Aerial view of cars parked in rows

Driving and Parking

Penryn Campus car parking

Although parking is available at Penryn Campus, all visitors are encouraged to use alternative methods of transport and avoid driving wherever possible, to help reduce the impact that travel and transport has on the environment. Alternatives include buses, the Falmouth to Truro railway branch line (which stops at Penryn), cycling and walking.

Please refer to the First Bus website for further information, including bus timetables and information regarding flexible tickets.

Visitor Parking

If you are a visitor or will only be using our car parks for occasional use, we operate a pay as you leave system. The Penryn Campus uses an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system and pay stations are available in convenient locations across our campus carparks. On leaving the campus, when the appropriate tariff has been paid, the barriers will rise automatically on exit. 

Parking Permits for Staff & Students

Staff and students may be eligible for a parking permit for an annual fee. You can apply for a permit using our Online Application and Payment Portal from the 1st of August 2023, for the permit period commencing 1st September 2023/24.

Please be aware that all permits will require a processing period. Applicants must pay to exit the car park until their permit has been processed. Please allow 14 days for processing. Staff and students are therefore advised to submit their application as early as possible.

Streatham/St Luke’s University of Exeter Permits are also valid at Penryn Campus. Users are required to register their vehicle registration number by emailing

Please note that those who hold parking permits are not always guaranteed a space on campus, particularly at busy times.

Information for the academic year 2023/24

Further information about the 2023/24 car parking year (academic) can be found in the Car Parking Policy link below.

Car Parking Policies

Penryn Campus Car Parking Policy – 2023/2024

Penryn Campus Car Parking Policy – 2022/2023