Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Parking: 'Pay by Phone'

Update on parking arrangements

We’re making changes to parking services on campus from late January onwards to create a more sustainable and flexible parking experience overall. Please click here for further information.

Our parking signs are also being updated to the new provider within January. Members of staff may continue to use the current system to purchase parking on the alternative tariff until the end of the month.

    New cashless, touchless payment method

    Pay by Phone

    Prices from the 1st October 2020 - 30th September 2022

    • Up to 2 hours - £2.00
    • Up to 3 hours - £3.00
    • Up to 4 hours - £4.00
    • Full day (until 6am the next day) - £7.00

    Weekend and evening parking charges from 1st October 2020 - 30th September 2022

    • Evenings - £1.00 from 5pm-6am (if you have bought an all-day ticket this includes the evening and you do not need to buy another ticket).
    • Weekends - £1.00 until 6am the following day (a ticket on Saturday would be valid until 6am on Sunday; a ticket on Sunday would be valid until 6am on Monday).

    The purchase of a ticket or permit does not guarantee a parking space.

    Find out where to park here.

    What is Pay by Phone and how does it work?

    Pay by phone is a mobile-friendly service accessible on campus using any device with a browser that has internet connection.

    You will see signs in the car park telling you how to pay, advising you to enter the web URL with its own unique location code in your browser address bar at You can see details of car parks online in advance to help you plan your journey.

    What if I don't have a phone and cannot pay by phone?

    Pay By Phone is a new initiative which will help to keep our community safe. This is a priority as we cope with the impact of the global pandemic. Touchless payments provide a far safer approach to parking payments than cash.

    However, we want everyone to have fair and appropriate access to our car parks. Anyone holding a valid blue badge will not be expected to pay parking charges, and if anyone else has problems paying by phone, they can contact us in advance so that we can provide support to them.

    'Flexi-pay' scratch cards

    Following the introduction of cashless parking and ‘Pay by Phone’ parking, we no longer sell the purple FlexiPay parking scratch cards at Senate House, Gibbet Hill Café & University House Café. Both the purple FlexiPay & green MultiMode scratch cards are valid until 31st December 2021; please display your scratch card on your dashboard as before. Green MultiMode scratch cards are no longer be valid in staff permit holder car parks as the trial has ended.

    When using the scratch cards, the normal restrictions still apply, you can only park in lined bays. You cannot park:

    • In disabled bays without a valid blue badge
    • Car share spaces before 10am unless you’re part of the WarwickShare or 'Take a Mate' car sharing schemes
    • EV charging bays without a valid plug-in vehicle
    • In any other restricted areas

    Each card is valid for one day only – you must scratch out the date you’re using it on and display it clearly on your dashboard. Scratch cards are transferrable between valid car parks on the same day.

    Any problems?

    If you experience any difficulties with paying for parking via our new ‘Pay by phone’ service, you can reach us Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4:00pm and Friday between 8am - 3.00pm as follows:

    (02476 5) 22206
    If you wish to cancel a transaction that has not yet been used please contact us for a refund.