the town centre and the main shopping streets and centres (approximately 15 minute walk) and is easily accessible by car, with ample parking nearby:
Last Updated: Monday 9th December 2013