Transport to Colchester

Colchester Car Parks

If you’re coming to Colchester by car and need to know where to park, make sure you plan ahead so you can make the most of your trip to the town.

Depending on what you are planning to do, you can find the most convenient car parks in Colchester and the best parking deals.

Parking in Colchester

Park & Ride

If you’re planning on spending the day in Colchester town centre, we recommend you use the Park & Ride service just off Junction 28 of the A12, which runs regularly to the town centre.

The service runs from 7am to 7pm and operates 7 days a week.

Park & Ride Information

Long Stay Car Parking

There are several long-stay parking options in Colchester. Park just outside the town centre for as little as £2.50 for the day, or right in the hearts of town for £3.50.

There are special deals available in several local car parks.

Long-Stay Deals

Short Stay Car Parks

Depending on the day of week and time of day there are several fantastic short-stay deals in Colchester car parks that you will be able to take advantage of.

Find out which car park will be cheapest for your stay.

Short-Stay Deals

Coach parking

If you are coming to Colchester on a coach you will find two coach drop off points in the town centre.

If approaching from the North or East please use the coach drop-off point on East Hill (CO1 2PQ)

If approaching from the South or West please use the coach drop off point on the High Street (CO1 1TH)

Coach parking is located off Sheepen Road (Postcode CO3 3LE)

More detailed information on coach parking including waiting times and maps can be found on our group travel pages.

Coach Parking

Disabled Parking

For Blue Badge permit-holders, there are a variety of different parking spots available across the town in convenient locations.

Blue Badge Parking bays are located in:

  • High Street
  • North Hill
  • Castle Street

The Council provides 3 free hours parking in all off street car parks to Blue Badge holders. See CBC website for terms and conditions.

Contact Colchester Borough Council for more information.


Contact Us

Colchester Visitor Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1206 282920


Check out our Accessible Colchester page for more information on accessibility options in Colchester.

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