Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking for visitors


Unless instructed otherwise, visitors can park in any available marked parking bay.

How to pay for visitor parking

There is normally a daily parking charge for visitors. 

Visitors may obtain a Pay & Display ticket - costing £2.50 for two hours - from one of the machines located in the following car parks:

  • P1 Science car park
  • P3 Biology Road car park
  • P8 Park Village car park
  • P9 Lewes Court car park
  • P10 East Slope car park

In three car parks, visitors can pay by phone:

  • P4 Sussex House car park
  • P5 Sportcentre car park
  • P7 Arts car park

To pay by phone to park in one of these car parks, download the iPhone or Android app. Alternatively, you can pay online at or call 01273 785599. Find out more about how you can pay to park with PayByPhone or see some frequently asked questions.

Parking for authorized and conference visitors

Schools, departments and other units can order scratch cards in advance for authorized visitors from the SEF Service Centre.The charge is currently £62.50 per book of 25 permits (i.e. £2.50 per day).

The conference and events team at Space with Us issue permits to conference visitors as part of the conference booking procedure.

There is no parking charge for visitors on open days and applicant visit days or for any visits arranged through Student Recruitment.

Reserved spaces for visitors

For a reserved space to be allocated, visitor parking must be be pre-booked 24 hours in advance, by calling the Service Centre on extension 7777 or 01273 87 7777.

Any requests to book parking spaces for an event are dealt with through our Transport Manager. Please email any queries to


Visitor parking is under review for the academic year 2018-19 and updated infomation will be available here before the start of the year.