Chelmer Valley Park and Ride
||07:00 – 19:00 Monday – Saturday
||Sheffield bike rack
||4 secure lockers
||under 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 the hospital or rail station, then get back on to go to the city centre, then back out to the park & ride site. The ticket can only be used once from a park & ride site.
||Adult (over 18)
||Child (5 up to 18)
|12 for the price of 11
Children under 5 travel for free at all times
Group fare (up to 2 adults and 3 children):
- Short hop fare between is only valid between Anglia Ruskin University and City Centre: £1.00 only available on bus payable to the driver.
Download 'First Bus ‘MTickets' app from your app store for speedier boarding. Machines are also available at site which accept cash and card payments for (weekly and monthly only).
MiPermit is coming soon more details to follow. For concessionary bus pass users unable to download the app, cash and contactless can be paid to the driver, but you will need to register your vehicle in the Park and Ride building each time you visit.
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.
If you have an event and would like to hire the site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and pricing.
Updates / What's on
Young Drivers - Driving lessons for 10 to 17s
Helping create the next generation of safer drivers
If you’re aged 10 to 17, have your first taste of proper driving in a Vauxhall Corsa with Young Driver.
With a positive attitude to driving through fun and safe experiences and lessons, youngsters get a head start before even applying for a provisional licence.
A friendly, well-organised set-up, using dual-controlled cars and UK Government Approved Driving Instructors.
Over 70 venues nationwide that feature realistic road systems complete with junctions, traffic lights, manoeuvring zones and a viewing area for parents and family.
Available now at Chelmer Valley Park & Ride on selected weekend dates. Lessons start from £44.99. See youngdriver.com for more details.
Satnav users can find the site using the postcode CM3 3PR.
Chelmer Valley Park and Ride is located on the A130 east of Essex Regiment Way, accessed from the Pratts Farm Roundabout.
You can find access information for Chelmer Valley Park and Ride on the AccessAble website.
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.
Due to a national driver shortage, there will be a reduced service on the Chelmsford Park and Ride from Monday 26 September 2021. This is to support other services in the commercial network.
Follow @essexhighways and @Essex_PT on twitter for updates.