Where to Park in Cambridge
Cambridge, UK, is a bustling city known for its historic city center and limited parking availability. However, there are several options available for parking in Cambridge. Here are some popular choices:
Park and Ride: Cambridge has several Park and Ride sites located on the outskirts of the city. These sites provide ample parking spaces and regular bus services that take you into the city center. It’s a convenient and cost-effective option for parking and visiting the city. These Park and Rides can be found at Miton, Newmarket Road, Babraham Road, Trumpington and Madilngley Road. It’s free to park up to 18 hours, just pay for the ride. If you are visiting Cambridge and need to park for longer than 18 hours then a charge applies. Good value for money.
Multi-Storey Car Parks: There are several multi-storey car parks in Cambridge, such as the Grand Arcade Car Park, Grafton Car Park and Queen Anne Car Park. These car parks are centrally located and offer hourly or daily parking options. To park here is quite more expensive than the Park and Ride. Subject to when you arrive, there are different tariffs depending on whether it is Peak or Off-Peak times. Current price range from £2.70 to £3.60 per hour.
There are some limited EV availability charging points in the Grand Arcade.
Surface Car Parks: There are various surface car parks scattered throughout the city, providing both short-term and long-term parking options. Some popular ones include the West Grafton Centre Car Park and Riverside Car Park.
University Car Parks: The University of Cambridge has several car parks available, but they are generally restricted to staff and students. However, some parking spaces may be available for visitors during certain times or events, so it’s worth inquiring in advance.
On-Street Parking: There are limited on-street parking spaces available in certain areas of Cambridge. However, these spaces often have time restrictions and can be quite expensive. Make sure to check the parking signs and regulations before leaving your vehicle. Most of the streets have resident parking areas within certain times but outside those hours it’s free to park. There is also limited free on-street-parking scattered around the city but it’s on a first come, first served basis.
If you have a vehicle that requires a EV charging point, there are a number scattered throughout the city and are increasing in numbers. If you want to find a local charging point visit here: https://www.zap-map.com/charge-points/cambridge
If you driving to Cambridge, it would be best to book a place with dedicated parking. While it is a rare find in this bustling city, it’s not impossible either. House of Luchini has different properties with private parking spaces in Cambridge. Check the link now to see if any of our accommodation suits you and your holiday plans.
It’s worth noting that Cambridge is a pedestrian/bike-friendly city, and many attractions are within walking distance of each other. If possible, consider using public transportation such as the Park and Ride, cycling, or walking to explore the city, as parking can be challenging during busy periods.
Enjoy the experience of Cambridge!