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Getting to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by car

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is located in Edgbaston and is easily accessible from Birmingham city centre via the A38 Bristol Road. The hospital is within easy access of Junction 4 of the M5 motorway.

Postcode: B15 2GW

Clean Air Zone

If you're travelling to one of our locations by car, you may need to pay to travel through Birmingham's Clean Air Zone. Check the Brum Breathes website for full information.

Where to park

Parking should only be in the designated public car parking areas.

Parking restrictions on access roads are marked with yellow and red lines to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in and around the hospital. Red lines (no stopping or waiting) are in place outside the Emergency Department and on primary routes around the hospital site.

Vehicle speeds are limited to 20mph. All car parks have good lighting and are fitted with CCTV cameras.

Disabled parking

Parking for blue badge holders is available in the following locations:

  • Car Park A
  • Car Park D
  • Mindelsohn Way, near the entrance to the hospital and the Cancer Centre
  • East Block Day Unit on Mindelsohn Way

Free parking is also available to patients with a long-term illness or serious condition requiring daily or regular treatment (e.g. radiotherapy, renal, chemotherapy and regularly attending mental health day patients) who park within the parking areas assigned to them and display the appropriate authorisation.

Disabled parking is free in designated disabled areas only. For free disabled parking in a car park with a barrier:

Car Park A

Blue badge holders will need to attend the Q-Park Office on Level 2 of Car Park A to get their badge inspected and parking ticket validated for free exit.

Please note that:

  • the blue badge does not have to be displayed in the car once it’s parked in a designated disabled area – take it with you and present it at the office on the way to or from your appointment
  • the holder of the blue badge should be in attendance to claim free exit where possible
  • if you are dropping off or picking up a patient, the patient will need to accompany the vehicle driver to the office
  • there is no requirement to use the intercom on the barrier in this car park
  • disabled parking is free in designated disabled areas only

If you have any queries, please contact Q-Park using the intercom or by telephone.

Tel: 0121 426 5568

Car Park D

  • Drive to the exit
  • Press the intercom
  • Present your blue badge to the camera in the barrier terminal
  • The car parking host will approve and raise the barrier

How to pay for parking

Please do not pay for parking until you are ready to leave the car park as underpaid tickets will be rejected by the exit barrier machine.

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • Debit card

Weekly tickets

Car Park A

You are required to visit the Q-Park Office on Level 2 of Car Park A to purchase a weekly ticket. The pay station machines will not provide a weekly ticket option.

Car Park D

The pay station machine in Car Park D will not allow weekly ticket purchases until you press the intercom button and confirm to the Q-Park operator that you are patient, visitor or carer. The pay station machine will then be activated to allow the purchase of a weekly car park ticket.

Help with travel costs

You are entitled to claim for travel costs and car parking charges for NHS appointments or treatment if you are in receipt of certain benefits.

To find out if you can claim, please visit the help with travel costs page.

Free shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus service runs across the QEHB site from 07:00 – 19:00, Monday – Friday.

The shuttle bus carries patients, visitors and staff from car parks to QEHB, Birmingham Women's Hospital, University Railway Station, the Heritage Building and the Mental Health Trust. There are drop-off areas outside the QEHB Main Entrance and Emergency Department.

Please download the shuttle bus map for route details and pick-up/drop-off points.

Car parking charges

Up to 1 hour £3.40
Up to 3 hours £5.10
Up to 4 hours £6.00
Up to 5 hours £6.90
Up to 6 hours £7.70
Up to 8 hours £8.60
Over 8 hours £17.20
Weekly ticket £24.00

Last reviewed: 09 August 2022