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Christmas Shopping

Colchester and Chelmsford Park and Ride are offering free travel after 12 on Saturdays through November and December for Christmas shopping.

Pick up your free Christmas bag at sites.

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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 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.

Adult (over 18)
Child (5 up to 18)
12 for the price of 11

Children under 5 travel for free at all times

Mobile payment

MiPermit - MiPermit code for 'parking only' or 'park and ride' is 737942 / MiPermit code for 'ride only' is 737943 / MiPermit code for 'Park Only' is 737944.

For concessionary users Cash and contactless can be paid to the driver but you will need to register your vehicle in the Park and Ride building, you need to do for each 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.

E-scooters trial

Spin e-scooters will be available to hire from the Colchester Park and Ride site, for more information about the Spin e-scooter trial please see 'How to Ride in Colchester'.

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.

Football matches at the Jobserve Community Stadium

The Colchester Park and Ride site will be open until 10.30pm to support parking for the following matches only

  • Tuesday 23rd November for Colchester v Exeter City

Payment must be made via MiPermit.

The Colchester Park and Ride site will be open to support the Sunday 26th (Boxing Day) Colchester V Leyton Orient match only payable via MiPermit Events payments

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

Sunday Car Boot Sale

Grand opening of the new hard standing Colchester Car Boot Sale is on Sunday 12th September 2021.

The car boot sale will open every Sunday until April 2022.

Sellers - No bookings to sell here, just turn up and pay on the day. Main set up time is 8am. Cars £12. Small vans £15. Large vans £20.

Buyers - Main opening time is 11am, 50p per person. You can enter early from 9am. 9am is £3. 10am is £1. All under 16's go free. Buyers money is taken immediately upon entering our site so please have the correct change ready. Please do not arrive to our site before the time you wish to enter.

Any questions please call 07932 065398 or contact via Facebook.


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.