Public transport discounts

CTPC have negotiated discounted travel for our members on public transport in Colchester. The basic discount rates offered are outlined below, but some employers have subsidised these further to give their employees an even better deal. If you’re employed by Colchester Institute, Colchester Borough Council, the University of Essex or East Suffolk & North Essex Foundation Trust then you can find out more here.

First Bus

Join the First Commuter Travel Club and save up to 15% on your monthly ticket by paying by direct debit. Simply follow the link below, register on the First website and select your employer.

Protect yourself from price rises for 12 months by locking in your monthly payment.

This offer applies to monthly unlimited passes

Arriva Bus

Join the Arriva Employee Travel Club and save up to 20% on your monthly ticket by paying by direct debit. The ticket can be used for all journey – commuting or leisure, and lets you bring two children upto 15 years old for FREE

Protect yourself from any future price rises by locking in your direct debit today!

This offer applies to Colchester Inner Zone Monthly and All Essex Monthly unlimited passes

Monthly direct debit, no minimum contract, cancel at any time

Great Anglia Trains

Save 10% on the price of a season ticket, and 10% on the price of flexi seasons offering 8 days of travel in 28 days.

This offer applies to season tickets lasting from one month to a full year.

Find out how much you can save using the Season Ticket Calculator tool.

Park & Ride

The Colchester Park & Ride is located off junction 28 of 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).

Tickets cost £3 for a daily or £12 for a weekly pass.

NEW! 12 tickets for the price of 11

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.


Follow the Fixing the Link walking route to the town centre – look out for the yellow way finding banners and the plaques in the pavement offering interesting historical insights along the route.


There’s extensive cycle parking at Colchester North station. Colchester Borough Council are opening a secure cycle park in the city centre in 2022.

Find maps and information at the Cycle Colchester website

Car sharing

Join the Loveurcar scheme for free and gain access to preferential parking bays in most town centre car parks – available to use for anyone car sharing.

Sign up at the Loveurcar website