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South Ayrshire Parking Scheme (2 hours free)

Two hours free on-street parking has been introduced in Ayr Town Centre. The changes mean that anyone can enjoy one free stay of up to two hours each day and pay absolutely nothing.

The free parking applies to the following streets, but does not include car parks:

Alloway Street,

Barns Street,

Boswell Park,

Burns Statue Square,

Cathcart Street,

Charlotte Street,

Citadel Place,

Dalblair Road,

Douglas Street,

Fort Street,

Fullarton Street,

George Street,

Kyle Street,

Mill Street,

Mill Wynd,

New Bridge Street,

Parkhouse Street,

River Terrace,


Smith Street,

South Harbour Street,

Wellington Square.



How do i claim my 2 free hours? 

When you arrive at the on-street Pay & Display Bay, you can use the bay for free for up to two hours. When you return, remove your vehicle, and do not return to that location within one hour, this ensures there is a good turnover of spaces. 

In the future new ticketless machines will be installed known as Pay by Plate parking machines, once these manchines have been installed you will have to register your vehicle details to take advantage of the two hours free parking.


When should i purchase a ticket?

Once you have parked for free, you can return to your vehicle and move to another Pay & Display location and also park there for free, as long as you are still within your two hours.

If you do move your vehicle to a different Pay & Display Street on the same day, after your two hours has expired, you will need to purchase a ticket at the machine.




Contact information 

Phone: 01563 503 160

E-mail: enquiries@ayrshireroadsalliance.org

Address:  Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD