Durham City Park and Ride
Durham City is currently served by two Park and Ride sites on the key routes into the city. These are situated at Belmont and Sniperley. Howlands is currently operating as a car park only from which you can walk into the city centre.
Our park and ride services at Belmont and Sniperley have re-opened and will run regularly. Howlands is currently operating as a car park only from which you can walk into Durham City. We are introducing a range of measures so that you can travel safely.
Our park and ride services at Belmont and Sniperley have re-opened and will run regularly. Howlands is currently operating as a car park only from which you can walk into Durham City.
We are introducing a range of measures so that you can travel safely.
Where are the Park and Ride sites?
- Belmont, DH1 1SR - on the A690, approximately 300 metres east of Junction 62 of the A1.
- Sniperley, DH1 5RA - approximately 400 metres north of the A167/A690 junction
Howlands Farm, DH1 3TQ, is currently operating as a car park only from which you can walk into the city centre.
Hover over the markers on the map for details of each location.
Key for traffic data
The coloured lines representing traffic conditions on major roads refer to the current speed of traffic on that road.
- Red lines on the map mean traffic is moving at less than 25 miles per hour and could indicate an accident or congestion on that route
- Yellow lines indicate that traffic is moving faster, from 25 to 50 miles per hour
- Green lines indicate traffic is moving at 50 miles per hour or more
- If you see grey lines on the map, that indicates that there's no traffic information available at the time
- The Red-black line on the map indicates extremely slow or stopped traffic
Opening times and bus frequencies
Car parks are open 7.00am to 7.00pm.
- every 10 minutes at peak time (7.00am to 9.00am and 3.00pm to 5.00pm)
- every 15 minutes off peak and Saturdays
How much does it cost?
You need to buy a ticket from the park and ride site. The ticket machine will take coins and cards (including contactless) but will not take notes.
For only £2 per person, you can park until 7.00pm, get unlimited travel on the park and ride buses for the day and even use the Cathedral Bus for free.
Under 16s are free if they're accompanied by an adult over 21. English concessionary pass holders travel for free after 9.30am, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. Before 9.30am on weekdays, there's a 50p charge for customers using a concessionary pass issued in County Durham.
If you use our park and ride service regularly, then you could save money, and pay only £1.70, with a POP Pay As You Go smartcard.
Be aware that parking at the sites is only for people using the park and ride buses. The sites close at 7.00pm and cars cannot be left overnight. Breaking these rules may result in you receiving a parking ticket.
Parking at the park and ride sites is free for all users, providing you intend to use the park and ride bus service.
Where do the buses go?
- Belmont to Sniperley route stops at Milburngate Bridge east side, Milburngate, County Hall and the University Hospital.
- Sniperley to Belmont route stops at the University Hospital, County Hall, Milburngate, Claypath (Millennium Place).
What facilities are there?
Dogs are allowed on our buses as long as they are on a lead.
Our secure parking sites are fully covered by CCTV as well as regularly patrolled by security. You can also leave your details with the site operator and we'll contact you if there's any problem with your car, such as the lights being left on.
There are coach parking facilities at the Belmont Park and Ride site. See our Durham City car parks page for more information.
Advertise with us
With buses running 12 hours a day, in and out of a bustling city, advertising on our park and ride buses can really boost your business. See our Park and Ride advertising page for more information.
Safer parking award
All of our park and ride car parks have achieved Park Mark, the Safer Parking Award. This means that they have been assessed by the police and have measures in place to deter criminal activity, creating a safer environment for both you and your vehicle.
Report a problem with a car park
In partnership with
- Safer Parking Award
- Durham City Park and Ride
- Durham City Park and Ride
- 0191 374 1702
Our address is:
- Belmont Park and Ride
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 1SR
- 0191 374 1698