Chelmer Valley Park and Ride

Opening times: Mon to Fri 07:00-21:30 | Sat 07:00-20:30

Parking information


Car parking spaces


Disabled parking spaces


Parent & child parking spaces


EV charging points


Secure cycle lockers
Bike rack
Waiting area
Disabled toilets
Height restriction
Baby changing facilities


You can use a ticket to hop on and off any park & ride bus all day. For example, get off at Parkway or the railway station, then get back on to go to the city centre, then back out to the park & ride site. 

Regular tickets

Adult (over 18)

Child (5 up to 18)






Off Peak Day (Monday to Friday Only)


(Outward journey between 1200-1500, return journey anytime)

Special tickets


Group (up to 2 adults and 3 children)


12 tickets for 11


Disabled bus pass holders

£1.50 before 9am / Free after 9am

Short hop between Anglia Ruskin and City Centre


Children under 5 travel for free at all times.

Tickets for Park and Ride

Please pay for your ticket on the bus with cash or contactless payment.

Parking only

Can be purchased via MiPermit location 744021 up to 18 hours £3.60 up to 24 hours £12.

Park and Pedal

Bring your bike with you, leave your car at the site and cycle to your destination. Park and Pedal is £3.60 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. 

Payment for parking only can be made on MiPermit.


If you have an event and would like to hire the site please contact for further details and pricing.


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. 

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