Visitors parking

From 13th November 2023 visitors to campus will be required to pay for their parking.  Visitors can register via the following methods:

Registration process

Prebook payment

  • Step 1: Visit the Apcoa prebook website
  • Step 2: Search for Loughborough University and choose date/time of visit.
  • Step 3: Click “Book Now” on Loughborough University Car Parks.
  • Step 4: Confirm location and times and click “Book Now”.
  • Step 5: Enter your details including vehicle registration number.
  • Step 6: If you have a promo code, enter it and click “Apply”.
  • Step 7: Click “Book Now”.
  • Step 8: Park on campus, details of car parks can be found on our Campus Map

ScanPay payment

  • Step 1: Park on campus, details of car parks can be found on our Campus Map
  • Step 2: Visit the ScanPay website. Please ensure you use your mobile camera (no third party app) to scan the QR code & only pay via ScanPay
  • Step 3: Select“Pay for your visit”.
  • Step 4: Select Loughborough University and enter your vehicle registration number and click “Book for today”.
  • Step 5: Select the duration of your stay and click “Continue”.
  • Step 6: If you have a promo code, enter it and click “Apply”.
  • Step 7: Click “Buy now”, input your payment details and click continue.

APCOA connect app

  • Step 1: Park on campus, details of car parks can be found on our Campus Map
  • Step 2: Download the APCOA Connect App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  • Step 3: Open the app, click “Register”, and follow the instructions.
  • Step 4: Click the “Park/EV Charge” button.
  • Step 5: Search for “Loughborough University” or location code 2862.
  • Step 6: Add your vehicle and input the registration number, vehicle make and colour.
  • Step 7: Select your vehicle and click “Continue.”
  • Step 8: Select your parking duration.
  • Step 9: Input your payment details and click “Buy Parking”.

APCOA connect

  • Step 1: Park on campus, details of car parks can be found on our Campus Map.
  • Step 2: Visit the APCOA website 
  • Step 3: Search locations using location code 2862 or typing “Loughborough University”.
  • Step 4: Select the duration of parking a click “Buy”.
  • Step 5: Log into your account, register for an account or click “continue without registering”.
  • Step 6: Confirm your vehicle and click “Next”.
  • Step 7: Check the summary; if amendments need to be made then click “Back”, otherwise, click “Next”.
  • Step 8: Enter your payment details and click “Next”.
  • Step 9: Your purchase is complete.

APCOA connect late pay

  • Step 1: Park on campus, details of car parks can be found on our Campus Map.
  • Step 2: Visit Apcoa website and click “Late Pay” at the top of the screen.
  • Step 3: Log into your account, register for an account or click “continue without registering”.
  • Step 4: Search locations using location code 2862 or typing “Loughborough University”.
  • Step 5: Select the time you parked from (up to 24 hours in the past) and click “Next”.
  • Step 6: Select how long you parked for and click “Next”.
  • Step 7: Confirm your vehicle and click “Next”.
  • Step 8: Check the summary; if amendments need to be made then click “Back”, otherwise, click “Next”.
  • Step 9: Enter your payment details and click “Next”.
  • Step 10: Your purchase is complete.

Pay by phone

  • Step 1: Park on campus, details of car parks can be found on our Campus Map.
  • Step 2: Call 0189 526 2122 or text “Park” to 078 6000 6000 quoting location code 2862.
  • Step 3: Follow the instructions given to pay for your parking.

Pay machines

There are five cashless pay machines on campus. These are located outside the swimming pool, in car park 9, car park 1, and there are two machines in Holywell car park – one outside Sir Denis Rooke and one towards Beach Park. Anyone with a promo code can input these into the machine for discounted or free parking.

Visitors tariff

Tariff

  • Up to 2 hours - £1
  • Up to 4 hours - £2
  • Full day - £4
  • Evening 6pm to 8am - £1
  • Saturday Up to 24 hours - £1
  • Sunday Up to 24 hours - £1

"There is an addition 20p surcharge that applies to each payment using APCOA Connect / Scan Pay"

VIP parking and exemptions

The University’s VIP Car Parking Exemption Policy has been established to provide guidelines for granting parking exemptions to individuals or groups deemed eligible for VIP privileges. The purpose is to ensure fair and efficient use of parking facilities while accommodating the needs of designated VIPs.

Eligibility: University Council, Visiting Academics or key representatives of partner organisations [Industry and HE] including donors and certain Alumni may qualify for VIP parking privileges.

Application Process: Departments are requested to send details of the visitor[s] including vehicle registration information to parking@lboro.ac.uk  Applications should include supporting text indicating how the visitor meets the eligibility.

The Parking Team will confirm once the exemption is in place and VIP parking exemptions will be granted only during the performance of official duties or attendance at University events, the exemption should not be used for general access to campus.

Exemptions are valid for a specified time period and may be subject to renewal upon reapplication. Individuals with VIP parking exemptions are expected to comply with all other parking regulations and facility rules and violations of the VIP Car Parking Exemption Policy may result in the revocation of privileges.

Event-Specific: Exemptions granted for events are limited to the duration of the event and its immediate setup and breakdown periods.

This policy will be subject to periodic review and may be amended as necessary. Suggestions for improvements or changes can be submitted to the Parking Team

Where to park on campus