The U's return to match action on Saturday when they host Port Vale, and fans of both sides are reminded that there is no shuttle bus service in action this season.
The bus service came to a close over the summer, but there remain a number of options to get to the stadium this weekend.
Getting To The Stadium On A Matchday
- Stadium Car Parking
Car parking at the stadium (with 667 spaces) is available to supporters both on a seasonal basis and, for home and away fans, on a match by match basis.
Parking can be bought online at www.colutickets.com, in person at the Ticket Office windows before a matchday or by calling 01206 755161. On occasion, permits may be available on a matchday itself, but we would strongly advise purchasing in advance.
- Colchester Park & Ride Car Park
Parking (with 1,000 spaces) is also available at the nearby Colchester Park & Ride. Supporters are advised to return to the stadium site via Boxted Road (leaving via the pedestrian exit near to McDonald's).
Please note that the Park & Ride owners will be regularly checking that valid tickets are shown in cars this season.
- Park & Ride Buses
Park & Ride buses, serving the Park & Ride to and from the town centre, are available on Saturdays. The timetable for the Park & Ride service can be found HERE.
Please note: The Colchester Day Rover on Arriva does not apply to the Park & Ride buses. A further Park & Ride ticket must be bought.
Should you wish to use your Colchester Day Rover to the vicinity of the stadium, it is advised to get one of the Colchester buses as detailed below:-
- Other Bus Services
First Buses, number 65: Starting in Stanway, this bus passes through the town centre and picks up at Colchester train station before travelling to Mill Road. Supporters can alight this service near to the Water Tower on Mill Road and head back to the stadium via Olympic Boulevard and Via Urbis Romanae. Timetable HERE.
Arriva, number 2: Starting in Highwoods, this bus service travels through town and picks up at the train station before travelling to Nayland Road. Supporters should alight near to the Dog & Pheasant pub and head to the stadium via Boxted Road. Timetable HERE.
- From Highwoods the journeys to the ground will be 13:13, 13:33, 13:53 and 14:13 these will arrive at Boxted Road/Defoe Crescent at 13:48, 14:08, 14:28 and 14:48 plus a 10 minute walk. Leaving the ground, and back at Defoe Crescent, the two buses to Highwoods are 17:25 and 17:45
- From Mile End the journeys to the ground will be 14:02,14:22 and 14:42 these will arrive at Boxted Road/Defoe Crescent at 14:08, 14:28 and 14:48 plus a 10 minute walk. Leaving the ground two buses will be to Mile End are 17:38 and 18:08
- Single tickets are £2.80 for adults an £1.90 for children. Return tickets are £4.20 for adults an £2.80 for children
Arriva, number 8: Starting in Monkwick, this bus service also passes through town and picks up at the train station before travelling to Mill Road. Supporters should again alight near to the Water Tower on Mill Road. Timetable HERE.
For the Colchester Network Map, click HERE | For a map of the buses that bring you close to the stadium, click HERE
- Cycle Routes
Colchester United has secure cycle parking at the ground. There are shared use cycle routes from the Park & Ride, along Axial Way, Via Urbis Romanae and United Way. The Axial Way path links into the Severalls Lane path and on to Ipswich Road, St John's and Greenstead via St Anne's.
Coming from town, Mile End Road is a quiet route with a partial shared path. Full details of the local cycle network, and a route planner, can be found at www.colchester-cycling.org.uk andColchester.cyclestreets.net, or by contacting Emily Harrup firstname.lastname@example.org.