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As in most large towns, finding somewhere to park can be difficult. This is especially the case for daytime events (matinees, conferences, etc.) during the Summer Season and Christmas time when the car parks are at their busiest.

The car park at the BIC (650 spaces) is Pay and Display and is open to our customers and the general public. There are also many other car parks within walking distance including the Bournemouth Pavilion car park (185 spaces). Visit the Bournemouth Pavilion Parking page for more information.

BIC Car Park

  • The BIC car park has achieved the "Park Mark" Safer Parking Award.
  • The height restriction of the BIC car park is 6' 6" or 2 metres. This is indicated on a suspended height barrier at the entrance to the car park.
  • Arriving late for an event can result in having to wait until the interval before being admitted. We strongly recommend that you allow up to an hour before the event commencement time to find a parking space to avoid congestion.
  • For details of Blue Badge bays in Bournemouth please visit the Directgov website.

Parking Charges (apply at all times):


Up to 1 Hour


Up to 2 Hours


Up to 3 Hours


Up to 4 Hours


Up to 5 Hours


24 Hours


10pm - 8am


*There is no overnight rate at the BIC Car Park, standard charges apply 24 hours a day.

  • Payment can now be made from your mobile phone via (please see the machines in the car park for full details).  
  • Alternatively, payment via Credit/Debit card can be made using the machines located on levels 3 and 5 of the BIC car park.


Pre Paid and Reserved Car Parking

On selected event nights at the BIC it is possible to reserve a parking space in the BIC multi-storey car park by pre-paying in advance.

You can purchase a parking ticket at a cost of £10.50, guaranteeing a parking space at the BIC when arriving between 5pm and 9pm.

Please note this service is available for selected show nights at the BIC only and is subject to availability. Spaces must be booked more than 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the show. For a list of dates where pre-paid parking is available, visit

For further information please ask when purchasing your tickets or contact the Ticket Office on:

0844 576 3000

Parking Permits

Parking permits for the BIC car park are available on a quarterly, half-yearly and yearly basis as detailed below:





6 Monthly




3 Monthly




These permits offer excellent value for money for those who work in central Bournemouth or need to park frequently close to the Town Centre.

All parking permits are valid 24 hour a day at the BIC's multi storey car park so coming back into town to see a show or have a meal means no additional costs once you have purchased a permit.

For further information please visit the Bournemouth Borough Council Parking Permit website or contact Parking Services on:

01202 451365