Get to Colchester Hospital


Our address:

Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL

01206 747 474

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Download map of Colchester Hospital here

Getting here

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 884 and 84B operated by Arriva and 616568 operated by First.

Buses that stop on Turner Road outside the hospital are 8081 and 81A operated by Arriva.

Park & Ride service: there is a bus stop on Northern Way with a pedestrian route into the hospital.

For bus timetables and routes please visit the First website or the Arriva website.

From Sunday 21 October 2018, there will be bus stop changes in Colchester town centre.  Please see  Essex County Council’s website for details of where to catch your bus.

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

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.


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.

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

For bus timetables and routes please visit the First website or the Arriva website.


You can download our Colchester hospital walking map here.

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