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HOW TO GET INTO COLCHESTER
Getting to Colchester town 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 town centre to help you find your way around!
Colchester town 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.
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 town 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.
Town Centre Parking:
If you’re visiting Colchester by car, why not take advantage of the great town centre parking offers. For information about local car parks and to view the latest parking offers, click here.
Osborne Street NCP car park in Colchester town centre are currently offering £1 an hour stay when using their app (max £3). Click here for more information!
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.