Commuters have to pay up to £35-a-day to park their car at a train station


Most expensive rail station car parks in Britain revealed: Commuters have to pay up to £35 a day to leave their cars when they go by train new survey reveals

  • London commuters face charges of £35-a-day to leave their car at a rail station
  • London Bridge, Kings Cross and St Pancreas International are in the top three
  • In comparison motorists in Temple Meads in Bristol can park a car for £7-a-day
  • Outside London, motorists in Glasgow are charged £29.95 a day to park a car 

Commuters face having to pay up to £35-a-day to park their car at one of Britain’s busiest train stations. 

As well has having to pay record-breaking costs for fuel, motorists are also being stung by high parking charges when using the rail network. 

The most expensive parking at £35-a-day is found at London Bridge Station, followed by King’s Cross at £29.95. Across the road in St Pancreas International, the fee drops to £27.70. 

One day's parking at a London train station costs as much as a week in Bristol, Oxford or Chelmsford, new research has discovered

One day’s parking at a London train station costs as much as a week in Bristol, Oxford or Chelmsford, new research has discovered

The most expensive rail parking in Britain is found at London Bridge station according to a new survey conducted by Confused.com

The most expensive rail parking in Britain is found at London Bridge station according to a new survey conducted by Confused.com

Outside London, the most expensive parking is found at Glasgow Central, costing £25.95 per day

Outside London, the most expensive parking is found at Glasgow Central, costing £25.95 per day

Though motorists in Bristol Temple Meads, Chelmsford and Oxford all charge £7-a-day

Though motorists in Bristol Temple Meads, Chelmsford and Oxford all charge £7-a-day

Much of the top ten features London based stations with Victoria, Paddington and Waterloo all costing £26. 

The most expensive station parking outside London is found in Glasgow at £29.95. Reading and Gatwick both charge £25, while Moorfields in Liverpool costs £23.95. 

Again, outside of London, Edinburgh Waverly charges £22, with £21 for a day’s parking in Manchester Piccadilly. 

In Yorkshire, Leeds and Sheffield stations both charge commuters £20 to leave their car for a day. 

Liverpool’s Lime Street costs £18.70 while those parking in York are charged £17.  

However, commuters in Bristol Temple Meads, Chelmsford and Oxford all pay just £7 a day to leave their car. 

The survey was conducted by car insurance company Confused.com who advise motorists to shop around before parking their car. Expert Alex Kindred said some off-site parking may be cheaper, although motorists should check the security arrangements and CCTV

The survey was conducted by car insurance company Confused.com who advise motorists to shop around before parking their car. Expert Alex Kindred said some off-site parking may be cheaper, although motorists should check the security arrangements and CCTV

Kent residents can avail of a £7.30 day rate at Dartford Train station, though Essex residents parking at Grays will have to pay £8.40. 

The survey has been conducted by Confused.com who compared the cost of parking at train stations across the country. 

The compared the cost of either the flat day rate or the charge between 8am and 8pm and chose the cheapest option. 

Also, the survey only included stations with their own car parks and if there are multiple car parks, the researchers chose the cheapest option. 

Although, if British motorists feel they are being exploited, drivers leaving their car at Amsterdam Centraal have to pay £45.53. 

Alex Kindred, car insurance expert at Confused.com, said: ‘Whether you are commuting to work, or setting off on an adventure, train stations often offer a range of short and long-term parking facilities. 

‘However, the cost to park can vary significantly between different train stations. Daily prices start from as little as £7.00 in Oxford, reaching up to £34.95 at London Bridge for just a 7-hour stay. That’s before you’ve even factored in high rail fare costs!

‘To guarantee you get the most affordable deal, make sure you shop around for the best place to park. If you choose to park your car off-site, ensure to check the site’s safety and security regulations, such as CCTV offerings. 

‘This increases your car’s safety, helping prevent claims for damage which could impact your car insurance quote in future.’

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