Transport to Colchester

Colchester Park & Ride

If you’re driving to Colchester, use the Park & Ride conveniently located just outside the town centre.

If you’re planning on shopping in Colchester, or visiting the town’s many attractions and historical sites, Park&Ride offers you a hassle-free ride into the town centre.

Where is Colchester's Park & Ride?

Colchester’s Park & Ride is located off Junction 28 of the A12. The postcode for the Park & Ride is CO4 5JA.

You can see a map for the Colchester Park & Ride here:

How much is Colchester Park & Ride?

Adults: £3

Children: £1

Under 5s: FREE

For season tickets and other fare options, see the Essex County Council website

What are the Colchester Park & Ride opening Hours?

Colchester Park & Ride is open from 7am until 7.30pm. The last bus leaves Colchester Town Centre at 7pm.

How often are the Park & Ride buses?

The buses run every 15 minutes.

Detailed timetables are available on the Essex Country Council website

Where can I get the Park & Ride bus back to my car?

Park & Ride bus stops are conveniently located around the town centre. Download a town centre map including all Park & Ride bus stops here

Fixing the Link

Fixing the Link pdf

Directions to the Colchester Park & Ride

Coming from London, Chelmsford, Braintree direction:

  • Follow directions for Colchester onto the A12.
  • Do not turn off at Junction 27 (A133), but stay in the middle lane towards Ipswich, Harwich & Felixtowe.
  • At Junction 28, turn off towards Colchester/Sudbury, and Park & Ride (A134).
  • At the double roundabout, turn left across both roundabouts.
  • Go straight on to the Park & Ride.

Coming from Ipswich direction:

  • Follow directions for Colchester onto the A12.
  • Do not turn off at Junction 29, but continue down the A12 towards London/Chelsmford.
  • At Junction 28, turn off towards Colchester/Sudbury, and Park & Ride (A134).
  • At the double roundabout, turn right across both roundabouts.
  • Go straight on to the Park & Ride.
All links in this article are for information only. Colchester Borough Council does not give any guarantee of any kind in respect of the companies mentioned in this article.