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Grafton East car park


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Grafton East car park, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PS

There are currently 639 spaces. The car park is 18% full and is emptying.

Grafton East car park is located at the Grafton shopping centre, about a 15-minute walk from the city centre. It’s the nearest car park to the Crown Court and Anglia Ruskin University.

  • Open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours
  • Short-stay pay-on-foot car park
  • Pay with cash or by card, Android Pay or Apple Pay

Charges

An ‘off-peak’ tariff applies through the day unless you arrive during the ‘peak-time’ tariff hours. It’s free to park here in the evening and overnight.

If your stay extends across more than one tariff’s hours​, the applicable tariffs for your stay will be added together. The cost of your ticket will reflect the days, time and number of hours you park for. The payment machine will calculate the price when you leave.

If you lose your ticket, we will charge you from 8am on the day you entered the car park.

Off-peak tariff

The off-peak tariff applies between:

  • 8am and 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays
  • 10am and 6pm on Sundays

If you arrive during the peak-time tariff hours listed below, that tariff will apply instead. 

Off-peak daytime tariff
Day Up to 1 hour Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 5 hours Over 5 hours
Monday to Sunday £2.60 £5 £7.40 £12 £20.70 £27.60

Peak-time tariff

The peak-time tariff applies for the duration of your stay until 6pm if you arrive between:

  • 8 and 10am on weekdays
  • 11am and 1pm on weekends
Peak-time tariff
Day Up to 1 hour Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 5 hours Over 5 hours
Monday to Sunday £3.20 £6.20 £9.20 £14.20 £23.40 £30.80

The peak-time tariff is designed to encourage you to use alternative methods of transport to travel into Cambridge. It also aims to encourage visiting at less busy periods of the day.

Evening and overnight parking

It’s free to park here in the evenings and overnight from 6pm until the start of the next daytime tariff.

Bank holidays

Normal daily rates apply on bank holidays.

Payment options

  • The payment machines accept cash, cards, Android Pay and Apple Pay
  • You can pay by card, Android Pay or Apple Pay at the exit
  • The first three hours are free for Blue Badge holders. Upon presenting a valid Blue badge a standard tariff applies for the duration of the stay exceeding 3 hours 
  • Season tickets are available for businesses

Further information

  • Maximum height 1.98 metres (6 feet 6 inches)
  • 874 spaces including:
    • 46 Blue Badge (disabled parking) bays
    • 20 parent-and-child bays
    • 2 electric vehicle charging points on level 1 powered by BP Pulse
  • Park Mark status awarded
  • Borrow a scooter from Shopmobility
  • Motorcycles are not allowed in this car park
  • Coaches are not allowed in this car park – use Madingley Road Park & Ride

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