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Car parking and travel for Glenfield Hospital

Glenfield Hospital is situated about three miles north west of Leicester city centre.

Glenfield Hospital,
Groby Road,

Traffic congestion in Leicester is increasing. If you are travelling by car you may need to allow extra time for your journey as queuing can occur at peak times. 

The Leicester City Council provides various information about roadworks and traffic within Leicester.

For more information on how this may effect your journey to the hospitals follow the link below:

> Traffic Information   


How to get to the Glenfield hospital

  Car parking

Parking in our hospital car parks is chargeable as follows: 



Up to 30mins

Free* (applies in the main car park only - not in the pay and display car park)

Up to 1 hour


1 to 2 hours


2 to 3 hours


3 to 4 hours


4 to 8 hours


8 to 12 hours


12 to 24 hours


Night tariff 8pm – 6am




Patient/Carer Saver Tickets








£25.00 (£50.00 of parking credit)

Inpatient for over 6 weeks

Free parking (for prime carer with proof of car park usage)

The Glenfield Hospital car parks are accessible from Glenfrith Way (A563) and Groby Road (A50), the car parks are open 24 hours a day. The car park office is open weekdays from 0800 until 1600. Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0116 204 7888 for further assistance.   

  • Patients entering and exiting within 30 minutes will not be charged this applies to the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the main patient car park at the Glenfield 30 minutes will not be charged.
  • Drop-off points  (Maximum 20 minutes parking)
    There are drop-off points at the main entrances to all of the hospitals.      
  • Restricted parking areas  
    Be careful when parking to keep restricted areas clear. These are indicated by red markings. Cars parked in these areas will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Prime Carers
    The prime carer of a patient that has been in hospital for more than six weeks will be provided with free parking from the beginning of the seventh week. There will be one exemption per patient which can be passed between carers if the prime carer provides proof of previous car park usage.
  • The weekly and monthly parking ticket for patients/prime carers can be transferred between the 3 acute sites.
  • Patients on Benefits.  Patients receiving qualifying benefits can have their parking charges reimbursed (this applies to external public car parks as well as the hospital car parks).

Click here more information on the above charges

Parking exists for cycles and motorbikes at the main entrance to each of the hospitals, for more detailed locations see the site maps.

Free parking 

As per government guidelines, we now offer the following:-

  • Regular users, patients that attend at least 3 times a month for a period of at least 3 months, are able to claim back parking charges. To claim back parking, you will only need to do the following: 
    • Keep all car park receipts
    • Keep appointment letters, for the day that matches to dates of the receipt.
    • Visit the cashier’s office, located Balmoral Ground Floor (LRI) or near main Reception (LGH/GH).
  • Blue Badge HoldersIf, as a patient, you are in possession of the Blue badge and have an appointment, you qualify for free parking. Visit the car park office on the way out with your  blue badge and appointment letter or buzz the exit terminal when leaving the car park.  If in the pay and display do not pay but display your blue badge.
  • Parents of children staying overnight (aged 17 & 364 days or younger). Parents of children that have to stay in overnight can claim free parking. To claim this, the parent needs to visit the car park office on the way out of the hospital. Please take your ticket to the car park office, provide the Childs “S Number” and you will receive free overnight parking. The duration of the free parking is 1930 – 0800 (7pm-8am). Anything outside of the given hours is chargeable. Please note that this is valid for one car per transaction. 

How to find the car park office:

The car park office can be found on the ground floor, walk in the main entrance, passed the shop (on the right), the office is opposite the cash point.

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