We have a small number of bays dedicated to visitor parking where spaces are pre-booked for parking. These are for visitors who are visiting the campus for business that will assist the University directly to operate effectively as an academic institution.
Contractors working at the University on a regular basis (more than 4 times a month or 12 times a year) may be eligible to have a permit to park depending on agreements and can only be obtained from the Transport Team by the member of staff managing the contract on behalf of the University.
These permits can only be applied for by members of staff using the appropriate Business visitor permit request process.
Conferences and events
For B&B guests and some conferences and events parking may be available. Please check our How to get here page or with the organiser to find out if there are any agreed special arrangements for parking.
An Associate of the University
Persons associated with the University by partnership or have a tenancy agreement with the University and require parking on a regular basis may be entitled to an Associate Permit to Park
Government Blue Badge Holders
Government Blue Badge holders can park for free at any time within any marked bay when displaying their blue badge (with the exception of reserved bays). The Government Blue Badge must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle at all times. If the holder of the blue badge is a member of staff or student then they must apply for a permit and display their blue badge. Visit our accessibility webpage for more information.
Visitors to Canterbury campus
From the 17th September 2022: Our Pay and Display machines will be coinless. All payments must be via contactless card or by phone using the instructions displayed in the car parks.
Monday to Friday 8am and 5pm
Any visitor to Canterbury Campus who has not been issued with a pre-arranged parking permit should use the Pay and Display Car Parks. There are 5 visitor car parks on campus that accept visitor P&D tickets.
See Canterbury car park map(PDF) for locations of Pay & Display car parks.
Each of these car parks has a P&D machine that accepts contactless cards, cash payments and pay by phone by calling 0330 400 7275 and pressing * to set up an account.
Pay & Display charges 2022/23:
Charges will rise on 01 August 2023.
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At all other times
Visitors may park in marked bays within all P&D and Permit car parks for free
Visitors to Medway campus
Space is limited and we are unable to offer parking on campus, unless it has been prearranged as described above.
Rules & regulations for parking on campus
Parking enforcement is in operation at all times. All persons must adhere to the Regulations for the Management of Traffic when using University of Kent private land.
How to get here
Please check out our How to Get Here page or the directions page.