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Park and Ride


Cheshire West and Chester Council operates four Park and Ride sites around the City at Boughton Heath (off the A41 Whitchurch Road - nearest postcode CH3 5QD), Sealand Road (on the A548 opposite the car dealerships - nearest postcode CH1 4LD), Upton (Zoo - nearest postcode CH2 4BA) and Wrexham Road (off the A483 opposite Chester Business Park - nearest postcode CH4 9DQ). Please note, postcodes are the nearest approximate postcodes for location purposes, as these sites are not postal addresses.

Christmas 2017 Park and Ride services 

Park and Ride services will be extended during the festive shopping period. To coincide with late night shopping in Chester, every Thursday, from Thursday 16 November - details of the service over the Christmas period can be found below.

These are served by two limited stop cross-city services:

New buses were introduced in 2016 which feature comfortable leather seats, free 4g wi-fi, an Air Chill system to keep you cool in the summer and all are wheelchair friendly. Buses are operated on our behalf by Stagecoach.

An over height area is available at each site for motor homes and oversized vehicles.

Buses operate at the following times

  • Monday to Friday: every 12 minutes between 7am and 7pm
  • Saturdays: every 12 minutes between 8am and 7pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: every 15 minutes between 9.30am and 6pm  

Tickets and fares

Tickets are available from machines near the bus stop at each car park. Please enter your car registration number and follow the simple steps on the touch screen machines. You will need to scan your ticket as you board the bus in both directions.

Parking is free for Park and Ride customers. Tickets cost £2.00 (return) per adult and up to two children can travel free if accompanied by an adult.

Saver tickets are available for frequent travellers – six return tickets can be purchased for the price of five (£10). We regret that Park and Ride is excluded from the Concessionary Fare scheme.

The following 30 day tickets are available to purchase at each site which saves up to 30% on the daily charges.

  • A 30 day ticket valid Monday to Friday: £30
  • A 30 day ticket valid Monday to Sunday: £42

The tickets are valid for 30 consecutive days from the date of purchase and can be used on Bank Holidays. The tickets are non-refundable. 

Card payments are available onsite.

Parking only? No problem – you don’t have to use the bus. Parking only charges are £3 per car for up to six hours and £5 for over six hours (the charges are daily from 7am).

Please note that concessionary passes are not valid on Park and Ride services.

People with disabilities and lost property

We aim to offer a high standard to all our customers and welcome wheelchair users. If you have a question about mobility scooter access please contact Stagecoach, our bus provider via their website below. For all lost property enquiries please contact Stagecoach buses

Service update

Chester Park & Ride services now operate through the new Bus Interchange in Chester city centre. For your return journey, Blue Line route PR1 picks up at stand D for Wrexham Road and stand E for Upton (Zoo). Green Line route PR2 picks up at stand D for journeys to Boughton Heath and stand E for journeys to Sealand Road. 

Additional new pick up points in Chester City Centre

  • PR1 going towards Wrexham Road and PR2 towards Boughton Heath will also now pick up at Foregate Street stand ‘AA’ (near Boots and M&S).
  • PR1 going towards Upton (Zoo) and PR2 towards Sealand Road will also now pick up at George Street (near Wetherspoons Bull and Stirrup).

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