Colchester Park and Ride


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. 


Operating Hours 07:00 – 19:00 Monday to Saturday
Closed on Bank Holidays
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


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


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.

Fare Charge
Adult Day Fare (over 18 years) £3.00
Group Day Fare (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £5.00
Child Day Fare (18 years or under) £1.00
Concessionary Day Fare (Concessionary Pass holder) £1.50
12 Day Fares for the cost of 11 £33.00
Off-Peak Day Fare (Monday to Friday)
Noon to 3pm for outward journey. Return journey any time after noon.
Disabled bus pass holders £1.50 before 9am / Free after 9am

Children under 5 travel for free at all times


Buy your tickets on the bus via cash or contactless.

Parking only can be purchased via Mi Permit, using location 737944 and costs £3.

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.

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.

Saturday 2nd September - Invasion Colchester

The Colchester Park and Ride will be supporting the event.

Anyone dressed up as a super hero will receive free travel!

Football matches at the Jobserve Community Stadium

The Colchester Park and Ride site will be open to support parking for the following matches.

Tuesday 7/11/2023 7:30pm Swindon
Saturday 11/11/2023 3pm Sutton Utd
Saturday 25/11/2023 3pm Barrow
Saturday 09/12/2023 3pm Crawley Town
Friday 22/12/2023 7:45pm Salford City
Monday 01/01/2024 3pm Gillingham 
Saturday 13/01/2024 3pm Bradford
Saturday 03/02/2024 3pm Forest Green Rovers
Tuesday 13/02/2024 7:30pm Grimsby Town
Saturday 17/02/2024 3pm Accrington Stanley
Saturday 02/03/2024 3pm Stockport County
Tuesday 12/03/2024 7:30pm Doncaster Rovers
Saturday 16/03/2024 3pm Walsall
Friday 29/03/2024 3pm Newport County
Saturday 06/04/2024 3pm Wrexham
Saturday 27/04/2024 3pm Crewe Alexander

Payment must be made via MiPermit.

Did you know you can arrange your parking up to 7 days in advance? Advanced purchase is advised to aviod network and bandwidth issues on site. 

Slammed UK - 1st Sunday of every month

Our coffee mornings are home to cars, car lovers, chilled vibes, live music, a variety of food and great coffee. The events start at 10am until 1pm and you'll find something for everyone to enjoy. We'll also have some select exhibition stands on the mornings for you to shop around the best brands and take a look at some of the latest products and collections.

Tickets available via the organiser SlammedUK

Car boot sales

Every Sunday all year round

Visit Capital Car Boot Sales website for more information

Colchester Half Marathon - Sunday 21 May 2023

Parking will be available at Colchester Park and Ride from 7am – 2pm, payment must be made by Mi Permit

Colchester Hospital

Colchester Hospital have funded access to FREE Park and Ride services at Colchester Hospital for all ESNEFT colleagues. Colleagues simply have to show their ID badge when they get on the bus and are issued with a ticket. Staff are encouraged to use the Park and Ride with staff car parks regularly at capacity. Staff DO NOT need to park their vehicle at the Park and Ride to utilise the service.

Castle Park Concert Parking

The Park and Ride service will be offering a bus service and parking for the following concerts in Castle Park.

  • Saturday 6th August - Simply Red

Tickets are available to purchase per car, payment must be made by Mi Permit. Your ticket can be used on regular Park and Ride Services on Saturday and additional services as timetabled below.


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


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.