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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.

Where are the Park and Ride sites?

  • Belmont, DH1 1SR - on the A690, approximately 300 metres east of Junction 62 of the A1.
  • Howlands Farm, DH1 3TQ - less than one mile after joining A177 at the A167/A177 roundabout
  • Sniperley, DH1 5RA - approximately 400 metres north of the A167/A690 junction

Durham Park and Ride locations

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When are they open?

Buses run every ten minutes from each site, Monday to Saturday between 7.00am and 7.00pm. 

The service does not operate on Sundays or bank holidays. See a more detailed timetable on our Interactive public transport map. You can view the individual timetables as follows:

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?

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  • Belmont to Sniperley route (red on the map) stops at Milburngate Bridge east side, Milburngate, County Hall and the University Hospital.
  • Sniperley to Belmont route (green on the map) stops at the University Hospital, County Hall, Milburngate, Claypath (Millennium Place).
  • Howlands Circular route (blue on the map) stops at New Elvet, Milburngate Bridge east side, Milburngate, Leazes Road underpass, New Elvet. 

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.

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Contact us
Durham City Park and Ride
0191 374 1702
Our address is:
  • Belmont Park and Ride
  • Belmont
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 1SR
0191 374 1698
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