Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking for visitors

Reserved visitor parking

For reserved visitor parking, spaces will be allocated in Sussex House car park (P4) by the Transport Office upon request by e-mailing 24 hours' notice is required for reservations. Hosts must supply a visitor scratchcard for their visitor to display in the windscreen of their vehicle.

You will need to provide the visitor's car registration number, and their expected times of arrival and depature to reserve a space. Only University staff can book reserved parking for visitors - students cannot reserve parking spaces, and visitors cannot reserve parking spaces for themselves without doing so via a staff member.

Reserved visitor spaces are indicated by large blue signs in Sussex House car park, containing the visitor's registration number and between what times the space is reserved.

Visitor parking - pay by phone

In our three visitor car parks, visitors can pay by phone. This is limited to a three hour stay for £2.50. Visitors cannot return to park on campus for four hours following this stay. As of October 2019, the Jubilee Multi-Storey car park can now be used by visitors.

  • P4 Sussex House car park - location 800803
  • P5 Sports Centre car park - location 800720
  • P7 Jubilee Multi-Storey - location 800850
  • Sports Complex car park - location 800804

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. Consult the frequently asked questions at PayByPhone for more information. The location codes are as listed above.

Visitor Parking - daily scratchcards

Daily scratchcards are obtainable to visitors only via a school or department. Visitors displaying a scratchcard supplied by their school or department may park in any of the three above car parks.

If you are a parent or relative visiting a student living on campus, the resident student will need to contact the Transport Office at first to verify your visit, including their campus address, the visiting vehicle's registration number, and how long you will need to park. Please provide at least 24 hours notice for your visit.

Schools, departments and other units can order books of 25 scratch cards for authorised visitors from the Transport Office at, at the cost of £52.08 (£62.50 after VAT) per book. Please supply a purchase order number when ordering. Note that these scratch cards are not available to individual car drivers to buy for personal use.

Parking for events

For schools and departments coordinating events with a large number of visitors, please contact the Service Centre for more information about advance purchase of scratchcards.

Parking for minibuses and coaches for Sussexsport events is available on request through the Sussexsport team. Parking for sports events is booked for the P1 Science car park and P5 Sports Centre car park.

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.