Transport to Colchester

Coach Drop-off & Pick up Points


For coaches visiting Colchester,  there is a designated limited waiting bay at the eastern end of the High Street in the heart of the town centre. The bay operates between 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday with limited waiting time of 15 minutes, and no return within 2 hours. This bay will be of particular benefit to school parties and other groups visitng Colchester Castle Museum. It is located just past Museum Street and after  Saxons Estate Agents, which is painted yellow. (postcode CO1 1TH) There is  also a pick up and drop off point located on East Hill between St. James the Great Church and Lewis Gardens (which is the entrance to Firstsite Art Gallery) (Postcode: CO1 1UE). 

Layover and long stay coach parking is available at Sheepen Road (Postcode: CO3 3LE).

Coach operators can contact Colchester Borough Council on 01206 282316 or email for further information.

Buses to and from Colchester

Colchester Bus Station is located on Osbourne Street in the Town Centre and runs regular services locally and regionally. Essex County Council has information on local bus services.

The bus station features a secure, covered and well-lit passenger waiting lounge, and two additional covered shelters with seating. Toilet facilities are also available.

The facility is also equipped with electronic timetable screens and information pods. The touch-screen information pods offers assistance with journey planning, and also allows passengers to access a variety of information about the town. The pods also enable blind and partially-sighted passengers to access audio announcements using the RNIB React 3 system, with the appropriate fob.