What You Need to Know About Car Parking at London’s Tube Stations

Are you planning on hiring a car in the UK but don’t fancy navigating the London traffic? Why not consider parking your car at a tube station and then hitting the sights via London’s extensive underground network. Avoid the stress of bumper to bumper traffic and congestion charges as you zoom beneath the London streets from tourist attraction to historic sights.

The London Underground Network has 8 lines:

Central Line
District Line
Jubilee Line
Metropolitan Line
Northern Line
Piccadilly Line
Victoria Line
Bakerloo Line

Central Line – There are a total of 19 stations on the Central Line, and each station has its own car park. The maximum rates for parking from Monday to Friday vary in price from £2.40 to £3.70 for a day – Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays is £1. Most of the stops have plenty of spaces for Parking, for example Epping has over 500 spaces and the smallest at Wanstead has 13. As always, plan the journey in advance to get a good parking slot. Note that Perivale Station car park is closed until March 2009.

District Line – One station here at Hornchurch, and the car park has 68 spaces. Monday to Friday car parking is £2 and weekends and bank holidays is £1.

Jubilee Line – This line has a total of 5 stations, with plenty of parking spaces at all stations. Please note that North Greenwich line is run on a season ticket basis for weekdays, so if you are just in the area for the day this is probably not the best place to park! Parking at the other four stations varies from £2.70 to £3.20 per day, and £1 at weekends and Bank Holidays. Stanmore station has 450 parking spaces.

Metropolitan Line – There are 13 stations along this line, and Harrow on the Hill is on a season ticket basis so be aware. Parking rates at the other 12 stations varies from £2.20 to £3.70 per day, and £1 at weekends. Chalfont & Latimer has almost 500 car park spaces.

Northern Line – 9 stations, with smaller spaces than other lines, so a bit of forward planning is needed. £2.20 to £3.20 is the weekly rate, £1 at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Piccadilly Line – 10 stations on this line – £2.20 to £6 is the rate per day during the week. Plenty of parking, for example Cockfosters has 430 slots, and Hounslow West 425 places.

Victoria Line – Two stations here, Blackhorse Road and Tottenham Vale, £3.50 to £3.70 is the daily rate. £1 is the weekend rate. Just over 300 parking spots in total at both stations.

Bakerloo Line – Harrow and Wealdstone is the tube station here, and the station-parking rate for all days is £5 per day. The Station has 118 car parking slots.

Find out more about Tube Stations Car Parks.

Note that there are two main car parking operators at the London’s Tube Stations:

Vinci Park


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