Grand Arcade car park

Reduced capacity throughout the summer - Parts of this car park will be closed at times between 15 May and 24 September, to allow essential improvements to be made. Find out more about our multi-storey car park improvements.

Overnight closure of upper car park - The upper car park will close from 5pm until 10am each morning between Monday 26 and Friday 30 June 2017 to allow for re-surfacing work.  Cars may still exit from 5pm just not enter in order that we clear the parking area to allow works to take place overnight.

Tennis Court Road closure dates - (main approach road to Grand Arcade car park from southern side of city)  This road is closed at various times between 26 June and 2 October 2017 

The entrance to Grande Arcade car parkCar parks map

Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF
Located in heart of city centre.  Nearest car park to Market Square, the main shopping area, the Universities and the riverside.

  • Find it on our car parks map (or get directions from Google)
  • Open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours
  • Short stay pay on foot car park - take your ticket with you and pay at a machine before you return to your car


Parking charges from 1 April 2017
Length of stayMonday and Tuesday, 7am to 5pmWednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7am to 5pmSaturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pmEvenings and overnight, from 5pm
Up to 1 hour £2 £2.30 £2.60 £1.20
Up to 2 hours £4 £4.60 £5.10 £2.40
Up to 3 hours £6 £6.90 £7.60 £3.60
Up to 4 hours £8.70 £10.20 £11.70 £4.80
Up to 5 hours £19.50 £19.50 £20.50 £6
Over 5 hours £25 £25 £26 £1.20 per hour

We operate separate daytime and evening tariffs. If your stay includes both daytime and evening/overnight charges you must add them together.

If your stay includes more than one day, keep your entry ticket; the pay machine will calculate the full price when you leave.

Payment options

  • Cash and cards accepted at pay machines
  • Pre-pay when you park to avoid the queue later- available from 5pm
  • First 3 hours free for Blue Badge holders

Further information

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  • Height restriction 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 upper car park and level -1 lower car park
  • 12 parent-and-child bays (located on level two of upper car park)
  • Cycle parking for 200 bikes (in separate cycle park next door to car park)
  • You can't reserve/pre-book a space in advance.
  • Motorcycles are not allowed in this car park; available parking in the following locations:
    • Boltoph Lane
    • Chesterton Road
    • Fitzroy Lane
    • Free School Lane
    • King Street
    • Lensfield Road
    • Occupation Road
    • Park Terrace
    • Silver Street
    • Trumpington Street
  • Coaches are not allowed in this car park, visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website for details about parking at Madingley Road Park and Ride site
  • Park Mark status awarded

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.

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