Public transport options to Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester bus services

There are lots of regular bus services into Colchester Town Centre. Check whether there is a frequent bus service close to your home on our bus network map [PDF]. Once you know your nearest bus service, you can check timetable information using Cartogold

Apps and mobile ticketing

Both First and Arriva have apps offering real time information for your bus service, timetable and service update information.

Both operators also offer Mobile tickets for most of their products.

First mobile ticketing and Arriva mobile ticketing

Types of ticket

There are a variety of ticket options in addition to a standard single or return.

If you are travelling with children, First and Arriva offer a discounted Family ticket. A daily Rover Ticket is good value and  offers unlimited travel on First and Arriva buses. There are currently Evening saver rover tickets (post 7pm) and Sunday saver rover tickets.


Colchester Park and Ride

You can download a leaflet about the Colchester Park and Ride here [PDF].

Colchester Park and Ride offers a quick and comfortable route into the town centre from the Park and Ride site s just off the A12's Junction 28.  A daily ticket allows unlimited travel on Park and Ride buses along the route. The Park and Ride stops at the hospital, train station and Middleborough, as well as the town centre.

Buses leave at least every 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday from 7am, with bus priority measures along the route and journey times of as little as 8 minutes to Colchester Station and 12 minutes to the Town Centre.  The last bus leaves the town centre shortly before 7pm in the evenings.

The routes and timetables for this service are available from Traveline or you can find out more including fare information from Essex County Council's website.

Travelling by train

You can check the timetable from your local station on Greater Anglia's website.

For onward travel from the station.


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.


Colchester station has extensive cycle parking on both sides of the station.

There is Bike and Go cycle hire for £3.80 a day


There are frequent buses into the town centre.  See map in bus information above.