Get to Colchester Hospital

 

Colchester Hospital

Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL

01206 747 474

Colchester Hospital Accessibility information from AccessAble (Opens in a new window)

Download a map of the Colchester Hospital site (Opens in a new window 1 Mb pdf)

 

Travelling to Colchester Hospital

By bus

There are bus stops in the hospital grounds, on Turner Road and on Northern Way.

Buses that stop outside the main doors to the hospital are S1, S2, 86, 68, 75, 84, 84b, 8, Harwich Hopper, Clacton Hopper.

Buses that stop on Turner Road outside the hospital are S1, S2, 8, 68, 8, 80, 81, 81a, 84, 84b,93, 93a, x93

First Bus timetables and routes on the First website (Opens in a new window).

Arriva timetables and routes on the Arriva website (Opens in a new window).

The Clacton Hopper service is for any patient attending Colchester Hospital.  You must book your place in advance by phoning 01255 436 962.

Clacton Hopper timetables on the Dial-a-Ride website (Opens in a new window).

Park and Ride – Colchester

The Park and Ride is based at Cuckoo Farm Way, Colchester, just off junction 28 of the A12 (CO4 5JA).

There are lots of spaces and it’s just one stop to the hospital. The bus stops on Northern Approach Road and from there it’s a short walk to the main site along a signed, dedicated hospital pathway.

An adult day ticket costs £3, a child day fare (under 18) is £1 and under fives travel for free.

Colchester Park and Ride information and timetables on the Essex County Council website (Opens in a new window).

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.

Community transport schemes information on Essex County Council’s website (Opens in a new window).

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.

How to book non-urgent PTS on the East of England Ambulance Service website (Opens in a new window).

By car or motorbike

Coming from the A12, leave at junction 28. Follow the signs to the hospital taking Via Urbis Romanae, Mill Road and Turner Road.  The hospital is on Turner Road.

Parking at the hospital is very limited, so please use the Park and Ride service when possible. The Park and Ride terminus is near junction 28 of the A12.

Parking

Colchester Hospital parking page (Opens in a new window).

By train

Colchester has two railway stations:

  • Colchester Rail Station (COL) is 1.6 miles from the hospital. The station has a taxi rank.  Buses 61, 65, 80 and the Park & Ride run between this train station and bus stops in or near the hospital.
  • Colchester Town Station (CET) is 4.3 miles from the hospital. The station does not have a taxi rank.  Buses 8, 61, 65, 81A and the Park & Ride run from the nearby town centre to bus stops in or near the hospital.

Train information and timetables on the National Rail Enquiries website (Opens in a new window).

Walking

Download our Colchester hospital walking map (Opens in a new window 486 Kb pdf) .

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