Parking costs

How much does parking cost?

Shown below is the current parking tariff, for both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital sites:

Up to 1 hour £2.00

Up to 2 hours £4.00

Up to 3 hours £5.60

Up to 4 hours £6.60

Up to 5-6 hours £7.60

Up to 24 hours £10.40

Weekly: £15.00

Concession: £30.00


Weekly or Fortnightly Parking Permits apply in individual cases where:

  • The patient has been an inpatient for 14 days or more
  • An inpatient of Critical Care Services has been receiving critical care interventions for more than 3 days and continues to so
  • After 3 days if the patient is diagnosed as terminally ill
  • The patient has been an inpatient in Neonatal/Special Care for more than 3 days
  • Outpatients with multiple appointments in one week

This will be at a cost of £15 for the weekly and £30 for the fortnightly permit which is non-refundable.

Exemption from parking charges apply in individual cases where:

  • Parents are staying overnight with children in the Children's Wards
  • Outpatients are having dialysis, radio- or chemotherapy
  • A trust Carer's Passport is held

PLEASE NOTE: There is a 20 minutes grace facility for ambulance, public and disabled drop-off/pick-up that also enables people the opportunity to find a car parking space - this is not advertised on the tariff boards.

Our parking charges are in line with other car parks in Gloucester and Cheltenham to discourage people who are not visiting our hospitals from parking in our car parks.

How do I pay for my parking?

There are two types of visitor car parks on our hospital sites:

Pay and Display – using one of the machines situated within each car parking area and displaying your purchased ticket in your windscreen.

Pay on exit – take a ticket at the barrier and pay at a machine on foot before returning to your car. Please follow the instructions at each machine.


Do the machines accept credit cards?

You can pay by cash, credit or debit cards, and the ‘pay on foot’ machines will give change. The machines and the payment methods they accept are colour coded as follows:

GREEN – Cash only

RED – Card only payment (i.e. credit or debit cards)

YELLOW – Cash and Card payment.

Can I get help with the cost of parking?

Take a look at our Exemptions & Permits page to see if you are eligible for a scheme to help you with the cost of parking