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Car parking

Find out about parking at Thameslink stations including prices and how to book and pay for a parking space.

Car parks at Thameslink stations

Car parks at our stations are operated by SABA (UK). The Thameslink and Great Northern parking website has information on individual car parks.

You can use the site to buy parking permits for any station car park on our network. You can also register for cashless payment by mobile, meaning you can pay by text message and receive VAT receipts by email.

Call the parking helpline on 0330 123 5247 if you have any problems.

Find out more about all our car parks and booking a parking space.


Parking is usually cheaper at weekends, bank holidays and outside the rush hour during the week.

If you regularly commute from the same station you can save money by booking your parking in advance.

Blue Badge holders can park for free in any of our car parks, and can use any bay except for 20-minute drop-off bays, loading bays, staff bays, and premier bays.

See tariffs at all our car parks and how to book a parking space.

Car parking: pay on the day

How to pay for parking at a Thameslink station car park

You don’t have to buy a ticket beforehand to park at the station.

Most of the time you can simply turn up and pay on the day, using cash in a pay and display machine or a payment card.

Connect Cashless Parking

You can also pay with a debit or credit card by calling 0345 434 8008 within 30 minutes of parking. You’ll need:

  • the car park’s 4-digit location code (found on signs in the car park)
  • your payment card details
  • how long you’re staying

Reply to our text with your car’s registration number and your parking is paid.

You can pay for up to 31 days parking.

Find out more about paying by card.

Car park season tickets

If you often park at the same station, you could save money by buying a car park season ticket.

If you pay in advance for your parking space at a Thameslink station you can buy a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual season ticket online.

A season ticket doesn’t guarantee you a parking space, but you can also reserve a premier parking bay to guarantee a parking space.

Buy your parking season ticket

Park and Go

At Bedford station you can park, board the train and pay later with Park and Go using the kiosk at the station or your mobile phone.

Pay using the station kiosk

Enter your details into the Pay and Go kiosk when you arrive and pay with a card or cash before you leave again.

Pay online

Register for an online account and you can pay for parking with your mobile phone. Your details will be stored for next time so it’s even quicker to pay.

Find out more and register online.

Electric Car Charging at train stations

Where to find Charge and Go points at Thameslink stations

Charge and Go points for electric cars are available at Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and St Albans stations. You can find them at:

  • Luton - first floor of the multi-storey car park
  • Luton Airport Parkway - ground floor of the multi-storey car park
  • St Albans - Ridgmont Road car park

The Charge and Go service is free, so just plug in your vehicle in at one of the bays to charge while you’re parked.

Charge and Go points are managed by POD Point.