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Car Parking

Car Parking Permits

Parking space for vehicles within the University and its car parks is limited and unfortunately it is not possible for the University to meet all the parking needs of staff and visitors.

The University issues car parking permits for a number of parking areas around the campus. The demand for car parking exceeds the provision and the permits are issued annually, subject to the payment of a fee.

To find out how to apply for a permit, or how to update your details, please read our new User Guide

Please log into Queen's Online to access the car parking system. 

You can also view our Travel to Work Policy and car park Conditions of Use. Any queries should be directed to 

Parking Charges

Queen's is committed to improving its environmental performance and fundamentally changing the way it works so that it becomes an environmentally sustainable low carbon organisation. This commitment is underpinned by the University Travel Plan, a key aim of which is to reduce the impact of University related traffic on the environment and the local community.

Car travel by staff to and from the University inevitably produces significant levels of CO2 and our banded charging system is one of a number of measures designed to raise awareness of sustainable travel and to encourage staff to adopt alternatives to single-occupancy car journeys.

The cost of car parking is based on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by individual staff vehicles. Staff who own vehicles which produce low levels of CO2 pay less for their annual permit than staff who drive vehicles that produce greater levels of CO2.

Charges are based on the Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) tax and CO2 emissions bands, as shown in the table below (the vehicle tax cost is shown for information only), which have been grouped into six categories. The charge for part-time staff is half of the full-time rate.

Car Parking Charges from 1 November 2022

University Permit Bands

Vehicle Tax Cost

CO2 g/km

Car Parking Charges with effect from 1 November 2022

Per Annum

Per Month



Up to 100




£20 / £30

101 - 120



C (+ Pre 1 March '01 < 1,549cc)

£120 / £140 / £155

121 - 150




£195 / £230 / £250

151 - 185



E (+ Pre 1 March '01 >1,549cc) 

£290 / £315

186 - 225




£540 / £555

226 and over




Visitor Parking

Staff wishing to book in visitors to University car parks must do so online by logging on to the car parking system.


A new User Guide has been developed to assist staff with booking visitors to the University.

Visitor parking bays are located in three University car parks: Main Site, MBC, and Ashby.

Disabled Parking

A number of disabled car parking bays are available for staff, students, and visitors to the University. They can be found at the Main Site, MBC, and Ashby.

For staff or students seeking a disabled car parking permit, the following steps must be followed:

If a staff member is in possession of a blue badge, they will be offered a disabled car parking permit at the University. Staff must complete the Disabled Parking Application Form, and return the form, with a copy of both sides of their blue badge, to the Estates Directorate. 

For staff and students seeking a temporary car parking permit on mobility grounds, please refer to the the Travel to Work Policy

Travel Guidance and Advice
Sustainable Travel
Frequently Asked Questions
Estates FAQs