Bolton view

Find and book
parking in Bolton

Bolton is a town with a proud industrial heritage that has become a fantastic destination just outside Manchester, making it a perfect commuter hub as well as a great place to visit to shop and work.

Whenever you visit Bolton, whether that’s to commute, explore or for work, we wanted to make sure that whether you’re looking to pre-book or simply searching for reliable pay and display space we could help.

Alongside thousands of car parking spaces, we are also building a reliable EV network, so it’s never been simpler to find somewhere to top up your battery.

Hello Bolton

From famous comedians and steeplejacks to popular filming locations for some of the UK’s favourite TV shows, Bolton has influenced the UK at various points throughout its history, whether that’s through industry or culture.

Bolton is also on the doorstep of Manchester, with Liverpool and Preston also being nearby. This makes it an ideal place to explore the rest of the Northwest.








Parking in Bolton

Top 4 things to do in Bolton

1. Bolton Market – With 300 stalls including everything from food to crafts Bolton Market is brimming with hidden gems. This is a fantastic way to spend part of your day, looking for incredible ingredients before cooking yourself something incredible.

2. Theatres – A great place to watch a show Bolton is home to theatres including the Octagon and the Albert Halls. These are fantastic places for a night out and with Bolton producing some of the UK’s most loved comedians and performers there’s a chance you’ll see someone on the verge of their big break.

3. Rivington Pike – On the outskirts of Bolton is Rivington Pike, a stunning hike and place to get some fresh air and exercise. There are several routes up to the top of the pike, and with other activities surrounding it, it’s a perfect place to take the family for the morning with an incredible view from the top.

4. Middlebrook – Just outside Bolton is the Middlebrook Retail Park, there’s loads of shops, a cinema, and places to eat perfect for if you want to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. This is also where Bolton Wanderers play football, it can get busy on match days so be sure to plan your trip in advance.


Parking in Bolton

Like a lot of busy town centres, there’s little to no on-street parking, with car parking spaces being in high demand. There are still plenty of places to park, but spaces fill up quickly in such a busy city.

Finding somewhere to park, and somewhere affordable are very different things, with parking in Bolton being notoriously expensive. Luckily, we can help.

Using our Evology Parking app we can help you easily find secure, affordable parking across Bolton.




Bolton, Town Hall

Electric vehicle charging points in Bolton

Bolton is embracing the next generation of travel, and that includes EVs.

We’re bringing the future of EV charging to Bolton – we make it easy for you to find our chargers, plug-in and pay. Our Evology charging network consists of a range of destination chargers meaning you can enjoy your visit to the city whilst easily charging your car.

  • Locate EV chargers across Bolton
  • Check the cost of charging in advance
  • Easily pay for your charge session
  • View charging progress whilst on the move
Bolton Wanderers EV charging bays

Disabled parking in Bolton

Bolton offers several disabled parking options, with Blue Badge holders permitted to park for free in council-managed car parks and on-street pay-and-display spots. By downloading the Evology parking app you can find out all the details for our car parks and check not only for accessible parking, but also which sites have accessible facilities on site or nearby.

Pre-booking your space in advance makes your journey smoother and makes sure you aren’t worrying about where to park.




Public transport in Bolton

Bolton is also home to some fabulous public transport links. Trains run all day, making commuting a doddle. But, if you want to drive in, one trick to beat the busy parking is to park further out and hop on a bus.








fast train

Download our Evology Parking App today!

✓ Pay for parking in a way that suits you
✓ Pre-book your parking space in advance
✓ Plan your trips to cut down on stress
✓ Power over parking in the palm of your hand


Book your space

Easily book your parking space in advance

Park up & pay

Park up and pay across thousands of spaces

Easily find chargers

Find easy-to-use EV chargers across the city