Driving to Ipswich

The main routes into Ipswich are the A12 from Essex and London, the A14 from Cambridge and the A120 from Norwich.

Ipswich is a historic town with vibrant bustling town centre, so you may wish to use the excellent Park & Ride service to take you from the outskirts directly into the heart of the town. Park your car from FREE and catch Park & Ride bus into the town centre:

Parking in Ipswich

There are plenty of car parks in Ipswich to choose from, whether you want to park in the town centre or near the waterfront. Below is a list of car parks in Ipswich, always check the latest opening hours and prices before you visit.


Ipswich Blackfriars — 513 spaces
Foundation Street IP4 1BN (NCP)

Buttermarket Centre 370 spaces
Falcon Street IP1 1SL (Cushman & Wakefield)

Cardinal Park 600 spaces
Grafton Way, IP1 1AX (Curson Sowerby Partners)

Ipswich Cox Lane 182 spaces
Cox Lane, IP4 1HT (NCP)

Cromwell Square Car Park  64 spaces
St Nicholas Street, IP1 1UP (Ipswich Borough Council)

Ipswich Portman Road — 65 spaces
Portman Road, IP1 2BP (NCP)

Portman Road C Car Park — 562 spaces
Portman Road, IP1 2BP (Ipswich Borough Council)

Ipswich Tacket Street — 246 spaces
Tacket Street, IP4 1AU (NCP)

Ipswich Tower Ramparts 103 spaces
Crown Street, IP1 3DH (NCP)


Duke Street Car Park — 248 spaces
Duke Street, IP3 0AQ (Ipserv)

Fore Street Car Park — 30 spaces
Fore Street, IP4 1JZ (Ipswich Borough Council)

Slade Street Car Park — 140 spaces
Star Lane, IP4 1JY (Total Car Parks)

St Peter's Dock Car Park — 100 spaces
St Peter's Dock, IP1 1XH (Ipswich Borough Council)


The Hold Car Park — 14 spaces
Long Street, IP4 1LR (Ipserv)

Regent Theatre Car Park — 73 spaces
Cobden Place, IP4 2EA (Ipswich Borough Council)

The Wolsey Car Park — 160 spaces
Civic Drive, IP1 2DX (Napier Parking)