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Latest News - 06 December 2017: Colchester Park and Ride

We have announced our plans to introduce extended opening hours, business discounts and a group ticket option at Colchester Park and Ride - Find out more here

Updates will appear on this page in due course.

Festive Opening Hours - 11 December 2017: Park and Ride 2017/18

Thank you for riding with us this year and helping to reduce town and city centre congestion in Essex.

Please find a list of the days we will be running Park and Ride services over the festive season below.


 24 December 2017



 25 December 2017



 26 December 2017



 27 December 2017

Open with buses running a Saturday timetable
(Broomfield Hospital service running Mon-Fri timetable)


 28 December 2017

Open with buses running a Saturday timetable
(Broomfield Hospital service running Mon-Fri timetable)


 29 December 2017

Open with buses running a Saturday timetable
(Broomfield Hospital service running Mon-Fri timetable)


 30 December 2017

Open with buses running a Saturday timetable
(Broomfield Hospital service running Mon-Fri timetable)


 31 December 2017



 1 January 2018



 2 January 2018 

Normal service resumes​


Colchester Park and Ride serves Colchester General Hospital, Colchester (North) Railway Station and the Town Centre.

A daily ticket allows unlimited travel on Park and Ride buses along the route. Tickets issued on the Park and Ride service in Colchester are not valid for use on the Park and Ride services in Chelmsford.


  • Adult daily: £3 (Monday to Saturday)
  • Adult weekly season ticket: £12
  • Adult monthly season ticket: £48
  • Children (aged between 5 and 15 years inclusive) - daily £1
  • Children under 5 years old travel for free at all time
  • Tickets are available from the on-site ticket machines, which take cash or credit/debit card.
  • Tickets can be purchased from the driver if you are not driving and/or are joining the bus along the route


Concessionary pass holders travel free after 9am Monday-Friday and all day Saturdays.  If you have a concessionary bus pass you do not need to use the ticket machines.  When you use the Park and Ride for the first time you need to take your pass and vehicle registration details to the help desk in the Park and Ride building to register, which you only need to do once.

Event Parking

Parking for football matches and events at the Weston Homes Community Stadium is available for £3 per car.  Prices may vary for special events and concerts. The car park has extended opening times on these occasions.

Routes and timetables

Buses leave at least every 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday from 7am, with bus priority measures along the route and journey times of as little as 8 minutes to Colchester Station and 12 minutes to the Town Centre.  The last bus leaves the town centre shortly before 7pm in the evenings.

The routes and timetables for this service are available from Traveline or you may download a PDF version below.

Colchester Park and Ride Map 

A PDF version of the route map is available to download at the bottom of this page.

Stops and timetables

(Click on the links to download a PDF of the timetable)

For passengers wishing to continue their journey by public transport, the Colchester Station bus stops are just outside Colchester railway station and the St Johns stop is a short walk from Colchester bus station.


The Park and Ride is just off Junction 28 of the A12, opposite Colchester’s Community Stadium, and only a couple of minutes from both the Spring Lane and Crown Interchange junctions.  1000 car park spaces are available.

Satnav users can find the site using the following address:

Colchester Park and Ride
Cuckoo Farm Way
Off A12 Junction28


Cars can exit the site up to 7.30pm automatically through the barrier system. Emergency contact details are available on site should customers require them.

Terms and conditions of travel

  1. The purchase of a weekly or monthly ticket does not guarantee that a parking space will be available.
  2. Holders of concessionary passes issued by Essex County Council or District Councils within Essex may travel free from 9am Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday. 
  3. Buses will stop at designated stops only.  The route will take you from the site via the Northern Approach Road for Colchester General Hospital, Station Way, North Station Road, North Hill, High Street, Queen Street, Osborne Street, St John’s Street, Head Street, and back onto North Hill to return to the site. 
  4. The use of the Park and Ride facility requires vehicles to be parked in appropriate marked bays.  For further details on the car park conditions please consult site staff.
  5. Overnight parking is not permitted at the Park and Ride facility and 24-hour CCTV is in operation to monitor this. 

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