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Car parking

We advise students not to bring a car to Durham unless Blue Badge holders, College accommodation is within short walking distance to academic buildings and the City Centre. 

University parking permits are only approved for students under exceptional circumstances relating to their academic requirements (e.g. work placements).

Please see further details here Estates and Facilities Directorate : Car Parking and Travel - Durham University

Durham City Centre does not have any free parking but has a frequent bus service running throughout the City.  Discounted fares are available to student by showing their Student Campus Card.


John Snow College has a locked bike store for students who wish to bring their bikes to College. There are also numerous bike racks around the College Site and University Campus.

Bikes left in both lockable store and at the bike racks are left at own risk and it is recommended that students purchase a D-lock style bike lock or a similar specification. Students are strongly advised to check when setting up their contents insurance policy that it includes added cover for bicycles as this is not usually provided as standard.