Aerial view of cars parked in rows

Driving and Parking

Penryn Campus car parking

All visitors to Penryn Campus are encouraged to use alternative methods of transport and avoid driving wherever possible. 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.

If you are a visitor or will only be using our car parks for occasional use we also operate a pay as you leave system. The Penryn Campus operates an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.

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. 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 2022/23

Information about the 2022/23 car parking year (academic) can be found in the Car Parking Policy link below.

There are 1078 car parking spaces at the Penryn Campus. We are unable to increase the number of spaces due to planning consent limitations. However, we are proactively working at medium and longer term solutions for the future, both on and off campus. A Sustainable Travel Liaison Group which includes representatives from Falmouth University, the University of Exeter, The Students’ Union and FX Plus has been established to review any options and to make recommendations for future plans.

Car Parking Policies

Penryn Campus Car Parking Policy – 2022/2023

Penryn Campus Car Parking Policy – 2021/2022