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How to get here

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is located next to the M1 Motorway (Junction 11) between Luton and Dunstable.

The main entrance to the hospital is on Lewsey Road, which is accessible from Dunstable Road. Please click here to view our hospital site map, including car parking locations.

Arriving by car, motorcycle or cycle:
If you are travelling by car our postcode for a Sat Nav is LU4 0DZ. Our car parks are located off of Lewsey Road, Calnwood Road and Dunstable Road. Please click here to view them on our map.

Motorcycling parking is free for solo motorcycles when parking in the designated motorcycle areas (located in the Lewsey Road car park opposite the Main Entrance and St Mary’s car park). In the event that there is no space available, parking in a regular space/bay will incur the relevant parking charges.

There are a number of bicycle parking facilities across the hospital site.

Arriving by bus:
You can arrive at the hospital via the Luton and Dunstable Busway, both Arriva and Centrebus have routes to the L&D. Please click here to view the bus routes available. 

Arriving by train:
The nearest train station is Leagrave which is approximately 1.5 miles from the hospital and is served by Thameslink.

Luton’s main train station is approximately four miles away in Luton Town Centre.

Car parking facilities and drop-off points:
Patients and visitors to the L&D should be aware that on-site parking can be congested at peak times. Therefore please consider being dropped off at the hospital or consider using public transport, as we are well served by local buses and trains and the busway is close by.
Please click here to view our car parking terms and conditions. 

Pay of Foot (POF) is currently used int he St Mary’s (Dunstable Road), Lewsey Road and the mixed visitor/disabled car park to the rear of the hospital site. Drivers need to take a ticket on entry, then before leaving the hospital pay the fee at the Pay Station (on foot) and then place your validated ticket into the machine when you drive to the exit barrier. POF stations accept coins, notes (change given) and debit/credit car payments.

Please note, St Mary’s car park located on Dunstable Road is only accessible from the eastbound side (heading towards Luton) of the dual carriageway.

Pay & Display (P&D) is currently used in the Calnwood Road, Maternity and Breast Screening visitors car parks. Drivers need to pay the relevant fee at the Pay Station and display the ticket on their windscreens. Please be aware that the P&D pay stations do not take bank notes and you will need to have change available to pay for your parking. However, debit/credit card payments and payments by text are accepted.

The current charges for car parking at the hospital are:

Time Price
Drop off and up to 10 minutes Free
Up to 30 minutes £1
Up to 2 hours £3
Up to 3 hours £4
Up to 5 hours £6
Up to 6 hours £8
Up to 12 hours £10
More than 12 hours £20

Concessionary charges:
Concessionary rates are available for some patients and visitors, please print and complete our concessionary charges form.

Blue Badge holders will be required to pay the full charges for car parking, unless they qualify for the concessionary rates.

Please click here to view more information on Concessionary charges and eligibility. – this includes regular appointments, visitors, parents and carers in the Paediatric Unit and NICU.

Considerate parking:
Please be considerate to others when parking:

  • Do not park on yellow lines or hatched areas
  • Only park in designated parking bays
  • Do not park as to cause obstruction to traffic, remember this is a hospital and emergency vehicles require access 24 hours a day
  • Do not park as to cause obstruction to other users of the car park
  • Do not park across the entrances of the hospital or pedestrian walkways
  • Blue badges must be displayed when parking in disabled bays

Car Parking Enforcement:
The hospital land is private property and parking is managed and enforced by APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd on the Trust’s behalf. It is essential that our car parks are patrolled to avoid inconsiderate parking and to ensure ease of access by ambulances and other emergency vehicles. A £70 parking charge notice will be applied to vehicles parked inappropriately.

If you have a query regarding your parking charge please contact:

APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd
PO Box 1010
0845 301 1151

All Appeals against car parking charges must be submitted directly to APCOA Parking (UK) Ltd within 28 days beginning with the date of the issue of the Parking Charge Notice.