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Colchester Park and Ride

Maps

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. 

About

Operating Hours 07:00 – 19:00 Monday to Saturday Car Spaces 970
Parent / Carer and Child spaces 0 Blue badge parking spaces 29
Electric Charging Points 0 Bike rack Sheffield bike rack
Bike lockers 6 secure lockers Height restriction under 2.4m maximum height

Facilities

  • Waiting area
  • Toilets including disabled facilities
  • Baby changing facilties

Pricing

You can use a ticket to hop on and off any park & ride bus all day. For example, get off at the hospital or rail station, then get back on to go to the town centre, then back out to the park & ride site. The ticket can only be used once from a park & ride site.

 
Adult (over 18)
Child (5 up to 18)
 Concessionary
Daily
£3.00
£1.00
 £1.50
Weekly
£12.00
£5.00
 
12 for the price of 11
£33.00
n/a
 
Monthly
£48.00
£20.00
 
Saturday 
£3.00
£1.00
 £1.00

Children under 5 travel for free at all times

Mobile payment

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

For concessionary users 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 for each visit.

Park and Pedal

Bring your bike with you, leave your car at the site and cycle to your destination. Park and Pedal is £3 per day. We have bike racks should you chose to leave your bike at site overnight. We also offer Secure cycle lockers £20 per month, which includes free parking. Please visit Bikeaway to secure your locker.

E-scooters trial

Spin e-scooters will be available to hire from the Colchester Park and Ride site, for more information about the Spin e-scooter trial please see 'How to Ride in Colchester'.

Updates / What's on

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.

Contact

If you have an event and would like to hire the site please contact essexparkandride@essex.gov.uk

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

Directions

The Colchester Park and Ride site is located on the A12 at Junction 28. The what3words location is ///delight.building.downcast 

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 can take up to 2 hours for the release.