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Our free parking after 2.00pm is no longer available. From 1 January 2024, normal parking charges will return to our car parks. We have put notices up on the payment machines for all affected car parks.

Please note that from Monday 19 February the Park and Ride PR1 service to Belmont will be serving the bus stop at Leazes Road Underpass (Stand B) rather than Claypath.

Howlands Farm Park and Ride


Howlands Farm Park and Ride site is located less than one mile after joining A177 at the A167 / A177 roundabout.

Opening times and bus frequencies

Car parks are open from 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

Buses run every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday.

  • The bus leaves the Park and Ride at 7, 22, 37 and 52 minutes past the hour. The first bus is at 7.07am and the last bus is at 6.37pm.

Our Park and Ride sites are closed on bank holidays.

Where the buses go

Howlands stops at:

  • Church Street
  • New Elvet
  • Leazes Road, Milburngate Bridge
  • Milburngate (Stand D)
  • Leazes Road Underpass (Stand A)

How much it costs

For only £2 per person, you can park until 7.00pm, get unlimited travel on the park and ride buses for the day.

Under 16s are free if they're accompanied by an adult over 21. English bus 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 bus pass issued in County Durham.

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.

You can also pay via contactless on our buses.

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 use the park and ride bus service to leave the site for your onward journey.

Where the Park and Ride sites are

Howlands Farm, DH1 3DE -  less than one mile after joining A177 at the A167 / A177 roundabout.

What facilities there are

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.

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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Safer Parking Award

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  • Safer Parking Award
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