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Pay As You Leave

Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus has car parking facilities on site for non-permit holders if public transport doesn’t suit your travel requirements. Parking works on a pay as you leave basis and is managed via the automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system.

We have a number of car parks around campus which are best viewed on our campus map. Campus users' parking needs have been considered and accommodated as much as possible. We naturally have to weigh up the environmental impact of car travel and our day to day operations. Please take a look at our FAQs below to find out more. If you need additional information please email the car parking team at carparking@fxplus.ac.uk and they will be happy to help with any queries.

The current parking tariffs at the Penryn Campus (valid until 31 August 2016) can be located in section 9.0 of the 2015/2016 Penryn car parking policy.

The parking tariffs at Penryn Campus commencing 1st September 2016 are as follows:

Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm (daytime):

  • Up to 1 hour: Free
  • 1 - 2 hours: £2.00
  • 2 - 4 hours: £2.60
  • 4 - 10 hours: £3.60

Monday to Friday, between 6pm and 8am (overnight):

  • Free but ANPR system still in operation

Weekends (6pm Friday to 8am Monday):

  • Free but ANPR system still in operation

Daily Car Parking Pass

Daily passes are available allowing you the flexibility to come and go during the day. The pass is available from the pay as you leave stations and the cost is £3.40 per day. From the 1st September 2016, the cost of a Daily Pass is £3.60.  You can purchase with a debit/credit card or coins after you have entered in your vehicle's registration number.

 Weekly Car Parking Pass

Weekly passes are available allowing you the flexibility to come and go during the day, throughout the week. The pass is available from the pay as you leave pay stations and the weekly cost is £16, for five consecutive working days, as parking charges do not apply at the weekend. From the 1st September 2016, the cost of a weekly pass is £17. You can purchase with a debit/credit card or coins after you have entered in your vehicle’s registration number.

If a weekly pass includes a bank holiday the system will identify this and your weekly pass will be extended accordingly. The expiry date/time of a weekly pass is based on when the vehicle being paid for ‘enters’ the car park. The tariff allows unrestricted entry and exit over a 24 hour period, within the validity of a weekly pass.

If you have any queries about weekly passes please contact Penryn reception or email carparking@fxplus.ac.uk.

* UK bank holidays (Academic Year 2016/2017):

  • 26 December 2016
  • 27 December 2016
  • 2 January 2017
  • 14 April 2017
  • 17 April 2017
  • 1 May 2017
  • 29 May 2017
  • 28th August 2017
Pay As You Leave FAQs
You have a couple of options available to you.

Parking on campus is free up to 1 hour. You can enter the car parks via the main barriers and drop people off at a convenient spot without incurring any charge. Upon exiting the car park the ANPR system will recognise your number plate and the barrier will lift.

If you don’t need to enter the main car parks, you can drop people off by the bus stops. These are accessible by taking the 2nd exit at the mini roundabout on first entering Penryn Campus. This is purely a drive through solution. Once you’ve dropped someone off please follow the road round to your right and exit the campus as normal.

If you need to wait for any reason please enter the car parks via the main barriers and park in the main car parks. We recommend visiting a pay station before you leave just in case you have exceeded the 1 hour free parking. You can then proceed to the exit and the barriers will lift when the system registers your details and sees that you’ve paid/are entitled to free parking.

Penryn Campus car parks are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Leaving a car during the day or night is at your own risk. However, if you’re planning to leave your car for more than 1 night please make Campus Patrol at Penryn Reception aware of this in advance.
You can park in any of the main car parks beyond the barriers on campus.

If you are parking in one of the main car parks you will need to visit a pay station prior to exiting the campus, enter your registration number and pay the appropriate tariff.

If you are a reserved visitor you will be required to park in car park A. Please note that you will need to obtain a permit from Heart Reception, to park in the reserved visitor bays, which will have been organised prior to your visit.p> All other short term visitors must use the main car parks beyond the barriers.

'Reserved Visitors' parking spaces can be booked by the relevant institution/department for business, use, by providing the name and vehicle registration details of the visitor plus the date and time of booking required

. Please note we cannot reserve bays without the purchase of a book of permits

Please e-mail the details to parking.reservations@fxplus.ac.uk at least 24 hours in advance of the visit.


Spaces are subject to availability and are limited to 10 spaces per booking per day between the hours of 08:30 and 17:30

Reserved Visitor permits are sold in sets of 6 and 12 at the cost of £25.20 or £50.40 and cannot be purchased individually. A purchase order must be raised and e-mailed to parking.reservations@fxplus.ac.uk, where the permits will be added to a database ready to be used as required (they do not expire).

Department's will be charged retrospectively for this service by invoice


Visitors parking their vehicle in car park A will need to obtain a permit from the Heart reception, which will have been organised prior to their visit. Please note that failure to park in a reserved visitor bay without authorisation/purchase of a permit, might result in the issue of a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

No guarantee for visitor parking can be made for reservations with less than 24 hours notice or where no reservation has been made at all


Minibuses are permitted to park in the car parks - please note this excludes coaches. Please contact Campus Patrol if you plan to bring a minibus to campus. We require 48 hours notice if possible.
You can park in any of the main car parks beyond the barriers. You are allowed to park for up to 2 hours within these car parks without charge. If you stay for more than 2 hours you will need to pay the standard hourly charges. This service is managed directly by The Fitness Centre, they can be contacted by emailing sportscentre@fxplus.ac.uk.
Unfortunately no. Sleeping in your vehicle on campus overnight is prohibited.
Upon signing in at the Penryn Campus reception, contractors on site can obtain car parking permissions if their vehicle is needed whilst work is being under taken. Please bring your vehicle registration details with you.
When the hire vehicle arrives on campus the barriers will lift automatically on entry as it does for all permit and non-permit holders. The car hire company representative will then need to sign in the keys at Penryn reception. Penryn reception will enter the hire vehicle registration details on the ANPR system for the duration of the hire period, allowing the hire company to exit without payment when the vehicle is collected.

Fitness Centre external users (external is defined as any member who is not a student or member of staff of Falmouth, UoE, FXU or FX Plus) are allowed to park for up to 2 hours within the main car parks. All gym members must visit a pay station before returning to their vehicle to validate their exit in case of a discrepancy between arrival times. A fee will only be levied if the vehicle has been in the car park for over 2 hours. Fitness Centre staff must have validated the permit prior to exit.

External gym members who remain on campus beyond this 2 hour period will be charged on exit for their stay.