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Grafton East car park

Grafton East car park, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PS
There are currently 463 spaces. The car park is 40% 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.

  • 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

Daytime tariffs apply between

  • 8am to 7pm on weekdays
  • 9am to 7pm on Saturday
  • 10am to 5pm on Sunday

Peak-time daytime tariff

  • Applies if you arrive between:
    • 8 to 10am on weekdays
    • 11am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Applies until the end of the daytime tariff for the duration of your stay
Peak-time daytime tariff
Arrival time 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 10am £2.80 £4.80 £7.40 £11.70 £20.40 £28.30
Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 1pm £3.00 £5.60 £8.00 £13.00 £21.50 £28.30

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.


Non-peak daytime tariff

  • Applies if you arrive between:
    • 10am to 7pm on weekdays
    • 9am to 11am or 1pm to 7pm on Saturdays
    • 10am to 11am or 1pm to 5pm on Sundays
  • Applies until the end of the daytime tariff
Non-peak daytime tariff
Arrival time 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, 10am to 7pm  £2.30 £3.80 £5.90 £9.70 £17.90 £25.30
Saturday, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 7pm £2.50 £4.60 £6.50 £11.00 £19.00 £25.30
Sunday, 10am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm £2.50 £4.60 £6.50 £11.00 £19.00 £25.30

Evening and overnight tariff

  • 80p per hour
  • Applies if you arrive between:
    • 7pm to 8am, Monday evening to Friday morning
    • 7pm on Friday to 9am on Saturday
    • 7pm on Saturday to 10am on Sunday
    • 5pm on Sunday until 8am on Monday
Evening and overnight tariff
Arrival time Up to 1 hour Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 5 hours Over 5 hours
All times outside of our daytime tariff 80p £1.60 £2.40 £3.20 £4.00 80p per hour

Charges for longer stays

If your stay extends across both daytime and evening/overnight hours, your parking charge will be calculated using both tariffs for the relevant times.

The cost of your ticket will reflect the number of daytime and evening hours you park for.

The payment machine will calculate the full price when you leave.

Lost tickets

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

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
  • Event organisers can pay in advance for group parking

Further information

Contact us