Parking charges and discounts

Car parking charges at Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital as of 22 July 2019.

Parking charges
Period of stayCharge
Up to 1 hour £2.30
Up to 2 hours £3.80
Up to 3 hours £4.50
Up to 4 hours £5.70
Up to 5 hours £6.70
Up to 6 hours £9.00
Between 6 and 12 hours £12.00
Between 12 and 24 hours £15.00

There are special concessions available for some of our patients.

Long stay parking

If you need to use the car park for more than a few days, it may be worthwhile considering purchasing a long-stay ticket. Long stay tickets allow unlimited parking for 7, 14 or 30 days.

Long stay parking charges
Number of daysLong stay ticket price
7 £20.00
14 £35.00
30 £50.00

Please obtain an authorised long stay voucher from your ward and bring it to the Travelwise office.

Concessionary parking available for patients receiving certain treatments

There are special concessions available for some of our patients receiving certain treatments. Further information regarding these can be obtained directly from the department providing your care or the Travelwise department.

For information in advance of visit please e-mail Travelwise@uhs.nhs.uk or call 02381 204133 to speak to a member of the team.

Free parking or transport for patients receiving certain benefits

If you are a patient, you may be eligible for free parking or transport to the hospital if you:

  • receive income support, or
  • are the holder of an NHS tax credit exemption card, or
  • are the holder of an HC2 / HC3 form.

To qualify you must have an appointment or be admitted or discharged from hospital on the day of parking.

Take your proof of entitlement card and car park ticket to the cashier’s office by the main entrance of Southampton General Hospital, to obtain free parking.

For more details on assistance with parking or transport costs please see NHS Choices' information on the healthcare travel costs scheme.

Information for patients travelling from the Isle of Wight

In addition to the Healthcare travel scheme which enables patients to access cheaper fares to attend appointments at Southampton General Hospital, Red Funnel also have two free car parking spaces adjacent to West Cowes Red Funnel terminal. If you wish to take advantage of this free car parking please phone Red Funnel on 084 4844 9988. These spaces are very popular and get booked up quickly so book early.

Wightlink do not offer any free car parking spaces.

Parking enforcement for inappropriate parking

Please be aware that enforcement notices are issued to vehicles not parked in appropriate spaces at the Southampton General and Princess Anne Hospitals.

The enforcement charge is the sum of £70 however this is reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.

The enforcement is part of our ongoing strategy to improve parking and traffic flow - disruptions to this can compromise the experience of our patients as well as important access for emergency vehicles.

All surplus income generated from the enforcement is used to develop parking facilities and sustainable travel services.

Where the money goes

Revenue generated through car parks is used for the upkeep and security of the car parks, and the remainder is ploughed directly and immediately back into frontline patient services.