Using public transport

The next best way to travel is by using public transport. This has the advantage of bringing lots of people together in one vehicle, rather than having everyone in cars.

The different options for public transport are mentioned below, or why not try the In Colchester journey planning tool?


Regular bus services are provided for journeys taking you in and around Colchester, which are all operated by different bus companies. You can use the TravelEssex journey planner app or to find out which to get.


There are regular train services running from Colchester North Station and Colchester Town station to various destinations, including London, Norwich, and coastal areas such as Clacton and Walton. They are very quick, and often pass through scenic countryside – much more relaxing than driving right?

Find out your train times and book tickets on the Greater Anglia website.

Park and Ride

The Colchester Park & Ride is located off junction 28 on the A12 and offers a frequent, comfortable and quick service into Colchester City Centre.

Key stops include Colchester Hospital, Colchester North Station and Middleborough (for The Octagon). Find out more information including route maps and full ticket pricing on the P&R website.

Employers can save up to 20% through bulk purchasing directly from Essex County Council.

Business Travel

Travelling for work? Colchester Travel Plan Club offers public transport discounts for employers.

Find out if your employer is a member and how to join on the CTPC website.

Page last reviewed: 5 July 2022


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