Car Parking


Parking at the Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel offers complimentary car parking on a first come, first served basis, available to those guest who book direct with us. Owing to our town centre location, our car park can become full at peak times - see Alternative Parking.

Our car park is accessible via The Embankment, just passed the river side of the hotel.

Our car park is managed by Parking Eye. All hotel overnight guests, spa, restaurant, wedding and event guests are required to enter their registration number into a tablet at reception upon arrival for the duration of their stay.

The grass area adjacent to our car park is owned by Bedford Borough Council. No parking is permitted on this area (including just wheels) and any cars found to be parked that way are subject to a Parking Charge issued by Bedford Borough Council. In the event of any Parking Charge received by Bedford Borough Council, we are unable to get these cancelled.

The Bedford Swan Hotel accepts no liability for any loss or damage to cars parked in our car park.


Electric Car Charging

Our Electric Charging point is located at the front of the car park and is part of the BP Pulse electric vehicle chargers. There are 5 sockets available, with the following spec:

  • DC Combo Type 2 - 50 kW
  • CHAdeMO - 50 kW
  • Type 2 Socket - 43 kW
  • Type 2 Socket - 7.2 kW
  • Type 2 Socket - 7.2 kW

The charging points are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are run by an external company. You will need to download the BP Pulse app to use these charging points.

Alternative Parking

If our car park is full, parking can be found at various areas around Bedford Town Centre, which includes street parking and secure car parking managed by the local council.

Bedford Borough Council Car Park Locations

Late Night Parking
Allhallows, Lurke Street and River Street multi-storey car parks are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Lurke Street and Allhallows car parks offer free parking from 6pm to 6am.

All charges, including overnight car parks are set by Bedford Borough Council and are subject to change anytime. For up-to-date charges and further information regarding council car parks, please visit: