Cornwall’s only city is small and picturesque, with a very impressive cathedral.
Truro has lots of parking, with twelve car parks and two park and ride schemes, but driving around the city is not much fun. Opt for alternatives such as the Park and Ride scheme, which we can personally recommend.
These are based at Langarth (western side, approach from A390) and Tregurra (eastern side, near the junction of the A39 and A390). Tregurra has a large Waitrose, too, so you can perhaps collect some shopping while there.
Open Monday to Saturday, parking is free. A day ticket for the bus costs £2 and a family day ticket only £4 (half price on Saturdays). You can buy a 5-day ticket for £9.
As Cornwall Council strategy is to reduce numbers of people driving into Truro, this is a really good, cost-efficient option.
However, if you desperately want to drive into the centre, this link is really useful to compare prices and locations of Truro car parks.
Cobbled streets leave little scope for on-street parking in Truro but the NCP has a privately owned car park with reasonable pricing at Highcross, handy for Truro Cathedral, Victoria Gardens and the High Street.
The multi-storey at Lemon Quay has 395 spaces but be aware that £1.40 for an hour swiftly rises to £10.50 for 6 hours.
You can also download the Just Parking app and use it to pre-book a space at a number of car parks.