Get to Essex County Hospital


Our address

Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3NB

01206 747 474

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Getting here

By bus

Bus routes 65, 70, 71, 71a, 71c, 88, 88a and 88b stop outside the hospital and are operated by First.

Bus route 77 stops outside the hospital and is operated by Arriva.

Bus routes 82, 82b, 83, 83b and 85 stop outside the hospital and are operated by Hedingham buses.

By community transport

Community transport schemes can help you to travel to the hospital. The services are for elderly and disabled people and for people in rural communities with no public transport.

Please visit Essex County Council’s website for more information.

By Non-Urgent Patient Transport Service (PTS)

PTS by car or ambulance is for patients whose physical or mental condition means that they are unable to travel in any other way and who require the skills of staff to support them during their journey.

Please visit the East of England Ambulance Service website for further information.

By car or motorbike

Leave the A12 at junction 28. Take Via Urbis Romanae, and the A134 Northern Approach which becomes Turner Road and Westway.  Take the A124 onto Southway.  The hospital is on the left.


There is a pay and display car park for patients and visitors. Car parking is very limited, so please use the Park & Ride service when possible. The Park & Ride terminus is near junction 28 of the A12.  The Park & Ride service runs to Head Street which is a short walk to the hospital via Rawstorn Road and Crouch Street.

Parking charges

Up to 1 hour£1.80
Up to 2 hours£3
Up to 4 hours£4
Up to 8 hours£5
Up to 24 hours£10


Disabled drivers

Parking is free for disabled drivers who have a Blue Badge. There are wheelchair access spaces in the car park.

Discounted Parking Permits are available for regular visitors. For any questions about parking, please telephone the general office at Colchester General Hospital on 01206 742334

By train

Colchester has two railway stations.

Colchester Rail Station (COL) is 1.6 miles from the hospital. The station has a taxi rank.  Bus 65 runs between the train station and the hospital.  The Park & Ride service runs to Head Street which is a short walk to the hospital via Rawstorn Road and Crouch Street.

Colchester Town Station (CET) is 0.7 miles from the hospital. The station does not have a taxi rank.  Buses 65, 70, 71, 83B and 88 run from the nearby town centre to the hospital.  The hospital is a 15 minute walk from Colchester Town train station.

For train information and timetables please visit the National Rail Enquiries website.


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