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Colchester Park and Ride

Latest News - 28 March 2020: All Park and ride bus services temporarily suspended due to Coronavirus from end of normal operating hours Saturday 28 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to the decision to suspend all Essex County Council Park and ride services from the end of normal operating hours on Saturday 28 March.  

All Essex Park and Ride services will be suspended temporarily at the end of normal working hours on Saturday 28 March 2020.

This is in response to strict Government guidance urging people to stay in their homes and travel only when absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The service and sites at both Chelmsford and Colchester will remain closed until further notice.

If it is absolutely necessary that you need to travel to work there are alternative car parks available in both Chelmsford and Colchester.

ECC has been working closely with both Broomfield and Colchester hospitals to ensure key workers who use the Park and Ride services have suitable alternatives available to them.

Colchester Park and Ride (located A12 Junction 28) CO4 5JA

On this page you will find:


Beat the traffic with stress free travel, affordable, easy to park, toilet facilities and help on help on hand if needed. By using our service you’re creating a better environment for everyone who lives, works, shops and goes to school in Colchester and more convenient than parking in the town centre.

Park and Ride timetables

A copy of the timetables for each stop can be found in the document section at the bottom of this page.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 5am – 9:30pm and Saturdays 6am – 7:30pm 

Park and Ride routes

Stops Park and RIde Site, Colchester General Hospital Northern Approach Road, Colchester Railway Station layby, Middleborough, Colchester Town Centre High Street, Colchester Town Centre St Johns Street, Colchester Town Centre Head Street and then loops back to the Park and Ride, via Middlebourgh, Colchester Railway Station layby, Colchester General Hospital Northern Approach Road. 


Adult (over 16)
Child (5 up to 16)

Children under 5 travel for free at all times

Group fare (up to 2 adults and 3 children):

  • All day on weekdays for £5.00

Mobile payment

MiPermit - MiPermit code for 'parking only' or 'park and ride' is 737942 / MiPermit code for 'ride only' is 737943

Cash and Contactless Payments

Cash and contactless can be paid to the driver but you will need to register your vehicle in the Park and Ride building, you need to do this for each visit.


Concessions travel free after 9am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday – just show your pass to the driver after registering your vehicle in the Park and Ride building, you need to do this for each visit.

Update regarding Concessions from 1st April

Event Parking / Hire

If you have an event and would like to hire the site please contact

Parking for special events in Colchester and at the Jobserve Community Stadium is sometimes available. Prices may vary for special events and concerts. The car park has extended opening times on these occasions

Parking for football matches at the Jobserve Community Stadium must be pre-bought using MiPermit as there are no longer facilities on site to purchase tickets.

Height Restrictions

Vehicles under 2.4 metres can enter under the barrier

Business Sales

Are you looking for safe and stress-free travel facilities for your staff in Colchester? There are now bulk ticket discounts for businesses wishing to relocate their staff parking to Park and Ride contact for further details

Out of hours exit 

The Out of Hours number to call in the event of arriving at the site after it has closed is 0333 207 6606 (the site reference is 254917). It could take up to 2 hours for the release.