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Car Parking

Owing to traffic problems in Cambridge, the University and Colleges are under an obligation to the civic authorities to restrict the use of motor vehicles used by junior members (undergraduates and graduates).  Consequently, it is a University offence for a junior member to keep, hire or drive a car in Cambridge during Term without permission.  A fine of £175 can be imposed by the University Motor Proctor on any offender.

Permission is only granted in exceptional circumstances.  Such permission should be sought by obtaining a form available from the Senior Tutor’s office (LL staircase).  The form must be counter-signed by the Senior Tutor.  Permission can only be granted when an authorised parking space is available.  Students should contact the HR Office (L9 or email) to find out about the availability of parking spaces at hostels; there is a charge of £55 + VAT per term for a car parking place.

No unauthorised motor vehicles are allowed on the Main Court College site.

Motor vehicles (motor cars, motor cycles and mopeds): Attention is drawn to the Proctorial Regulations about motor vehicles (including motor bicycles but not mopeds). A Proctorial Licence is not normally issued to a Junior Member to keep a motor car in Cambridge, but anyone with a special case for the issue of a Licence should consult the Senior Tutor.

Parking of motor vehicles: Junior Members must not park cars in College, either in the Pembroke Street, Orchard Buildings or Foundress Court car parks which are reserved for the use of Fellows, College Staff and Official Visitors. Failure to observe these rules causes inconvenience to staff, and will attract a stiff fine. Mopeds and motor cycles may only be left at specified places within the College precincts after written permission has been obtained from the Senior Tutor; they may not be ridden or brought into College with the engine running, nor may engines be started before a cycle has been wheeled into the street.


Bus services

Details of the Universal bus service (aka U service) linking the University sites on the west of Cambridge to the city centre and Addenbrooke's can be found at:

A discounted fare of £1 per single journey is available for University Card holders. 

General bus information is available at:

Park and Ride

There are five park and ride sites in Cambridge, which operate every day – at Babraham Road, Madingley Road, Newmarket Road, Milton and Trumpington. For more information, including details of individual hours of operation, visit

All the sites are staffed during opening hours. All sites are secured with barriers after the last bus, but these rise to allow traffic to leave after hours.