Drop off, and hop on.

If you're travelling from one of  Peterborough, Grantham, Newark North Gate, Retford, Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle and Dunbar, then even the car park has that extra bit of Virgin about it (those are the ones we own, other stations have car parks, but not ones we can offer you savings in. Take a quick look at National Rail’s station destinations to find out.) All our car parks are nice and secure with CCTV, and make it easy for you to access our stations and services.

You can see a full price list for all our station car parks here, but below you'll find a few ways to save.

How to save

Car Park Season Tickets:

You can buy season tickets for our car parks for seven days, one month, three months and 12 months. If you already have a rail season ticket, you can buy yours at the Travel Centre inside the station, though the duration will depend on the kind of season ticket you have. 

  • If you have an annual travel ticket, you can buy any duration of car park ticket you want.
  • If you have a monthly travel ticket you can buy a car parking ticket for one month or seven days.

Want to know more? Just speak to a member of the Virgin Trains East Coast staff at one of our Travel Centres.

Weekly parking tickets:

If you’re away for a week, you can buy a one off weekly car parking ticket at the car park machine without needing to have a season ticket. This will give you one entry and one exit only.

Special parking prices just for weekends:

It’s one of life’s little luxuries, but it isn’t luxuriously priced – you can park at our stations from just £5.00 on the weekend – yep, £5.00 – ensuring your car is ready and waiting the moment you step off with tired legs and lots of bags.

To get our special weekend prices, you need to validate and pay for your ticket as soon as you park up. If you wait until you leave the car park, you’ll be charged the standard parking price

Station Weekend day parking rate Number of places available
Grantham £7 796
Retford £5 101
Wakefield Westgate £5 900
York £7 672
Darlington £7 405
Durham £7 358
Newcastle £8 454
Peterborough £6 1200

Premier parking bays:

If you want to minimise your walking for the year ahead, you can book one of our premier parking bays at Peterborough, Grantham or York stations. You’ll be allocated a bay in a prime location for 12 months. Just visit one of the Travel Centres inside our stations to reserve yours. Here are our current prices for Premium bays:

Peterborough: £1,681
Grantham: £1,777
York: £2,125

Car parking prices

If you would like to view our full price list for all our station car parks, please click here. All Virgin Trains East Coast car parks have CCTV coverage and provide convenient and secure access to our services - Ideal if you are planning a trip to London for shopping or sightseeing.  

Please note – To ensure you benefit from our special weekend prices, customers must validate and pay for the parking ticket after parking in the car park – customers who pay for parking when departing the car park will be charged the standard parking price.

We operate car parks at 11 of our stations, which include - Peterborough, Grantham, Newark North Gate, Retford, Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle and Dunbar. Other National Rail stations may also have car parking facilities where car park season tickets may be available. Please see for further details and enter the relevant information into the station facilities search box.

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  • Parking is limited to the number of places available. There's no such thing as the parking fairy.
  • Virgin Trains East Coast reserves the right to change its car parking prices at any time. Our park, our rules.