Parking charges

P+R Utrecht Science Park

P+R Utrecht Science Park is one of the largest multi-storey car parks in the Netherlands, with 2,000 spaces. There are 1,500 parking spaces available for permit holders who work at the healthcare and research institutions in Utrecht Science Park. There are also 500 public P+R parking places belonging to the City of Utrecht. P+R users pay €5 per day for parking and can then travel into the city by public transport free of charge using their parking ticket (maximum 5 people per car). You must pay immediately upon parking for the bus ticket to be valid. This makes a lot of sense for those visiting the city centre because it is cheaper than paying for parking there (which is €4.50 per hour). A whole day of parking without using public transport costs €4.69.

To find out more about P+R Utrecht Science Park and smart ways of getting into Utrecht, please visit (website in Dutch).

Parking charges

For the UMC Utrecht is €1.80 per hour (€0.30 per 10 minutes). The maximum rate per day is €18,00 (also in case of loss of the parking ticket). For less than 30 minutes you pay nothing. The rates apply on every day of the week and 24 hours a day. There is also a weekly ticket for sale for €30.00.

As of 1 October 2019, the rates for paid parking at the Utrecht Science Park (USP) will be uniformed. Just like patients and visitors of the UMC Utrecht, employees, students and visitors of the University of Utrecht and the Hogeschool Utrecht will also pay €1.80 per hour. This rate will also apply to UU car parks on working days between 7.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. hours.

What will change?

Current situation until 1 October 2019

  Rate first 30 minutes Rate per hour Maximum daily rate
UMC Utrecht free €1,80 €18,-
UU and HU free €1,- €7,-

Situation as of 1 October 2019

  Rate first 30 minutes  Rate per hour Maximum daily rate
UMC Utrecht,
UU and HU
gratis €1,80 €18,-

The rates on the other university grounds/garage are €0.50 per 33 minutes from Monday to Friday 07.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. hours (free application within 30 minutes, the first 30 minutes must also be paid for later application). There is a daily maximum of €7.00 (also in case of loss of the parking ticket).


All car parks accept cash payment, PIN and creditcard.

Parking penalties

The university parking facilities are managed by FSC Security, and the hospital parking facilities are managed by the UMC Utrecht security services. Both organisations use wheel clamps on illegally-parked vehicles. The clamp will be removed after the applicable removal fees have been paid. The cost for removing a clamp is €25 (on university-owned land). From 1 October 2019 the cost will be €50, the same price as UMC Utrecht.

Parking cards

Under the arrangements for visitor’s parking, some organisations, units and companies located in Utrecht Science Park are able to cover guests' parking costs by issuing a card that can be used to exit the parking facility. Please ask the person you are visiting whether such a card is available. Parties that issue these cards are invoiced for the parking costs quarterly or annually, depending on turnover.

Parking spaces for disabled people

Most buildings at Utrecht Science Park have general disabled parking spaces near the entrance to the building. These parking spaces can be used by holders of a European disabled parking card (Blue Badge).

Parking for residents

Residents of the Cambridgelaan student complex may use the parking spaces in this residential area. A system of permits is in place, which you can find out more about from the management of the residential complex or the owner, SSH Utrecht. Residents of all complexes can also make use of the general parking facilities around Utrecht Science Park under the same conditions as visitors. The number of parking spaces in Utrecht Science Park is based partly on the demand for parking from residential buildings