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Car travel and parking for Leicester General Hospital

Traffic congestion

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

The latest information about roadworks and traffic within Leicester is provided by Leicester City Council.

For information on how this may effect your journey see Traffic Information

Leicester General Hospital is situated about three miles east of the Leicester city centre in Evington.

Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road

How to get to the Leicester General hospital


Car parking

Please be aware that as of 16 November 2020, parking in our hospital car parks is chargeable as follows: 


Charge (as of 20th May 2019)

Up to 30mins

 Free at the LRI only

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)


Leicester General Hospital car parks are accessible from Coleman Road and Wakerley Road, the car parks are open 24 hours a day.

The patient car park at the Leicester General Hospital site operate on a pay and display basis, when you arrive you need to purchase the appropriately timed ticket and display this in the front window of your vehicle.

 The car park office is open weekdays from 0800 until 1600. Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0116 204 7888 for further assistance.   

  • Disabled parking
    Disabled badge holders can park for free in the assigned disabled bays or any pay and display car park, providing their badge is clearly visible during their stay.

  • 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

  • Primary Carer Tickets
    The primary 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, however the prime carer must provide proof of previous car park usage.

Cycle and motorbike parking

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 three times per month for a period of at least three months are able to claim back parking charges.

To claim back parking charges, you will 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 near main Reception.

Blue Badge Holders

If, as a patient, you are in possession of the Blue badge and have an appointment, you qualify for free parking. Park in any pay and display bay and 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. If you have parked in the Pay and Display car park, 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.

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