Cambridge parking

Information about parking in and around Cambridge

Driving to and parking in Cambridge

Only an hour’s drive from London, Cambridge is easily accessed by both the A14 and the M11. Unfortunately the medieval street pattern of the city centre isn’t particularly conducive to on-street parking, but there are still some public and private options available to motorists.

Parking options:

There are five multistorey car parks that are all relatively centrally positioned in Cambridge. These are Grafton East, Grafton West, Grand Arcade, Park Street and Queen Anne Terrace. Prices vary but - as an example - Grafton East currently charges £2.10 for up to an hour, or £24 for a day. Cambridge City Council also offers a ‘live availability’ feature on their website for all five of their multi-storeys; this can be found at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/check-live-availability-at-our-multistoreys

If you would prefer not to drive into the city centre then there are also a series of Park and Ride options in Cambridge. The five locations are:

  • Milton Park and Ride (for the north of the city)
  • Madingley Road Park & Ride (for the west of the city)
  • Newmarket Road Park & Ride (for the east of the city)
  • Trumpington Park & Ride (serving the south-west of the city)
  • Babrabam Road Park & Ride (serving the south-east of the city)

All Park & Ride locations charge the same flat rate of £1 for up to 18 hours. A return bus journey into town then costs an additional £2.70.

The third option for Parking in Cambridge is via the four pay-and-display car parks. These car parks tend to be on the edge of the city centre, but also tend to be a little cheaper than the multi storeys. The four locations are:

  • Adam and Eve Street (maximum stay 2 hours, £2.10 for up to 1 hour)
  • Castle Hill (no maximum stay, £2.50 for up to 2 hours)
  • Gwydir Street (maximum stay 2 hours, £1.80 for up to 1 hour)
  • Riverside (maximum stay 8 hours, £1 for up to one hour)

Private Parking Options:

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