Find out all you need to know about travelling to our Carlisle campuses, whether you're driving, cycling or using public transport

Pay and display parking

Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operates a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website. Please see the table below for prices.

Pay-and-display parking charges
Length of timePrice
0-2 hours £1.00
2-4 hours £1.60
4-8 hours £2.40
8-10 hours £3.20

Connect Cashless Parking Guidelines

Car Parking Policy 2023-2024

Parking permits

Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)

Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.

This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors' parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors' parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.

Unless a dedicated visitors' parking area has been provided, visitors' parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.

Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:

  • ‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.

  • Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.


Student parking permit charges
Permit typePrices
Brampton Road £0.00

Brampton Road Stanwix House 

Residential and non-residential students are entitled to park at the Brampton Road campus free of charge with a permit.

Apply for a parking permit

Fusehill Street

There is no student parking on campus (including the car share spaces) between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays other than by purchasing a pay and display ticket. This includes students resident in Carrock Hall.

The University has an agreement with an offsite parking provider for students who study at Fusehill Street. Please see details here.
If you would like to apply for a permit, please visit the University of Cumbria Parking Permit Portal here.


LocationPermit typePrices
All campuses Salary Band 1 – Up to £10,500 £55.55
All campuses Salary Band 2 – £10,500 - £15,000 £118.14
All campuses Salary Band 3 - £15,000 - £25,000 £145.64
All campuses Salary Band 4 - £25,000 - £35,000 £169.62
All campuses Salary Band 5 - £35,000 - £42,000 £217.69
All campuses Salary Band 6 – Over £42,000 £255.31
All campuses Car share Cost determined by salary band.
All campuses 12-week permits £48.07
All campuses Zero VED permit 50% discount on any of the above permit prices. Cost determined by salary band.

Apply for a staff parking permit

Salary sacrifice and staff car parking

Staff car parking permits are available through a salary sacrifice scheme, which works in a similar way to other University salary sacrifice schemes currently in operation, i.e. childcare vouchers and cycle scheme. The salary sacrifice arrangement will work on an ‘opt-out’ basis. Full details on the scheme are available on the FAQs, or contact Payroll by email at

Brampton Road

Vehicle access to the Brampton Road campus is only available from Brampton Road. Drivers entering and exiting the pay and display car parking area should exercise particular caution as visibility is compromised by the wall. 

The car park at Stanwix House is accessed via a gate off Church Street near to Stanwix Primary School.

Priority spaces

Disabled parking spaces are available opposite main Reception.

Car share priority spaces are available in the Pay and Display car park.

Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Brampton Road Reception.


Fusehill Street

A one-way traffic flow exists around the campus with the entrance off Fusehill Street at Blencathra and the exit onto Fusehill Street at Bowscale.  The entrance and exit are controlled by automatic barriers.  Staff can request an activator for the entrance barrier from Reception.

Priority spaces

Designated parking bays for disabled persons are located:

Car share priority spaces are available within the car park in front of Skiddaw.

Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Fusehill Street Reception.

Some of the spaces outside Blencathra are reserved for visitors only. These spaces are not available for any other type of permit holder or Pay and Display ticket holders.

Car Parking Policy 2023-2024

Bus travel

Our Carlisle campuses are well-served by public transport, with buses stopping frequently at the stops near the campus entrance. 

Find bus times

Train travel

The Carlisle Train Station is a 10-minute walk away from our Fusehill Street campus and a 25-minute walk from our Brampton Road campus. It's position on the West Coast mainline means that it's easy to get here from Newcastly, Manchester or Glasgow.

Rent a moped

If your usual home address is in Cumbria and you face difficulties getting to our University, it might be possible to loan you a moped at a heavily discounted rate. The moped could be used to get to one of our campuses or to get you to a bus stop or train station.

The moped loan scheme called Wheels 2 Work (W2W) is operated by Inspira and all arrangements would be made with their W2W Co-ordinator.

To be eligible for a loan:

If a loan is agreed:

Your journey would be assessed by Inspira.

For more details please phone Deborah Naylor on 01900 604674 or email

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