Getting to Princess Royal University Hospital
Kent BR6 8ND
- These bus routes stop in the hospital grounds: 261, R3 and R4.
- These bus routes stop within a 10-minute walk: 61, 336, 353, 358 and R2
Regular bus services run to the hospital from the nearest mainline stations:
- Bromley South – 61, 261, 336 and 358
- Orpington – 61, 353, R2 and R4
Bromley South and Orpington train stations have step-free access and lifts to all platforms.
The hospital car park is directly off the A21 (Farnborough Common). There is pay and display parking, with spaces for disabled badge holders. Blue badge holders can park in any marked public bay for free when on site as a patient or visitor.
Standard charges for patient and visitor parking apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
- Up to 1 hour: £1.50
- Up to 2 hours: £2.50
- Up to 4 hours: £4
- Up to 8 hours: £6
- Up to 24 Hours: £8
More spaces are available in the nearby Sainsbury’s supermarket car park. Different parking charges apply.
Frequent outpatient attenders
Parking at the PRUH and Orpington Hospital will be provided free in our public car parks to outpatients who attend hospital for an outpatient appointment at least three times within a month and for an overall period of at least three months. A ‘month’ is defined as a period of 30 days. Parking is on a first come basis and there is no guarantee that a space will be available. All requests for free parking are to be directed to the outpatient teams in the first instance.
Parents of sick children staying overnight
Parking at the hospital will be provided free in our public car park between the hours of 7.30pm and 8.00am to the parent of a child staying overnight in hospital. A parent is a parent or guardian of a child or young person, under 18 years of age, who is admitted as an inpatient at hospital overnight. This would apply to a maximum of 2 vehicles. Parking is on a first come basis and there is no guarantee that a space will be available. All requests for free parking are to be directed to the ward teams in the first instance.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge
The hospital is within the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). This means if your vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you will need to pay a daily charge to drive within the ULEZ. You can find out more, including whether your vehicle meets ULEZ standards, on the TfL website.
Reimbursement of ULEZ charge
As an NHS patient, you may be able to claim a reimbursement for the ULEZ charge if you are clinically assessed as unable to travel to an appointment on public transport. If you are eligible for reimbursement you can submit a claim form at the Cashiers Office in the main reception of the hospital or by post (see address on form). Please note, you will need your receipt or customer account number to make a claim, along with your vehicle registration and date of travel.