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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.

During term time visitor parking can often reach capacity by 10 am Monday to Friday. We recommend those traveling to campus without a visitor parking permit consider alternative travel methods such as our frequent, free to use park and ride service from Costessey Park & Ride site, public transport or cycling.

Please speak to a member of the Travel and Transport team for advice on all matters parking and travel.

Visitor Parking Charges

Visitor parking is available in the Main Car Park (P1 on the campus map). Charges are collected by Pay-On-Foot machines and payment should be made at the end of your stay.

Alternative visitor parking on campus can be found in the Central Car Park (P5 on the campus map) and off road parking at Suffolk Walk. Both these parking areas are Pay and Display and are maximum two hour stay.

Please ensure you are aware of the parking charges before parking on campus.

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 UEA Security Lodge between 7am - 6pm 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 campus parking planner to plan your journey, or if you have any queries on arrival, please call into the 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 travel help? Need travel 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