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Lumiere Park and Ride


The best option if you're coming to Lumiere by car is to head to one of our Park and Ride sites. We're operating an enhanced service right through the festival which includes three extra sites, extended opening times and frequent buses to and from the city.

Cost

£2.00 per person return - concessionary pass holders and children under 16 travel free.

Download Icon for pdf Our Lumiere Park Ride map (PDF, 207.2kb)  - for a map of all six park and ride locations and their corresponding drop off / pick up points in the city centre.

Last bus - 11.30pm

The last park and ride buses will leave the city centre at 11.30pm each night.

Car parks open all night

The car parks will remain open for people who want to stay in town later and get a taxi back. Cars are left overnight at owners own risk.

Disabled access

All buses have accessible facilities and our sites at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands have accessible toilet facilities. Disabled bus pass holders can travel for free.

Park and ride locations and drop off / pick up points in a table

AddressLocationOperating timesBus stop in DurhamRecommended for

Belmont (PR1)
DH1 1SR
533 spaces

Off A1(M) Junction 62 at Carrville

Thurs, Fri, Sat - 7.00am - 11.30pm
Sun 3.00pm - 11.30pm

Claypath underpass (leases Bowl roundabout)Anyone travelling from the North, South or East - however, this car park is likely to fill up first

Howlands (PR2)
DH1 3TQ
450 spaces

On A177 into Durham (south side) approx. 1 mile from A167 Cock o the North roundaboutThurs, Fri, Sat - 7.00am - 11.30pm
Sun 3.00pm - 11.30pm
Opposite Three Tuns, New ElvetAnyone travelling from the South and leaving A1(M), Junctions 59, 60 and 61

Sniperley (PR3)*
DH1 5RA
294 spaces

Junction of A691 (coming from Lanchester) and  A167 (coming from Chester-le-Street / A1(M) Junction 63)Thurs, Fri, Sat - 7.00am - 11.30pm
Sun 3.00pm - 11.30pm
North RoadAnyone travelling from the North, leaving A1(M) at Junction 63

New College (PR3)*
DH1 5ES
900 spaces

On the B6532 road between Framwellgate Moor and Sacriston

Thurs, Fri - 4.30pm - 11.30pm
Sat, Sun 3.30pm - 11.30pm

North RoadAnyone travelling from the North, leaving A1(M) at Junction 63
Merryoakes (PR4)
DH1 3QD
500 spaces

 On A167 on south side of Durham (coming from Bishop Auckland / Newton Aycliffe (A1(M) South)  

Thurs, Fri - 4.30pm - 11.30pm
Sat, Sun 3.30pm - 11.30pm
Opposite Three Tuns, New ElvetAnyone travelling from the South and leaving A1(M), Junctions 59, 60 and 61
Meadowfield - Annand House (PR5)
DH7 8RP
400 spaces
On A690, next to Meadowfield Leisure CentreThurs, Fri - 4.30pm - 11.30pm
Sat, Sun 3.30pm - 11.30pm
Sutton StreetAnyone travelling from the west of the county

Gates will remain open at all sites overnight during the Festival.

Normal Park and Ride service

The Park and Ride service will operate as normal up until 2.00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 2.00pm on these days, the link between Belmont and Sniperly will end, the Lumiere services will start and, as a result of road closures, some of the bus stops and routes will change during the afternoon.

See our Durham City Park and Ride pages for details.

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