Park and Ride

Since 2018, the University has operated a park and ride facility for staff, students and visitors. Located at Sixfields, Edgar Mobbs Way (NN5 5JR), only two miles from Waterside Campus, this is the primary University parking option for commuting students Monday – Friday.

Parking is free with payment required for the park and ride bus only – operated by Stagecoach – at a fare of £1.50 single for student and staff when purchased on the Stagecoach App using the exclusive University of Northampton link.

Don’t worry if you’re not a University of Northampton student or staff member, you can still park for free and get a £2 single under the governments Help for Households Scheme.

The Park and Ride buses run hourly during the daytime and more frequently at peak times to Waterside to provide quick reliable bus travel to the University campus.

If you are travelling to the Innovation Centre, St Johns Halls or the Development Hub, you can use the park and ride service, take the 18 Stagecoach service and alight at the relevant stop (the Innovation Centre/Rail Station or Waterside).

For the latest timetable, please visit Stagecoach Buses.

Sixfields Park and Ride​

Our Park and Ride car park has height restriction barriers. If you would like to park here but have a high vehicle, please email within 48 hours of your stay and we will get these opened for your arrival.


The Claret Car Park
Edgar Mobbs Way

  • Opens: All year (subject to term time changes, public holidays etc).
  • Number of parking spaces: Approximately 700
  • Open to: University staff, students and visitors.
  • Cost: Park for free and ride the bus for £1.50 single (staff & students), £2 visitors.
  • Payment: £1.50 fare on the Stagecoach app via UON, £2 single pay on bus, contactless or stagecoach app.
  • Frequency (peak time): Hourly Monday – Friday, more frequent peak times.
  • Route: West – East shuttle service including the rail station and Waterside.
  • Opening hours: 6am – 9pm, Monday – Friday (no overnight stays).
  • Security: Town Centre CCTV system.
  • Real time information: See when your next bus is going to arrive.


Find information about the Accessibility of these car parks on the AccessAble website:

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