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Grand Arcade car park

Entrance to Grand Arcade car park
Grand Arcade car park, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF
Grand Arcade car park
There are currently 857 spaces. The car park is 3% full and is emptying.

Park Mark logoGrand Arcade car park is the nearest multi-storey car park to the city centre, the colleges and the riverside. It has been awarded Park Mark status.

  • Open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day
  • Short-stay pay-on-foot car park
  • Pay with cash or by card, Android Pay or Apple Pay
  • Blue Badge holders can park for free for up to three hours. Upon presenting a valid Blue badge a standard tariff applies for the duration of the stay exceeding 3 hours 

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 £3.00 £5.90 £8.80 £12.70 £23.00 £29.40
Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 1pm £3.30 £6.40 £9.50 £14.40 £24.20 £30.40

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  £2.50 £4.90 £7.30 £10.70 £20.50 £26.40
Saturday, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 7pm £2.80 £5.40 £8.00 £12.40 £21.70 £27.40
Sunday, 10am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm £2.80 £5.40 £8.00 £12.40 £21.70 £27.40

Evening and overnight tariff

  • £1.20 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 £1.20 £2.40 £3.60 £4.80 £6.00 £1.20 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

Further information

  • Height limit 1.98 metres (6 feet, 6 inches)
  • Borrow a scooter from Shopmobility or a pushchair
  • 953 car spaces including:
    • 35 Blue Badge bays located on level 2 of the upper car park and level -1 of the lower car park
    • 10 parent-and-child bays on level two of the upper car park
    • Two parent-and-child bays on level -1 of the lower car park
    • Cycle parking for 200 bikes in the separate cycle park next door
  • You cannot reserve a space in advance
  • Motorcycles are not allowed in this car park
  • Coaches are not allowed in this car park – use Madingley Road park & ride

Accessible rest room

A Changing Places toilet and accessible rest room is available in the Grand Arcade office. It contains a toilet, shower, hoist and changing bed.

Keys are available from:

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm from the Grand Arcade office
  • Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm from the car park's customer service office
  • Sunday, 10am to 5pm from the car park's customer service office

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