Canterbury Christ Church University Parking

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Canterbury Christ Church University Parking

On-campus parking


Students wishing to park at the Canterbury Campus can make use of the Pay and Display, Black car park (accessed via gate 6). Those wishing to do so require a student Smart Card for access and must pay £3.00 per day (or part thereof).

Broadstairs, Medway and Hall Place

Student parking is only available at the Broadstairs and Medway campuses and for those students studying at Hall Place. In order to park on location, you will need to apply for a parking permit.

Please read the Car Parking and Policy Criteria before applying.

Applying for a permit

The student car parking application form will need to be completed, printed and signed before submitting to the reception desk at the campus at which you are based.

Student permits will need to be collected from the relative campus reception desk.

Student parking permit application form

Parking permit cancellation

All students leaving the University or wishing to cancel their permit will need to complete the Cancellation of Parking Permit form and return it to their local campus reception for processing.

Student parking permit cancellation form

No refunds are made when a permit is cancelled.

Changes to details

If you wish to change the car registration on your permit please email the details of the required change to the Facilities Helpdesk.

If you lose your permit, please also contact Facilities Helpdesk for a replacement permit.

However, there will be a £10 charge to replace lost or defaced permits.

Off-campus parking

We offer discounts to staff and students parking at off-site locations around the University campus.


Park and Ride card

Canterbury City Council operates a Park and Ride Scheme at the Wincheap, Sturry Road and New Dover Road Park & Ride car parks.

The University offers the following options for purchasing a discounted card, both reduce the standard daily parking charge from £3.00 to an amazing £1.90 per day.  Click here to purchase;

  • £60 worth of credit for just £38
  • £180 worth of credit for just £114

This includes return coach travel into Canterbury for the driver and up to six passengers of the same vehicle. Please read the full terms and conditions or visit the Park and Ride website for more information .

An email confirmation of your payment will be issued. You will need to take this plus your student or staff ID to your nominated collection point, where your card will be issued.

Queries in relation to the balance available on a card, or any operating problems must be directed to Canterbury City Council on 01227 862000.

If you have any queries regarding the process, please contact us.

Polo Farm Minibus Service

To and from Polo Farm

A free 5 minute park and ride service for students and staff is available at Polo Farm Sports Club Canterbury (CT3 4AF). A 16 seat shuttle bus will be in operation to take students and staff to the Old Sessions House and for the return journey Polo Farm in the evening.

 Depart Polo Farm to TOSH

07:000,07.20, 07.40,08.00. And every 20 minutes until 18.40

Depart TOSH to Polo Farm

07.10, 07.30, 07.50, 08.10. And every 20 minutes until 18.50

* Term time only

Should you need to get to Polo Farm outside of these times, Stagecoach run a service using either the number 13 or 14 route. Visit the StageCoachBus website.

These timings are approximate as the traffic in Canterbury at these times can be unpredictable.


Students can park in the Historic Dockyard Trust car park for £3.00 per day.


To and from Tonbridge

The minibus leaves from Waterloo Road (turn right out of the Tonbridge station, immediately right again and wait 200 yards down the road, where it bends).

In the afternoon the bus leaves from Runcie Court at the Salomons Centre, to return to Tonbridge Station.

Depart Tonbridge Station to Salomons Centre Times

08:40, 09:10, 09:25 (Thursday and Friday Only)

Depart Salomons Centre to Tonbridge Station Times

16:40, 17:05, 17:30 (Except Wednesday)