Where to park

Parking charges apply from 7am to 6pm every day, except for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Parking Guide

Central Milton Keynes has over 20,000 parking spaces.  The different types are colour coded to help you find a space. You can download a map for CMK parking areas here.

  • standard tariff (purple bays) 50 pence per hour
  • premium tariff (red bays)  £2 per hour
  • long stay tariff (blue bays) £10 all day
  • commuter parking in long stay car parks is £10 per day

Read how we spend revenue from parking charges  


RingGo cashless parking 

RingGo lets you pay for your parking without coins, you just need a payment card and a phone or pc.

You can register for RingGo on the sign-up page or when you want to park.  The details to make payment can be found on the pay and display machines.

For enquiries go to their help page.


Motorcyclists can park for free in all dedicated motorcycle bays and pay and display parking bays, although they are still expected to abide by all other restrictions, like only parking within marked bays. We also ask motorcyclists to please leave room for more than one motorbike in a single bay.  Motorcycles are not allowed to park on yellow lines or in resident or disabled bays.

Motorhome parking

Motorhomes are allowed to park across several parking spaces as long as payment has been made for all spaces taken (separate parking tickets should be purchased for each space used). The vehicle should be parked within the outer bay markings and not overhang into the roadway. 

Privately operated car parks

There are several privately owned and operated car parks in Milton Keynes. MK City Council has no control of these car parks. However, we do try to work with the owners to ensure a common approach to security, pricing and enforcement. There should be signs in the parking area giving details of the owner or manager.  

Parking services contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ