Travelling to the hospital by car

For complete directions use the Route Planner on the AA website. Our postcode is CB2 0AY. Please note that some older sat nav systems may not recognise this postcode.

If you are travelling to the new hospital by car, it may be quicker (and cheaper) to park at Trumpington Park & Ride
(postcode CB2 9FT) and take the Guided Bus A directly to the new hospital (a 5-minute journey). Alternatively, you could park at the Babraham Park & Ride site (postcode CB22 3AB) and take the bus to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital bus stop. It is a 10-minute walk from the Addenbrooke’s bus stop to the new hospital, or you can catch the patient courtesy bus, which runsevery 10 minutes.

Parking is free at all Park & Ride sites in Cambridge and there are disabled spaces located close to the bus stops.

If you would prefer to drive to the hospital itself, please use post code CB2 0AY.

Download the information leaflet here.

Car parking
Parking is available in Multi-storey Car Park 2, which is next to the hospital. There are a few spaces outside the
hospital to allow for patients being dropped off or collected, but these have a maximum 30 minute stay. We have six Blue
Badge spaces outside of the hospital which have a four hour maximum stay. There are additional disabled spaces on levels 1-4 of Multi-storey Car Park 2.

Patients will be entitled to discounted parking (£4.00 per day) but you will need to show your appointment letter or card at the customer service desk within the car park for the discount to be applied.

Discounted rates are also available for frequent visitors. You can buy a seven day ticket for £20.40 or a 14 day ticket for £33.60. To obtain a seven or 14 day ticket please take a ticket as you enter the car park and then exchange it at the customer service desk for the period you require on the ground floor of Car Park 2. Pay the fee at the pay machine to validate the ticket - keep this ticket and use it each time you exit the car park.

 

Travelling to the hospital by bus

As well as the Park & Ride buses, many other buses stop at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital bus stop on the Cambridge
Biomedical Campus, which is a 10-minute walk from Royal Papworth Hospital. To find a bus route that is suitable for you, please visit www.google.com/maps, type in ‘CB2 0AY’ and then select ‘directions’. If you then enter your home post code you will be shown a selection of suitable buses.

The Stagecoach bus app can also help you plan your journey and provides real time bus information – visit www.stagecoachbus.com/app for more information.

If you live near a train station, you may prefer to travel by train to Cambridge Station and take one of the many buses to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. It is a 10-minute walk from the Addenbrooke’s bus stop to the new hospital, or you can
catch the patient courtesy bus, which runs every 10-15 minutes between 07.30 and 17.30, Monday - Friday.

Alternatively, you could take a taxi from Cambridge Station to the new hospital, which would take around 10 minutes depending on traffic.

Travelling to the hospital by train

If you live near a train station, you may prefer to travel by train to Cambridge Station and take one of the many buses to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. It is a 10-minute walk from the Addenbrooke’s bus stop to the new hospital, or you can
catch the patient courtesy bus, which runs every 10-15 minutes between 07.30 and 17.30, Monday - Friday.

Alternatively, you could take a taxi from Cambridge Station to the new hospital, which would take around 10 minutes depending on traffic.

Travel costs

If you are travelling to Royal Papworth Hospital for NHS treatment, you may be entitled to help from the hospital with your travel costs, including parking fees. You or your partner (including civil partners) must produce evidence of the car parking ticket and eligibility for any of the following benefits:

  • Income SupportIncome-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Low income and named on an HC2 certificate or HC3 certificate
  • Universal Credit, and meet the criteria

Travel costs payable are those ‘necessarily incurred’. This means travel by the cheapest means of transport available at the time you travel.
 
The type of paid travel costs:

  • Taxi fares (mileage allowance and supporting documentation required)
  • Public transport fares (supporting documentation required)
  • Private car (mileage allowance)
  • Voluntary car scheme (mileage allowance)
How to claim travel costs

To claim travel costs you or your representative should go to the cashiers office on the ground floor of the hospital. You must bring with you appropriate documentation (within date) showing your entitlement to have travel costs paid (e.g. benefit book, letter of notification of your entitlement).

If you do not bring evidence of your entitlement you will not be refunded on the day.  You will have to claim a refund using a HC5(T) form, which will have to send to the appropriate benefit office.

Instructions are provided on the form and are available from Main Reception or download from the NHS Choices Website.

Medical escorts

If you need someone to travel with you for medical reasons, you may also get help with your 'escort' costs, providing you are entitled to help with your own costs.

To obtain 'escort' costs, an escort stencil which can be obtained from the Reimbursement Office (next to main reception) or by ringing 01223 639117.
Escort costs are only payable on the completion of this form, signed by a senior nurse or doctor on the ward.

Further advice and guidance

If you have any queries, ask your nurse to contact our social worker on 01223 639081 or 01223 638631.
Further advice may be found online at the NHS Choices website.

For information about travelling to and from Royal Papworth Hospital, contact PALS on 01223 638896.

For information about travel costs, contact the Patient Reimbursement Office on 01223 639117.

Visitors in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits visiting a close relative may be able to receive assistance in the form of a Discretionary Care Grant. Further information about this assistance can be obtained from your local council.