Coach Parking

Kent has a wide variety of coach parking facilities for vehicles of all shapes and sizes. This information is regulalry updated however we recommend that you check the relevant websites before you travel for further information. 

Ashford

Tel: 01233 331111
Web:  www.ashford.gov.uk
Location: Coach parking at Civic Centre/Stour Centre Car Park (2 spaces plus free 15-minute drop off and pick up bays) 
Rates: £1.70 per hr. Then 5p increments up to 4 hrs. £11.00 for over 4 hrs (charges only apply 7am-6pm) 
Open: Car park closes at 9pm on Ashford Rail Station side and 11.15pm at Tannery Lane entrance

Broadstairs

Tel: 01843 577470  
Web: www.thanet.gov.uk
Location: Coach parking in Vere Road (11 spaces) and Joss Bay.
Rates: Vere Road: all year 30 minutes drop off £1, Apr-Oct £10 for up to 4 hrs, £20 for up to 24 hrs and Nov-Mar £10 for up to 24 hrs.  Joss Bay: Apr-Oct £10 for up to 4 hrs and £20 for up to 24 hrs
Open: 24 hrs 
Note: There is no coach parking or drop off at Botany Bay, Broadstairs 

Canterbury

Tel: 01227 862162 
Web: www.canterburygroups.co.uk
Locations: 
Coach parking at Canterbury Coach Park, Kingsmead Road (48 spaces). Welcome Centre with information, refreshments, toilets and water point 
Two bay drop-off/pick-up points also available in St George’s Lane
Rates: £15.00 per coach per 12 hrs  
Open: 7am-7pm

Dover

Tel: 01304 872459
Web: www.dover.gov.uk
Locations: Coach parking at Castle Hill Coach Park (7 spaces), Maison Dieu (3 spaces), Seafront (2-3 spaces)
Rates: £1.80 per hr - max 8 hours £14.40 (9am-6pm) 
Open: 24 hrs 
Note: Castle Hill coach park is often full early in the day so we recommend Maison Dieu road for coach parties visiting the town

Dymchurch

Tel: 01303 853000 
Web: www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
Location: Coach parking in Dymchurch Central Car Park in Orgarswick Avenue (10 spaces)
Rates: Free 
Open: 24 hrs

Faversham

Tel: 01795 534542
Web: www.visitfaversham.org
Locations: 
Drop off/pick up point is in Leslie Smith Drive, ME13 8PW, adjacent to Central Car Park (limited to 15 minute waiting). Coach parking in Front Brents Car Park and Macknade Fine Foods, Selling Road, ME13 8XF (2 spaces)
Rates: Free 
Open: 24 hrs

Folkestone

Tel: 
01303 853000 
01303 254957 to book for Folkestone Port spaces
Web: www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
Locations: 
Free coach parking in Sandgate Road (3 spaces) and The Leas (4 spaces) 
Paid coach parking in Folkestone Port (12 spaces)
Rates:
Sandgate Road and The Leas free
Folkestone Port £15 for up to 24 hrs   
Open: 24 hrs

Hythe

Tel: 01303 853000 
Web: www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
Location: On-street coach parking in Military Road (4 spaces) 
Rates: Free 
Open: 24 hrs
Note: Spaces are not guaranteed to be available

Littlestone 

Tel: 01303 853000 
Web: www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
Location: On-street coach parking in Coast Drive car park (100 spaces, rough ground) 
Rates: Up to five hours: £7.60; Up to 10 hours: £14 
Open: 24 hrs
Note: Spaces are not guaranteed to be available 

Maidstone

Tel: 01622 602169 
Web: www.visitmaidstone.com
Locations: 
Coach parking in Sittingbourne Road Car Park (4 spaces) 
Drop-off points outside Archbishops’ Palace and in St Faith’s Street just outside Maidstone Museum 
Bus Station at The Mall, Chequers shopping centre (by prior arrangement on 01622 691130) can take coaches
Rates:
Free (Sittingbourne Road Car Park)
Fremlin Walk Shopping Complex opposite the museum in St. Faith's Street are pleased to offer free parking in their loading bay if group visits are booked in advance (subject to availability). Contact House of Fraser Group Visits (01622 697700 or jayjones@hof.co.uk)
Open: 24 hrs

Margate

Tel: 01843 577470
Web: www.thanet.gov.uk
Coach parking at Dreamland (19 spaces)
Rates: All year up to 4 hours £10 and up to 24 hours £20
Open: 24hrs

New Romney

Tel: 01303 258594
Web: www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
Location: Coach parking in High Street (2 spaces) 
Rates: Free 
Open: 24 hrs
Note: Spaces are not guaranteed to be available

Rochester

Tel: 01634 338118
Web: www.medway.gov.uk
Location: Coach parking at Acorn Wharf (32 spaces)
Facilities: CCTV, toilet disposal point, coach washing facility and refuse point. Onsite drivers’ rest room* with TV, microwave, free refreshments, toilets and free internet
Rates: Free 
Open: 24 hr access (*open when attendant is on duty)
Note: The coach park is due to be removed from service on the 1st of November. Information on the new location is yet to be confirmed

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01892 515675
Web: www.visittunbridgewells.com
Locations: 
Coach parking in Linden Park Road Coach Park (8 spaces). Coach drop-off point in Linden Park Road adjacent to Pantiles, a few hundred yards from the coach park.
Coach standing also available in London Road. (not suitable to drop off, main A26 without pavement, 3 spaces)
Rates: Free 
Open: 9am-6pm (coach park), 24 hrs (coach standing)

Sevenoaks 

Tel: 01732  227000
Web: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk
Location: 2 designated parking spaces for coaches at our Darent car park at Westerham (located just off the A25 to the east of Quebec Square - nearest postcode TN16 1TD)
Rates: Free. The car park is pay and display but coaches can park free-of-charge  
Open: 24 hrs

Sittingbourne

Tel: 01795 417399
Web: www.visit-swale.co.uk
Location: Coach parking in St Michaels Road (2 spaces)
Rates: Free 
Open: 24 hrs
Note: Coach parking in Sittingbourne has been suspended during the Town Centre regeneration works and is currently only used as a bus stop/drop off point for coaches. It is planned that the bays will be reinstated in January 2019

Tenterden

Tel: 01233 330345
Web: www.ashford.gov.uk
Location: Free parking for coaches (2 spaces) in the Station Road (East ) car park in Tenterden for up to three hours and coach companies should call the number above for more details
Rates: Free for up to 3 hours, up to 4 hours £6.80, over 4 hours £11. Charging period 7am-6pm. Drivers need to obtain a ticket from the machine covering the entire length of stay
Open: 24 hrs. April-October
Facilities: Toilet facilities in the car park which is opposite the Tenterden & District Museum, moments from the bustling High Street with its independent shops, restaurants and tea rooms and a short walk from the Kent & East Sussex Railway