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Onsite pay-on-foot car parking is available on site however it is over-subscribed and long waits are common.

There is limited short-term on-street pay-and-display parking in the vicinity of the hospital.

We recommend that you use public transport if at all possible.

Onsite parking

Multi-storey car park

The multi-storey car park is situated on the North Access Road which is accessed from Bristol Gate, third entry on the left (immediately after the A&E entrance).

There are 20 disabled bays located on Levels 6 and 6a which gives direct access into the hospital and 6 dedicated renal bays for regular renal patients.

There are a small number of pick up/drop off bays located inside the entrance to the multi storey car park, there is a 20 minute grace period for people using these bays after which charges will apply.


There is limited access to the A&E forecourt with 4 drop-off bays.

Other parking

Parking for patients to the Cancer centre is available adjacent to the New Macmillan Horizon Centre on Bristol Gate, patients using this car park require a permit from the Cancer Centre which can be obtained during their first appointment.


Less than 2 hours: £2.50
2 – 4 hours: £3.80
4 – 6 hours: £5.00
6 – 12 hours: £10.00
12 – 24 hours: £18.00
Over 24 hours: £18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

Concessions are available for cancer centre patients, patients who are in hospital for a long period and their relatives and carers. Parking is free for specific patient groups such as those undergoing regular dialysis.

Income from car parking charges is re-invested in the management and maintenance of the Trust’s car parks and in green travel plan initiatives, including the inter-site bus service.


Routes 1, 1A, 7, 14B, 14C, 23, 37, 37B, 40X, 47, 52, 57, 71, 73, 90, 94A, N7, N99 all stop outside the hospital. Bus times can be obtained from Brighton and Hove Bus Company on 01273 886200.

For travelling between hospital sites, there is the 40X bus service that runs between the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital sites on an hourly basis. This service is free to patients carrying their appointment letter and to all staff.
For more information about this service call Countryliner on 0844 477 1623.
Real Time Bus Information 


The nearest train station to the hospital is Brighton Station. From outside the station you can catch a bus (see details above) or get a taxi. There is a taxi rank directly outside the front of the station.

Car: from M23

M23 to A23 to the outskirts of Brighton – follow signs for the town centre/seafront until the fire station on your left at Preston Circus.
Turn left at the fire station into Viaduct Road, turn right at the traffic lights at the top and follow the road down.
Bear left at the traffic lights and right into Grand Parade.
Head towards the seafront until you see a sign directing you left to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Turn left into Edward Street.
Continue up the hill, passing the American Express building on the left, through one set of traffic lights. This brings you into Eastern Road. Continue along Eastern Road, passing the Gala Entertainment Centre and then Brighton College on your left.
The main entrance to the hospital is on the left hand side of the road.

Disabled parking bays are available in the car parking areas.

Visiting Times

Visiting times on all wards (except maternity) are 3-5pm and 7-8.30pm.