Where Can I Park?
Hourly Charge Visitor Car Parks
The two main visitor car parks are charged for by the hour and are located at:
- Perrott’s Inch (P1, off Western Road)
- College Road (P2, entry from Perrott Avenue)
Visitor Car Parking Rates
|Exit within 30 mins||Free|
|Each Additional Hour||€2.00 per hour|
|Evening Cut-Off Rate* After 18.30 (Mon - Fri)||€2.00 max|
*If parking started before 18.30, the cut-off applies to hours of parking commencing after 18.30
Download the Visitor Parking Map.
€2 Charge on Exit after 7pm
There is a €2 charge on exit after 7pm from the main campus, Geography Car Park, Aras na Laoi Car Park and Food Science Car Park. The North Mall car park is charged at €2 from 5pm on entry for operational reasons.
Pay and Display Visitor Car Parks
Visitor parking is also available at:
- Western Gateway Building
- Brookfield Health Science Complex
- North Mall Campus
Pay and Display tickets here are €2 per hour.
Only permit holders can access the other on-campus car parks Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.
Park and Ride
UCC also provides a Park and Ride service with frequent shuttle buses from its Pouladuff P+R car park near the N40 South Ring Road (‘Togher’, exit 7) or the Black Ash P+R at the Kinsale Road Roundabout (October–May, N27/N40, exit 6). Shuttles operate 8am to 6.30pm (from/to Black Ash 9am to 6.30pm) and take 10–15 minutes.
Download the latest Park and Ride Map.
There are restrictions on truck movements on Campus. In order to minimise risk, it is necessary to have all truck deliveries completed and off campus before 8am. Truck deliveries arriving on campus after 7.45am will be turned away. Vans will continue to be given access during the day, however, we would ask that where possible these deliveries be completed by 8am also.
Short term parking for delivery vehicles is at the discretion of the security staff at the main campus Security Centre who can be contacted at each entrance barrier. Deliveries must not obstruct access. The Security Centre (Ext. 2266) should be contacted before large delivery vehicles access the campus.
Motorists with Disabilities
A number of marked spaces are reserved solely for the use of the disabled. Cars parked in these spaces must display windscreen stickers.
Disabled visitors are permitted to access campus whenever possible on request to the vehicular entrance to the main campus.
Parking for contractor's staff is generally not available within UCC. Access for a limited number of vehicles will be allowed to deliver materials, etc. The Safety and Health Plan for Capital Projects should adequately address deliveries, parking etc. to ensure the safety of UCC personnel.
Car Parking Conditions
UCC's buildings are located in suburban and city centre areas of Cork City. As a result those wishing to access the University are strongly urged to use non-car modes of travel. UCC is well served by public transport and attempts are being made to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities.
Those driving and parking on campus should always show consideration for pedestrians who have priority and to be aware that persons with disabilities use the campus.
- Anybody parking in the environs of UCC should park in legitimate spaces only and respect the needs of local residents.
- There is a maximum speed limit of 15 km/h (c 10 mph) on the campus and in the car parks.
- The College car parks are open as follows: 8.00am - 10.30pm. Overnight parking is not allowed. Access to the main campus car parks - rear of the Science building (left hand side, Physics car park), Aras na Laoi and Donovan’s Road (Geography), do not require a swipe key after 6.00pm. This facilitates night students and will help relieve congestion in the parking surrounding areas.
- Access for vehicle parking within the majority of UCC's sites is restricted to staff and students with valid ID, to the disabled, and to pre-authorised visitors.
- Parking is only permitted in the marked spaces in all parking areas (between two white lines). In car parks with counting facilities when these spaces are full, no further vehicles will be permitted entry. This is essential for compliance with the Fire Regulations, to facilitate access to the buildings and allow free movement of pedestrians.
- The marked disabled parking spaces are strictly reserved for vehicles with disabled stickers.
- All vehicles are parked at the owner's risk and the College does not accept liability for any loss, consequential loss, or damage.
- UCC reserves the right to remove or clamp any vehicles which obstruct access for emergency vehicles or if not parked in a marked space. A charge of €80 will apply for removal of wheel clamp (payable to clamping contractor).No liability is accepted for any damage resulting from the removal of any vehicle by UCC.
- UCC will operate a penalty system whereby those who disregard the "Parking Conditions" will receive one warning and thereafter any offence will lead to their swipe key being disallowed for a period of one month. Persistent offenders will have their swipe key disabled for longer periods or withdrawn altogether.