Find out about the cost of parking at our hospitals, how you can pay for parking, and parking charge exemptions.

Last updated: 7 April 2022

Parking office details

Parking at our hospitals is provided by Saba Parking, who can be contacted using the following details:

  • Saba Parking Shop, Cheltenham General Hospital, 0300 422 4174
  • Saba Parking Shop, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, 0300 422 6101

The Saba parking offices can be contacted during the following opening hours:

Cheltenham office Gloucester office
Monday (excludes bank holidays) 9am to 5pm 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 5pm 9am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm 9am to 12.30pm
Sunday 9am to 5pm CLOSED

If you have any other queries, please email our Trust transport manager Clive Dawson.

Cost of parking

The following parking charges apply to both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals:

Up to 1 hour £2.40
Up to 2 hours £4.40
Up to 3 hours £6.20
Up to 4 hours £7.40
Up to 6 hours £9.10
Up to 24 hours £12.40

Our parking charges are in line with other car parks in Cheltenham and Gloucester, to discourage people who are not visiting our hospitals from parking in our car parks.

Some patients may qualify for reductions and exemptions to parking charges. Check our parking exemptions and reduction information page for more information.


If you lose your ticket, you will be charged the full daily rate of £12.40.

Drop off

There is a grace facility in designated areas for ambulance, public and disabled drop-off or pick-up. These apply to:

  • Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road car park (20 minutes)
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, multi storey car park (15 minutes) and the Orchard car park (20 minutes)

How to pay for parking

There are two types of visitor car parks on our hospital sites:

  • pay and display: pay for your parking using one of the machines within the car parking area and display your purchased ticket in your windscreen
  • pay on exit: take a ticket at the barrier and pay at a machine on foot before returning to your car

You can pay by cash, credit or debit card, and the pay on exit machines will give change. The machines and the payment methods they accept are colour-coded as follows:

  • green: cash only
  • red: card only payment
  • yellow: cash and card payments accepted

Saba parking app

You can also pay for parking using the Saba parking UK app, if you are parking at:

  • College Road (Cheltenham General Hospital)
  • the Breast Centre (Cheltenham General Hospital)
  • the Orchard Centre (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital)
  • Hope House (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital)

You can download the Saba parking UK app from the Apple or Google Play stores.

Help with the cost of parking

Check our exemptions and permits page to see if you are eligible for help you with the cost of parking.