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COVID-19: Following the guidance from Government effective from 19 July 2021,  it is expected that people wear a face covering in busy or enclosed spaces. Please use park and ride services with consideration for others. 

Please note: Service PR3 from Upton (Zoo) park and ride will operate up to every 12 minutes from 19 July 2021, and the route will be extended to Foregate Street in the heart of Chester’s shopping area. Last buses from Foregate Street (stop BB) will leave at 7pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 5.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.  

You can now make contactless payments. It is a fast, easy and secure way to pay for tickets that are under £45. You can currently buy the all-day return ticket using contactless, but we will soon be launching the Park and Ride app allowing you to purchase a range of tickets.

If you are making a contactless payment, simply board the bus and tap your card or device onto the reader.

Tickets are also available from machines near the bus stop at each car park.

  • Follow the simple touch screen instructions
  • You can use your debit/credit card for quick and easy payment
  • Simply scan your ticket when boarding and enjoy the journey
  • Standard return and day hopper tickets: £2
  • U16s free with a paying adult


Parking is free. Fares cost just £2 (return) per adult and under 16s can travel free if accompanied by a paying adult. Our machines take card payments and cash.

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 A day return will cost just £2.

There is no need to drive and risk not finding a parking space, only to pay more than the cost of our ticket for parking.

You will need to scan your ticket as you board the bus in both directions to and from the Countess of Chester.

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