Park and Ride
Changes to the Park and Ride service
After being partially reopened in July, Park and Ride services will be extended from 28 September to include Upton (Chester Zoo). The Upton Park and Ride will operate as a shuttle service to/from the Chester Bus Interchange via the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Between 28 September and 4 January 2021, free travel will be provided for NHS employees travelling to the Countess of Chester Hospital from the Upton Park and Ride site (by showing their ID badge).
Strict safety measures are in place to protect both customers and staff, including perspex screens to separate passengers from the drivers, compulsory wearing of a face covering and contactless payments only.
Park and Ride
It is simple and easy to use our Park and Ride service for a hassle-free journey into Chester city centre.
Your ticket is valid all day. You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you like, meaning you can spend as much time in Chester as you need. More information can be found on our tickets page.
How to buy your Park and Ride tickets?
You now have the choice to purchase Chester Park and Ride tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App and to pay on the bus using contactless payment.
Using the app: Simply download the app, choose 'buy' and the Park and Ride section will be the first section on the screen. Then you can add your selected tickets to your basket.
Day return tickets are still available to buy at the ticket machines at the Park and Ride sites.
Please see full terms and conditions on the App before purchasing tickets. Proof of purchase must be provided to the driver on board the bus. Tickets are valid on the day of activation and will expire if not activated within three months. No refunds are available for expired tickets.
Where should I park?
We have three dedicated car parks currently in operation (Sealand Road remains closed for the time being). Make sure you park in the right car park according to the service you will be getting. You can find all the information about where to park online.
Using our Park and Ride service offers many benefits:
- Low cost: our low fares mean that Park and Ride is one of the most cost effective forms of transport into the city centre.
- Faster journey: dedicated bus lanes and fewer stops than local buses mean quicker access to the centre of the city.
- Be green: using Park and Ride keeps cars out of the city centre meaning improved air quality and faster journeys for everyone. All our buses have the latest low emission engines too.
All our buses offer:
- Free wifi
- USB charging
- Premium quality seats which allows you to work on the go in a comfortable environment
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.
What if I lose something on the bus?
If you lose something on one of our buses don't worry. You can contact our provider Stagecoach and they will help you with your enquiry.
Can I take my dog on the bus?
One accompanied, well-behaved dog or other small animal that will not be a danger to the customers or staff is allowed on the bus. It is up to the driver to make the decision.