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Visitor Parking

Find out everything you need to know about visitor parking at Lancaster University. 

RingGo Cashless Parking Solution is now in place across all University car parks. Car park users can pay for their parking via app, by phone or using the RingGo website. Detailed instructions on using RingGo to pay for parking are signposted at all car parks.

All pay-and-display parking on campus is cashless. Our parking machines accept card payments only (contactless and chip & pin). Payment by cash is not possible. This applies to RingGo payments and payments at the parking machines.

Parking on campus

Visitor car parking is available on campus 24/7 and is free between 6pm and 8am Monday to Friday and at weekends. If you’re visiting campus during the day, then parking charges apply.

A ticket can be purchased using RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions and from any pay and display machine across campus at the cost of £2.20 for two hours or £5.50 for up to 10 hours (£3.30 on South West Campus and the Sports Field Car Park). All payments are made using the RingGo app, web-based services or by phone, and machine payments are contactless by either chip and pin or contactless card payment.

Find out more about how to use RingGo and download the app on the RingGo website.

The Sports Centre has a separate parking policy from the rest of the campus. Users of the Sports Centre can park for up to two hours free of charge at the Sports Centre Car Park, subject to availability and restrictions. A ticket must be displayed. Parking is also available at the Sports Field Car Park located off Green Lane. The tariff for the Sports Field Car Park is £3.30 per day.

Wheelchair-accessible spaces are marked across all car parking areas on campus. Blue Badge holders are welcome to park without charge. Blue Badge holders visiting the Health Innovation Campus by car must register their Blue Badge with University Security by contacting 01524 594541.

Please note the Sports Centre car park machine is a non fee taking machine, distributing 2hr free tickets for sports users only.

Parking Zones

Visitors can park in any of the Visitor Car Parks A to M or in any space on South West Campus. You can use the Parking Zones Map to identify the most convenient visitor car park for your destination.

Parking Zones Map

Cashless Parking Tariffs

If you're visiting campus on a weekday then visitor parking charges apply. Payment can be made at any of the pay & display parking meters located across campus or through the RingGo pay by phone service. Charges are:

  • £2.20 for 2 hours, or
  • £5.50 for a full day (£3.30 on South West Campus and Car Park K Sports Field).

Parking is free after 18:00 in the evening and at weekends. Please see below regarding Blue Badge parking.

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