Renfrewshire Council

Car parks, parking spaces and parking tariffs in Paisley

Where you get three free hours parking in Paisley, if you're parking for more than three hours, parking at weekends, locations, times and costs for car parks, off-street parking and on-street parking for zones 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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Where you can get free parking

Charges apply Monday to Saturday.

You can get up to three hours free parking after 10am at these car parks:

  • Orchard Street
  • Weighhouse Close
  • Hunter Street upper
  • Hunter Street lower
  • Oakshaw
  • School Wynd

You can also get up to three hours free parking at the Lagoon (short stay) and Lagoon (long stay) car parks between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.


Get a ticket for parking (both free and paid)

You still need to collect a ticket from the parking machine regardless of how long you are going to park there. Otherwise, you may be liable for a parking fine.

When you have parked:

  • go to the ticket machine
  • enter your registration
  • press the button for a ticket 
  • pay for the length of time you will be parked there (if it's more than three hours)
  • display your parking ticket visibly inside your car so the parking wardens can see it.

If you're parking for more than three hours

You should pay when you first park. The machine will guide you through the process but if you are staying for more than three hours, you'll need to pay for the additional time before you leave the car park. 

Changing to another car park after three hours is not allowed.

You can only receive three hours free parking at one car park per day so you will have to pay the additional charges for parking for longer than three hours. You are liable to receive a parking fine if you do not pay for the additional time.

See the list of parking charges below for these car parks


Parking at weekends

Parking on a Saturday is the same as Monday to Friday. You can get free parking for three hours in the six main car parks after 10am. Parking charges now apply at all other council-owned car parks. At the Lagoon car parks, the free parking offer is from 6am to 6pm.

On-street parking spaces are free on Saturdays. Only the off-street car parks have parking charges.

Parking is free on a Sunday in all council-owned parking spaces, unless there are restrictions clearly marked. 

The car park at Renfrewshire House is free at evenings and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.


Car park locations, times, and costs

Car parks and charges
LocationLong or short stayPrice
Bridge StreetLong StayFree parking until 5 July 2022 when parking meters will be operating
Cross Street: NWLong Stay0.60p 2 hrs, £1.20 4 hrs, all day £2.40
Cross Street: SWLong Stay0.60p 2 hrs, £1.20 4 hrs, all day £2.40
Glen LaneLong Stay0.60p 2 hrs, £1.20 4 hrs, all day £2.40
Hunter StreetShort StayBefore 10am, 90p 1hr, £1.80 2hrs, £2.30 3hrs, £4 5hrs, all day £5.50.
After 10am, free for 3 hrs, 90p 4hrs, £1.80 5hrs and all day £2.30.
Hunter Street: UpperLong stay

Before 10am, 90p 1hr, £1.80 2 hrs, £2.30 3 hrs, all day £3.50.

After 10am, free for 3 hrs, 90p 4 hrs, £1.80 5 hrs, £2.30 all day

Free on Sundays

LagoonShort StayFree for 3 hrs (Mon-Sat, 6am to 6pm), 90p 4 hrs, £1.80 5 hrs, £2.30 6+ hrs 
LagoonLong StayFree for 3 hrs (Mon-Sat, 6am to 6pm), 90p 4 hrs, £1.80 5 hrs, £2.30 6+ hrs
Lonend: WestShort Stay90p 1 hr, £1.80 2 hrs, £2.30 3 hours, 5 hrs, £4.00, all day £5.50
Maxwell StreetLong Stay 0.60p 2 hrs, £1.20 4 hrs, all day £2.40
Moncrieff StreetLong Stay0.60p 2 hrs, £1.20 4 hrs, all day £2.40
New Sneddon StreetShort Stay90p 1 hr, £1.80 2 hrs, £2.30 3 hours, 5 hrs, £4.00, all day £5.50
Oakshaw StreetShort Stay

Before 10am, 90p 1hr, £1.80 2hrs, £2.30 3hrs, £4 5hrs, all day £5.50.

After 10am, free for 3 hrs, 90p 4hrs, £1.80 5hrs and all day £2.30.

Orchard StreetShort Stay

Before 10am, 90p 1hr, £1.80 2hrs, £2.30 3hrs, £4 5hrs, all day £5.50.

After 10am, free for 3 hrs, 90p 4hrs, £1.80 5hrs and all day £2.30.

Free on Sundays

Saucel Street: WestLong Stay0.60p 2 hrs, £1.20 4 hrs, all day £2.40
School WyndShort Stay

Before 10am, 90p 1hr, £1.80 2hrs, £2.30 3hrs, £4 5hrs, all day £5.50.

After 10am, free for 3 hrs, 90p 4hrs, £1.80 5hrs and all day £2.30.

St James StreetShort Stay90p 1 hr, £1.80 2 hrs, £2.30 3 hours, 5 hrs, £4.00, all day £5.50
Stow StreetLong Stay90p 1 hr, 2 hrs £1.80 3 hr £2.30, all day £3.50
Weighhouse CloseShort Stay

Before 10am, 90p 1hr, £1.80 2hrs, £2.30 3hrs, £4 5hrs, all day £5.50.

After 10am, free for 3 hrs, 90p 4hrs, £1.80 5hrs and all day £2.30.


On-street parking 

Charges apply Monday to Friday.

Free parking on Saturdays and Sundays in metered bays only. This does not apply to yellow line restrictions.


Zone 1 locations, times, and costs

Zone 1 areas include:

  • Back Sneddon Street
  • Brick Lane
  • Bridge Street
  • Causeyside Street 
  • Cotton Street
  • Forbes Place
  • Gauze Street
  • High Street West
  • Hunter Street
  • Incle Street
  • Johnston Street
  • Marshall's Lane
  • Maxwell Street
  • Moss Street
  • Northcroft Street
  • Oakshaw Street
  • Orchard Street
  • Orr Square
  • School Wynd
  • Silk Street
  • Weighhouse Close.
Zone 1 parking
TimePrice
30 mins£0.50
1 hour£1.00
1.5 hours£1.50
2 hours£2.00

Zone 2 and 3 locations, times, and costs

Zone 2 areas include:

  • Argyle Street
  • Barr Place
  • Canal Terrace
  • Castle Street
  • Cross Street
  • East Buchanan Street
  • George Place
  • George Street
  • Glen Street
  • High Street (Old Cinema)
  • High Street (TAVR)
  • High Street (University)
  • Lady Lane
  • Millar Street
  • Oakshaw Street
  • East Queen Street
  • Storie Street
  • Stow Brae
  • Stow Street
  • Townhead Terrace 
  • Walker Street
  • Wardrop Street.

Zone 3 areas include:

  • Bank Street
  • Clarence Street
  • Cochran Street
  • Crossflat Crescent
  • Dixon Street
  • Dunn Street
  • Howard Street
  • Kilnside Lane
  • Kilnside Road
  • Ladyburn Street
  • Ladyburn Street
  • Lang Street
  • McKerrell Street
  • Seedhill Road
  • Unstead Place.
Zones 2 and 3 parking
TimePrice
30 mins£0.40
1 hour£0.70
1.5 hours£1.00
2 hours£1.30
2.5 hours£1.70
3 hours£2.00
3.5 hours£2.30
4 hours£2.60

Zone 4 locations, times, and costs

Zone 4 areas include Corsebar Road.

Zone 4 parking
TimeShort or long stayPrice
1 hourShort stay£0.90
2 hoursShort stay£1.80
3 hoursShort stay£2.30
5 hoursShort stay£4.00
All day Short stay£5.50
2 hoursLong stay£0.60
4 hoursLong stay£1.20
All dayLong stay£2.40