Visitor Parking

There are approximatley 200 University-owend or controlled car parking spaces in Aberystwyth. All vehicles that park in these areas must display a valid parking permt or a vaild pay and display parking ticket. 


Do I need a parking permit?

You do not need a parking permit to park in Visitors car parks, though most of these car parks require you to purchase a pay and display parking ticket.

Occasional visitors to University Departments may be issued with a Day Parking Permit which will permit parking within staff car parks. Please contact the department you are visiting to confirm if you will be issued with this permit.

Please note: If you are visiting the university to attend a conference, seminar or other special event, there may be special parking arrangements in place - please check with the organizer. 

How much does a parking permit cost?

Parking charges are approved by the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University and are revised each year. Parking charges for the 2017-2018 academic session are:

Art Centre Pay and Display Car Park:

  • Up to 1 hour: 50p.
  • Up to 2 hours: £1.00.
  • Up to 4 hours: £2.00.
  • All day: £3.00.

Sports Cente (cage) Car Park:

3 hour parking maximum for all users, no return within 1 hour.

Where can I park?

You can park in the designated areas shown on the Penglais parking map, Town&Seafront parking map, Llanbadarn parking map and Gogerrdan parking map - visitor parking is marked in pink and orange. 

What happens if I park without a permit or pay and display parking ticket?

In the first instance,any vehicle contravening the University Parking Regulations will be issued with a warning notice. In the case of a second contravention, a Parking Charge Notice will be issued and attached to the windscreen. The charge is £80 but if the debt is paid promtly (within 14 days) a 50% discount will be applied (£40). More information can be found on the Parking Regulations webpage.