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We encourage patients and visitors to use public transport, cycle, or to be dropped off at the hospital where possible as there are a limited number of parking spaces.  Please allow plenty of time to find a space before your appointment as delays can occur.

St. Vincent’s University Hospital campus has pay on exit barrier controlled car parks.  Patients and visitors requiring access to the public car parks need to take a ticket on entry and pay the correct parking fee at the nearest pay stations before returning to their car.   Pay stations accept cash (correct change where possible), credit or debit cards.

The car parks are clearly marked around the campus and include:

Car park 1

Multi-storey car park (24hr) located directly in front of the main hospital and the first car park to the left as you enter the campus from Nutley Lane.  Pay stations are located in the car park foyer beside the lifts and beside the car park management office.  Please note there are vehicle height restrictions in this car park.

Car park 2

Underground car park located directly under the Clinical Services Building close to the Emergency Department. Take the second right as you enter the campus from Nutley Lane. Parking is available between 07:15 and 16:00 (there is a 24-hour exit).  Pay stations are located close to lift lobby in the basement.

Access to the main hospital is via the lift and stairwell signposted.  Access is available up to the Emergency Department via stairwell only. Please do not walk up the basement car park ramp to access the hospital.  Please note: there are vehicle height restrictions in this car park.

Car park 3

Herbert Wing car park (24hr) located towards the rear of the campus by taking the first left as you enter the campus from Merrion Road.  Pay stations are located in the Herbert Wing entrance foyer.  There is a drop-off and pick up zone and a free 20 minute time limitPlease note there are no vehicle height restrictions in this car park.

As the hospital does not have the space to offer parking to patients who have to stay in the hospital for long periods of time, we suggest that, where possible, you arrange with someone to bring you to and collect you from the hospital.

Patient collection/drop off points

Drop off points for patients/visitors who are unable to walk from the various car parks are located near to the main entrance, the Herbert Wing, as well as Carew House, Emergency Department and the Charles Centre for Dermatology. There is also a 20 minutes free period in all car parks to allow drop off /collection.  There is no charge for this service – provided the vehicle leaves the car park within these timescales.

Disabled parking

Blue badge holders may park in the dedicated parking bays as long as they are clearly displaying a valid badge. There are a number of disabled free parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the main entrance. All cars must clearly display a valid blue badge and there is a maximum 4 hour time limit in these spaces.  Please note blue badge holders are required to pay for parking within the public barrier controlled car parks.


Pay stations are located in each car park and the main car park management office is located in Car Park 1 (Multi-storey).

Car parking fees:

  • 0 – 20 minutes:  free of charge
  • 20 – 60 minutes:  €2.50
  • 1 – 2 hours:  €4.80
  • 2 – 3 hours:  €7.20
  • 3 – 4 hours:  €9.20
  • 4 – 5 hours:  €11.00
  • 5 – 6 hours:  €11.90
  • 6 – 7 hours:  €12.90
  • 7 – 24 hours:  €14.00
  • Lost ticket charge:  €14.00

Any queries regarding car parking arrangements on campus should be addressed to the car parking staff by calling (01) 221 3756 between 08.00 and 20.00.