More about travelling to our hospitals

Travelling to our hospital sites

Our services are based across Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford. Please take time to check any correspondence you receive about which of our three hospital sites your appointment or visit is going to be on.

Need help with parking costs?

Car parking concessions are available across all three hospital sites for regular visitors. Frequent visitors (people attending more than once per day, or more than twice per week for up to four weeks) and active carers (people actively participating in the rehab/care of an inpatient) are able to purchase daily tickets for £6, or weekly tickets for £12. Long term users (people attending more than twice per week for more than four weeks) are able to purchase monthly tickets for £36.

You may also be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) if you're referred to hospital for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional. For more information, including eligibility and how to claim, please click here.

Driving and parking

If you're arriving by car, find out about how to get to our hospital sites, which entrances to use and where to park when you arrive when you arrive.

Public Transport


We have facilities at all three hospital sites for staff and patient who choose to cycle in. At Watford Hospital, we have dedicated cycle “hubs” and bike storage pods.


You may prefer to travel to your hospital visit on foot. Each of our hospital sites has suggested walking routes that take into account clear routes and street furniture to make sure they are suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with buggies and pushchairs.