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Travelling and Parking Information Induction 2019

We hope you are looking forward to starting at the University of Suffolk in September. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with local travel and parking information ahead of you starting your course with us so you can plan how you are going to travel to university.

The University of Suffolk encourages sustainable travel, and we recommend you avoid travelling to university by car wherever possible; particularly during your first week with us. During induction week (16 September – 20 September) there will be a large number of students travelling to university to attend welcome sessions, and as a result, car parking spaces will be in high demand and space will be limited. We recommend that you consider the below alternative methods of travel when planning your journey to us.


Induction on Monday 16 September will be taking place at the Ipswich Regent Theatre. If it is absolutely essential that you must drive on the Monday, we have included information below regarding nearby car parks to the Ipswich Regent.

There is no on site car parking at the Ipswich Regent, with the exception of blue badge holder car parking at the rear of the Regent. The closest car parks are:

Cobden Place Car Park

Cox Lane Car Park

Tacket Street Car Park


If you have any questions about travelling and parking at the University please contact the Infozone on 01473 338833 or

Map to Ipswich Regent - for Monday 16 September 2019

We’ve also included a map of how to get to the Ipswich Regent from the University of Suffolk:

Alternative travel options

The Passenger Transport of Suffolk County Council; information is available on their website to assist with:

  • Encouraging more people to use public transport
  • Journey planning
  • Bus stop timetables

This site provides comprehensive information for all public transport services within East Anglian areas and also offers door-to-door journey planning across the whole of England, Scotland and Wales.  Walking and cycling times can also be factored in to fully plan your journey.

Enables a search for a bus stop by entering a postcode, street and town; or a stop name and town.

CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists

UK-wide and International cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes by bike.

An urban walking route planner, giving a route map between any two points, including journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving.

Information on sustainable travel, providing options on what there is within Suffolk to reduce your mileage and help Suffolk to become the greenest county.

University of Suffolk Car Parks

If car travel is absolutely necessary, please bear in mind that it may take longer to travel to campus than normal due to traffic and there is no guarantee that you will be able to find somewhere to park close to campus.

All vehicles must display a University of Suffolk car parking permit. To obtain a permit you must have enrolled and have access to our intranet, MySuffolk. You should apply for your car parking permit on MySuffolk (Student Information > Forms, Policies and Guides > Car Park Permit Application). You will need access to a printer to print off your permit. There is a £2 charge per day to park in the University of Suffolk car parks. Parking in a University car park at any time without a valid permit will result in a fine being issued. Further information can be found at

Public Car Parks

If you do not have access to print your parking permit yet there are nearby public car parks you can use, providing spaces are available. Further information can be found at

Car Sharing

Car sharing is the most environmentally, economically and socially sustainable option if you have to drive by car. If you know someone else starting at the University of Suffolk in September, why not see if you can drive in together. You may find the website, useful in finding someone to share lifts with or why not add a post to the Discussion Area of the Applicant Area.

Blue Badge Holders

There are parking bays in the University of Suffolk car parks clearly marked for disabled users with blue badges. Blue badge holders do not need to pay to park in the University of Suffolk car park.