Into Getting here


Getting to Colchester City centre is easy! You can walk, use the bus or the Park and Ride, use our car parks or cycle. Here is a map of Colchester City centre to help you find your way around!

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Colchester City centre is quite compact and, distance-wise, most central locations are easily reached on foot. We are situated on a hill though, so there are some slopes, including on the south side, to/from the nearby Colchester Town railway station and the Osborne St bus/coach station. The lift at Vineyard St car park can provide a useful go-between. If you are interested in walking for leisure, or in longer walking routes from the outskirts of town into the centre, you might enjoy the Colchester Orbital.

There are plenty of great routes into the town centre, including many off-road that you may not know about. You can find most of them on the Colchester Cycling Map or on the Cycle Colchester Website

And there's also plenty of bike parking when you're in the town centre. The map on the right shows these (the blue parking sign) or you can CLICK HERE for more cycle route and parking information.

We have a number of bus stops in the town centre making it easy to hop on and off the bus! Most local routes will pass through the City centre. Get more information on buses by clicking here.

You can purchase Colchester Borough Card which allows unlimited bus travel in and around Colchester on First Essex, Arriva Colchester, Panther Travel, Ipswich Buses, Stephensons of Essex and Hedingham Omnibuses.

Park and Ride

The Park and Ride is located just of the A12, Junction 28 (Colchester Football Stadium). Prices and further information can be found here.

If you’re visiting Colchester by car, why not take advantage of the great City centre parking offers. For information about local car parks and to view the latest parking offers, click here.

Loveurcar bays can be found in St Johns, Britannia, St Mary’s and Vineyard St car parks. You can also find someone to car share into town with at Essex Car Share.


If you pay for your car park stay using MiPermit you’ll be able to access exclusive offers. Plus, if your visit takes longer than expected, there’s no need to worry – simply extend your parking stay using the MiPermit App and you’ll receive the best value tariff for the whole of your stay. Find out more here.


There are 2 NCP car parks close to the City centre CLICK HERE to find out where to park with NCP.