FREE Travel on Park and Ride services

Christmas Shopping

Colchester and Chelmsford Park and Ride are offering free travel after 12 on Saturdays through December for Christmas shopping.

Pick up your free Christmas bag at sites.

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Sandon Park and Ride

Route map

Sandon Park and Ride Route Map


Operating Hours Monday – Friday 06:30 - 19:45
Saturday 07:00 - 19:30
Car Spaces 1377
Parent / Carer and Child spaces 9 Blue badge parking spaces 34
Electric Charging Points 2 Bike rack Sheffield bike rack
Bike lockers 5 secure lockers Height restriction under 2.2m maximum height


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


You can use a ticket to hop on and off any park & ride bus all day. For example, get off at Parkway or railway station, then get back on to go to the city centre, then back out to the park & ride site. 

Regular tickets Adult (over 18) Child (5 up to 18) Concessionary
Daily £3.60 £1 £1.50
Weekly £18.00 £5  
Monthly £66.50 £20  
Saturday £1.50 £1 £1.50
Special tickets Price
Group (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £5.00 weekdays / £3.50 Saturday
12 tickets for 11 £39.60
Disabled bus pass holders £1.50 before 9am / Free after 9am
Short hop between Anglia Ruskin and City Centre £1

Children under 5 travel for free at all times

Two ways to buy your ticket

On the bus via cash or contactless

Parking only via MiPermit location 744023 up to 18 hours £3.60 up to 24 hours £12

Sandon users will be able to use their Park and Ride tickets after the site is closed on the following First bus services

No 31 at - 2010, 2110, 2215, 2310 and No 36 at - 2040, 2140, 2240

Monday to Saturday from Chelmsford only at the following Park and Ride stops:

  • Duke Street Careers Office
  • New London Road
  • Parkway

Park and Pedal

Bring your bike with you, leave your car at the site and cycle to your destination. Park and Pedal is £3.60 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.

Payment for parking only can be made on MiPermit.


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

Updates / What's on

Chelmsford Car Boot Sale

Under New Management - The grand opening of the brand-new Chelmsford Car Boot Sale is Sunday 30th January!

Then every following Sunday. 

Sellers - no bookings to sell here, just turn up and pay on the day. Set up is from 8am. Cars £12. Small vans £15. Large vans £20.

Buyers - main opening time is 11am, 50p per person. You can enter early from 9am. 9am is £3 per person. 10am is £1 person. All under 16's go free. We have disabled parking and disabled toilets. Buyers money is taken immediately upon entering our site so please have the correct change ready. Please do not arrive to site before your entrance time.

Please note there is strictly no buying or selling before 9am - sellers will set up in peace and 9am buyers will be the very first to begin buying

Please send a direct message on Facebook or Instagram or text 07932 065398 if you have any questions.


Satnav users can find the A12/A414 junction adjacent to the site by using postcode CM2 7RU or what3words location of ///calm.pools.seats

The postcode is not an exact match for the location, so drivers should follow the P&R signs once they reach the junction to access the site.

Please note: Cars can exit the site after closing automatically through the barrier system. For out of hours emergencies customers can contact Chelmsford City Council’s CCTV Control Centre on 01245 606 299. 


Please see the documents section below for timetable information.