If you’re coming punting with us then these are our top recommendations for parking – based on price and proximity. Looking forward to seeing you on the river!

Cambridge Park & Ride

Firstly, as in most cities, Cambridge is best navigated using the Park and Ride services.  This alternative to driving and queuing for expensive spots within the city centre can be avoided entirely whichever direction you approach the city.

Cambridge offers 5 Park and Ride options, all located around the borders of the city. Parking is free  for up to 18 hours with buses operating every 10 minutes within peak times.

Find out more on the Cambridge Park & Ride website.

Park and Ride Choices Cambridge

Castle Hill Car Park

Castle Hill Car Park
Castle Street
Cambridge
CB3 0AR

A 5 minute walk from our punting moorings on Jesus Green and 15 minute walk from the city centre.

This car park is open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day. Parking is free outside the chargeable hours.  Note that weekly passes can be bought for £35.80. There are 4 Blue Badge spaces.

Castle Hill Car Park Fees

Pound Hill Pay & Display Parking

Pound Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AE

Pound Hill is located next to Kettles Yard, which is less than 5 minutes away from the river, perfect for a short stay option.

It costs £0.70 for a half hour with a maximum two-hour stay. Parking is free in the evening.

Chesterton Lane Pay & Display Parking

Chesterton Lane
Cambridge
CB4 1AA

Chesterton Lane is located next to Kettles Yard, which is less than 5 minutes away from the river, perfect for a short stay option.

It costs £0.70 for a half hour with a maximum two-hour stay. Parking is free in the evening.

Grand Arcade Car Park

Grand Arcade Car Park
Corn Exchange Street
Cambridge
CB2 3BJ

Located within Cambridge’s main shopping centre, the Grand Arcade is just 10 minutes walk to go punting.

Open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day. Evening and overnight parking is charged at £1.20 per hour.

Grand Arcade Parking Fees

Park Street Car Park – Now Closed

Park Street Car Park
Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS

The car park closed for redevelopment at midday on 4 January 2022. We expect the redeveloped car park to reopen in August 2024.