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Durham University


Durham City Park and Ride

Durham City is served by three Park and Ride sites on the key routes into the city. These are situated at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands. A direct bus service runs every 10 minutes to the city centre from each site. The Howlands Park and Ride bus runs down South Road, Church Street and New Elvet, giving access to University sites.

The service operates Monday to Saturday, 7.00am - 7.00pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays). Outside of these times, the gates to these sites will be locked, and it is important to return to collect your vehicle on time. If you leave your vehicle on site after 7.00pm you may receive a parking ticket. Please remember that this is a park and ride service and anyone who is found parking their vehilce and walking from the Park and Ride car park will receive a parking ticket.

Concessions and Smartcards

The Park and Ride sites offer free* parking for users of the Park and Ride bus service and unlimited daily travel into the City Centre and back for just £2.00 per person. Park and Ride users can also use the Cathedral Bus for free.

Pay and Go Smartcards are perfect for regular Park and Ride users as they provide 20 days worth of travel for only £34.00. This works out at £1.70 per day.

*Please note that free parking at Park and Ride sites is only available to those people purchasing a Park and Ride bus ticket and using the bus service as the service is financed by passenger fare income. Please do not park and walk or park and cycle from the sites, otherwise you may receive a parking ticket.

Visit the Durham County Council website for further details.