The council have recently changed Car Parking Rates at various car parks across the town centre. The aim appears to have been to adjust charges to make some locations suitable for short term use up to 2-3 Hours approximatley, and allocate other car parks to be expensive for short term use but cost effective for over 3 hours. Although nobody likes paying car parking charges they are a significant contribution to council finances as central government funding has been withdrawn.
The council website has all the details but hasn't categorised the car parks. Sorting by cost for charges during the week, shows you need to think about how long you are proposing to park in the Town Centre.
For long term day parking the Park and Ride services are very cost effective for a single car and driver. Other Towns' Park and Ride Schemes have family/group tickets; maybe something for Guildford to think about.
At the weekend the situation changes as a number of Contract Parking spaces become available together with adjustments to some of the car parking rates.
Broadly in the week the best options for parking are, but do check the exact costs and conditions on the council website: Note on street parking is still available in many locations.
Up to 2-3 hours
Farnham Road, Guildford GU2 7NP
Bright Hill, Guildford GU1 7RULawn Road, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB
Millmead House (Front), Guildford GU2 4BB
Robin Hood, Sydenham Road, Guildford GU1 3RH
St Joseph's, Dene Road, Guildford GU1 4DA
Portsmouth Road, Guildford GU2 4BW
Upper High Street, Guildford GU1 4SJ
Leapale Road, Guildford GU1 4JX
Mary Road, Guildford GU1 4QU
Bedford Road surface car park, Guildford GU1 4SJ
Commercial Road 2, Guildford GU1 4SU
Old Police Station, Leapale Road, Guildford GU1 4JX
Longer Term over 3 hours
North Street, Guildford GU1 4AF
Castle Car Park, Sydenham Road, Guildford GU1 3RW
Bedford Road multi-storey, Guildford GU1 4SJ or GU1 4PX
York Road, Guildford GU1 4DS
Millbrook, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3XJ
G Live, Dene Road, Guildford GU1 4DD - GU1 4DB
Tunsgate, Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW
Shalford Park Road, Shalford, Guildford GU4 8AA
Guildford Park, Guildford Park Avenue, Guildford GU2 7NN
Park and Ride
P&R Onslow Onslow park and ride - Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford GU2 7AD (adult day return ticket: £1.70).
P&R Merrow Merrow park and ride - Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AA (adult day return ticket: £1.90).
P&R Artington Artington park and ride - Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford GU3 1LP (adult day return ticket: £2.30).
P&R Spectrum Spectrum park and ride - Parkway, Guildford GU1 4UP (adult day return ticket: £2.40).
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