Plan your route
You might find the following websites useful in planning your route to our hospital (other websites are available)
AA Map finder - enter your postcode, town or area to find online maps of your area
Google maps- enter your postcode, town or area and the hospital postcode CT1 3NG
AA Route Planner - you can search for a route using street or postcode, town or city and enter the hospital postcode CT1 3NG.
Follow @KentHighways for the latest information on traffic and travel news or visit the Kent Government website
Kent and Canterbury Hospital offers pay-on-foot and pay & display parking. Drivers can enter the site via the entrance off Ethelbert Road, or via the entrance at South Canterbury Road.
Car park 1 (pay-on-foot)
43 bays - directly opposite the Children’s Assessment Centre and the Gate Clinic. Pay at the pay station located near the car park exit before returning to your vehicle.
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Car park 2 (pay-on-foot)
86 bays - located centrally, opposite the Fracture Clinic. Pay at the pay station located at the bottom end of the car park before returning to your vehicle.
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Car park 3 (pay-on-foot)
122 bays - located at the Outpatients end of the site, outside the Haemophilia Centre. Pay at the pay station located to the left of the Outpatients building before returning to your vehicle.
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Car park Zone 4 (pay & display)
34 bays - located outside the Medical Education Centre (opposite Day Surgery) and the recommended parking location for any clinics in the 1937 building, including Oncology.
Designated disabled bays can be found outside of all the main hospital entrance points for the use of blue-badge holders:
Patient drop-off bays are located directly outside the hospital entrances. These are intended for drop-off and pick-up only and we would ask you not to wait or park there as space is limited.
Renal, Headway and Clinical Rehabilitation patients each have limited designated bays located close to those departments. Please speak to your clinical contact for further details.
Staff parking areas are reserved for staff permit holders only – please be careful not to park in one of these as you may be liable to a parking ticket. Please also be mindful of areas signed for restricted use as standard P&D tickets will not be valid in those areas.
Canterbury Medical Centre is a new community GP surgery located just inside the hospital site at the top of Ethelbert Road. It is not linked with East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust other than sharing part of our site. Please be very careful not to park in their patient car park which is camera controlled as you will receive a parking ticket from their car park operator.
Weekly permits and parking charges
Weekly permits for use in the barrier car parks can be obtained via the pay stations. Simply press the 'others' button on the pay station display screen and the weekly ticket option will appear. Keep the ticket safe as on subsequent visits, you will need to insert it at the entry barrier to gain access, and again at the exit barrier when you leave.
For details of parking charges, please see parking information and charges.