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How to Get Here and Parking
How to get here

Getting to the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The L&D is located next to M1 motorway (Junction 11), between the towns of Luton and Dunstable (Postcode for Sat Nav -
LU4 0DZ). The main entrance to the 
hospital is on Lewsey Road, which is accessible from Dunstable Road. Please see
further down the page for a map of the local area.

Please see our map of the hospital site, including car parks.
Further car park information is below.

Please note (for wheelchair users) - It is advisable to bring your own wheelchair, if you have one. We have  limited stock, but cannot guarantee availability.    

Travelling to the L&D  

Arriving by Bus

Arriva and Centrebus both have routes to the L&D.


Route number X31 runs between Luton Station/Town Centre, Toddington and Milton Keynes.
The X31 service stops next to the hospital on Dunstable Road.


The following Arriva buses stop next to the hospital on Dunstable Road, Lewsey Road or Calnwood Road:
31 from Luton and Dunstable
70 Luton Station/Town Centre to Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes    
Z Luton to Parkside

Luton Dunstable Busway

Please also see the new routes for the Luton Dunstable Busway. Running between Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Luton.
The nearest stop to the L&D is Stanton Road, which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the L&D and has the following
bus routes:
A (Arriva) Parkside to Luton Airport
B (Centrebus) Downside to Luton Station
C (Grant Palmer) Luton Station return via Dunstable
E (Centrebus) Luton Town Centre to Toddington 
G (Centrebus) Luton to Langdale (via Dunstable)
F70 Luton Station/Town Centre to Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes

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 from the hospital in Luton town centre.

If arriving by train to Luton town centre there are a number of bus services to the L&D:
- from outside Luton station
- from Silver street (Town centre)
- from outside the Galaxy Leisure Centre

Arriving by Motorcycle/Cycle

Motorcycle parking is free for solo motorcycles.
There are a number of bicycle parking facilities throughout the site.

Arriving by Car

We recommend using a route finder, please also see the Google map link below, showing the L&D’s location. You can get
directions to the hospital from wherever you are in the UK by interacting with the pin on the map (Postcode for Sat Nav - 
LU4 0DZ).

Getting to the new Orthopaedic Centre    

From the M1
Exit at Junction 11, follow signs to Luton town centre, the Orthopaedic Centre is sign posted on the right as you join the dual carriageway (A505), next to the BP Petrol Station and Travelodge Hotel.

From all directions
The Orthopaedic Centre is located on the A505, just off the Junction 11/M1 roundabout, next to the BP Petrol Station and
Travelodge Hotel. It is the opposite side of the dual carriageway to Challney schools.

The Orthopaedic Centre car park is at the rear of the building and is accessed from Halfway Avenue. 

Charges apply for parking (including blue badge holders) - please read the signs for details. Additional parking is still available on the main hospital site.

Please see our location map for the  Orthopaedic Centre.

Car parking facilities and drop-off points

Patients and visitors to the L&D Hospital 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 (see above for bus and train details).

Car parking terms and conditions 


Pay on Foot (POF) is currently used in the 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 card payments. 

NB. The Dunstable Road (St Mary's) car park 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:






Drop off and up to 10 minutes        




Up to 30 minutes        




Up to 2 hours         


Up to 3 hours 


Up to 5 hours       


Up to 6 hours      


Up to 12 hours        


More than 12 hours


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 parking unless they qualify for the concessionary rates. Please see below sections for more information.

Out-patients attending regular appointments  

Patients attending regular or pre-planned treatment programmes with more than five outpatient visits during a single
course of treatment (e.g. chemotherapy), can be granted parking fees of £1 per visit. 


Immediate family members making regular visits to critical care units (ITU, HDU, CCU) and in-patients admitted for 
more than five nights stay will pay £4 for a full day (24hrs). Payment is made to the *Cashier’s Office or if ‘out of hours’ at
the Security Office. A ‘Request for Concessionary Parking’ form must be completed and authorised by the relevant Ward
Sister, Charge Nurse or Departmental Head. 

*Cashier's Office opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday - 09.45-12.00 and 13.00-16.30
Friday - 09.45-12.00 and 13.00-16.15

Carers and Birthing Partners

Caring and Birthing partners will pay £4 for a full day (24hrs) and any additional/extended period over this should be 
authorised at the discretion of the Nursing or Midwifery Staff. A drop off facility at the Maternity car park has 4 allocated
bays to allow temporary free parking for up to 30 minutes.

Parents and Carers in the Paediatric Unit and NICU

Parents and Carers can be granted free parking during their child’s admission.  Speak to ward staff to validate your ticket 

at the end of your visit and proceed to the Car Park exit. 

Printable pdf of the Request for Concessionary Parking for Paeds and NICU form.

Contact Us

Please  contact us for more information.

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 obstructions to other users of the car park
  • Do not park across entrances to 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
Customer Services - 0845 301 1151 
Website - 

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.