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The University is host to many thousands of visitors each year: attending events, conferences and meetings, experiencing our fantastic cultural and sporting facilities and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of our campus.

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of those travelling to and from campus by car. Before you travel, please consider alternative methods of transport such as public transport, or sharing your journey.

Visitor Parking Charges

Charges are collected by pay-on-foot machines in the Main Car Park (P1 on the campus map) and by Pay & Display on the rest of the campus. Please be aware of the need to have change available:

Main Car Park Charges

Monday to Friday, 6am – 10am £5.00 per hour
Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm

£3.00 per 2 hours

£3.50 per 3 hours

£4.50 per 4 hours

£5.50 per 5 hours

£6.50 per 6 hours

£7.50 per 7 hours

All other times (including Weekends and Bank Holidays) £1.00 flat fee


Suffolk & Central Car Park

Location – see map
Payment – pay and display, online & mobile
Max stay – 2 hours (no return within 4 hours)

Central & Suffolk Walk parking charges

Monday to Friday, 6am – 6pm £3.00 per 2 hours
All other times (including Weekends and Bank Holidays) £1.00 flat fee
Maximum stay 2 hours and no return within 4 hours

Lost token?

If you lose your token for the Main Car Park you can gain exit by pressing the ‘Lost Token' button on Pay Machine 1. There is a £25 charge to obtain a new token but if you later find your original token you can claim a refund by bringing your token and receipt to The Lodge between 7am - 9pm Monday – Friday.

Attending an event? Attending an event?

Please check your ticket or invitation for any special parking instructions before you set off. Some major events require attendees to use the local park and ride scheme whilst others use specific car parks on campus.

View our parking planner to plan your journey, or if you have any queries on arrival, please call into the Security Lodge.

Gigs at the LCR

Please park in the Main Car Park, a short 2-minute walk from the LCR. Parking for gigs is free of charge: at the entry barrier please press the green button to take a token. When you leave, take your car straight to the exit barrier and insert your token at the barrier for exit.

Dropping off and picking up:
The area directly outside the LCR is usually cordoned off on gig nights for pedestrian safety so please use the Main Car Park for dropping off and picking up. Take a token on entry and insert your token at the exit barrier when you leave. There is no need to make payment.

Need help? Need help?

Travel and Transport team

  • Telephone: 01603 592353 (Transport Administrator) or for urgent matters out of hours contact Security 01603 592352

  • Email:

  • Location: The Lodge