How PayByPhone works

PayByPhone is a convenient way to pay for parking by credit or debit card.

You can pay:

  • by app
  • online
  • by phone 

You can use PayByPhone wherever you see the signs in the borough and all over the UK.


Parking Tariffs

Tariff zone areas Fully Electric vehicle or zero emissions vehicle (including fully fuel cell (hydrogen)) Petrol /Hybrid-Petrol /Electric-Petrol /Hybrid-Electric /Gas / Gas-Petrol /Other /Emissions unknown Diesel/ Hybrid-Diesel/
Basic £1.50 £2 £2.30
Low £2.50 £3.30 £3.80
Medium £3.50 £4.70 £5.30
High £4.50 £6 £6.80

*the diesel tariff applies in the event of a pay-and-display machine reinstatement.

Alternatively, view the Parking tariff zones outlined in our map:


Transaction costs per session

The Paybyphone system costs three pence per session to use on top of the parking tariff, and also to extend it.

Optional text messages are available at an additional cost:

  • ten pence for a booking confirmation
  • four pence for a reminder that the session is about to finish

How to register

It's quick and easy to register online. You will need your:

  • vehicle details
  • credit or debit card details (we do not accept American Express of Diners cards)

Register for PayByPhone.

Paying to park

The easiest way to pay is via the PayByPhone app

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can also by pay by:

If you don't have a phone, you can pay at a local Paypoint store. We do not accept American Express or Diner cards. 

Find out more


Last updated: 31 March 2023