Parking at Drake Circus & The Barcode

Drake Circus

From 1st May 2022, we introduced a cashless parking system at both Drake Circus and The Barcode.

This means that all of the pay machines in our car park will accept payment via card or Apple Pay only, and you will no longer be able to pay by cash.

The change is being made to help make the process quicker, easier and safer for our customers and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. You can also download the Glide parking app to make a one-off payment via your phone, or set up automatic payments to receive. Read more in the FAQs.

There are 1,270 parking spaces including bays for disabled drivers and parents with children situated on Levels 1, 2 and 3. Please note that disabled spaces are for blue badge holders only and you must display your badge. Standard tariff applies for disabled users. There is a 2m height restriction for the car park.

Carpark Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
Sunday 08:00 - 23:00

Car Park Tariffs:

  • Up to 2 hours: £2.80
  • 2-3 hours: £4.00
  • 3-4 hours: £5.00
  • 4-5 hours: £6.00
  • 5-6 hours: £7.00
  • 6-24 hours: £12.00

Customers can park for £4 if arriving after 5pm and leaving before the car park closes.

You can also park overnight from 5.00pm until 10.00am the following day for £5. 

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police for achieving the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

The nearest car parks for accessible vehicles over 2m are St Andrew St/Whimple Street, Guildhall and North Hill.

The car park uses ANPR car registration plate recognition so you won't receive a physical ticket.

Pay machines are located on each floor by the lift and you can pay using card, Glide app or mobile payment.

Car park postcode is PL1 1EA - entrance off Charles Street.

The Barcode

There are more than 400 car park spaces and six electric car charging points located within The Barcode car park.

Our electric car charging points are located on the Upper (Yellow) level of the car park.

Carpark Opening Times:

Sunday - Thursday 07:30 - 01:15
Friday - Saturday 07:30 - 03:00

Car Park Tariffs:

  • Up to 2 hours: £2.80
  • 2-3 hours: £4.00
  • 3-4 hours: £5.00
  • 4-5 hours: £6.00
  • 5-6 hours: £7.00
  • 6-24 hours: £12.00

Customers can park for £2 if arriving after 5pm and leaving before the car park closes.

Car park postcode is PL4 0BY - entrance off Bretonside.