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East Road closure likely to affect access to some car parks

The road is closed until 20 April.

Grafton East car park

Grafton East car park, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PS
There are currently 717 spaces. The car park is 8% full and is filling up.

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.

  • Monday to Sunday, 24 hours
  • Short-stay pay-on-foot car park
  • Pay by cash or card at the payment machines before leaving, or use your contactless card to enter, leave and pay without a ticket.

Charges

Daytime parking charges
Day and time of entry 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 Friday, 8am to 7pm – Peak-time tariff (see note below) £2.80 £4.80 £7.40 £11.70 £20.40 £28.30
Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm £2.30 £3.80 £5.90 £9.70 £17.90 £25.30
Saturday, 9am to 7pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm £2.50 £4.60 £6.50 £11 £19 £25.30
Saturday, 11am to 7pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm – Peak-time tariff (see note below) £3 £5.60 £8 £13 £21.50 £28.30
  • Evening and overnight parking is charged at 80p per hour.
  • If your stay includes both daytime and evening or overnight charges, you must add them together.
  • If your stay includes more than one day, keep your entry ticket. The payment machine will calculate the full price when you leave.

If you lose your ticket, we will charge you from 9am on the day you entered the car park.

Peak-time tariff

We operate a peak-time parking tariff for vehicles that enter between 8 and 10am on weekdays, and 11am and 1pm at the weekends.

The 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.

Payment options

  • Cash and cards accepted at pay machines
  • First 3 hours free for Blue Badge holders
  • Season tickets available for businesses

Further information

Got a question about our car parks or parking?

Get answers to questions about parking in our car parks, as well as the Park and Ride sites and where to park larger vehicles such as coaches or minibuses.