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Durham University

Estates and Facilities Directorate

Car Parking and Travel

Staff and Student Car Parking

Application Forms & Parking Policy

Space for the parking of motor vehicles within the University and its car parks is limited and unfortunately it is not possible for the University to meet all the parking needs of staff and students. Access to University car parks is restricted to motor vehicles carrying an official University car parking permit.

In the interests of pedestrian safety and to allow free movement of vehicles within the car parks and access to buildings in emergencies, it is important that car owners park only in authorised areas. Maintenance of safe access routes for the visually impaired is a priority and parking on pavements is, therefore, strictly prohibited.

Frequent inspections are made of parking areas and vehicles not displaying a valid University car parking permit will be subject to the conditions above. The co-operation of car park users is sought in making the system a success and of benefit to all concerned.

Car parking facilities are the responsibility of the Estates and Facilities Directorate.

Telephone: (0191) 334 6002 or email

Visitor Car Parking

Please see the below link for information on visitor parking on the Mountjoy Site (formerly Science Site).

Visitor Car Parking Request Form

Visitor Parking Procedure - Mountjoy

Information for Visitors to Mountjoy

FAQs for Visitors to Mountjoy

Parking Charge Notice

For further information regarding parking or visitor parking to all other areas, please contact car parking on 46002 or email


The University is keen to promote sustainable travel. The aim of these pages is to inform University staff and students about the different options for travelling to and around Durham City. Durham University has an Integrated Sustainable Travel Plan which set out objectives and targets which are monitored by undertaking travel surveys on a regular basis.

Staff and students are able to travel on Arriva bus services at discounted rates into and around Durham City and within the Arriva Durham District Zone for £1 a day (£5 a week) - termly and annual year tickets are also available. Further details are available on the Greenspace Travel website.

Other travel information is also available relating to walking, cycling, and public transport, including discounted corporate travel schemes for staff for bus and train travel, electric vehicles and the University's own car-share scheme.