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Extended service for Christmas Lights Switch On

Chester’s Park & Ride services will be extended on Friday 16 November for the Christmas Lights Switch On celebrations.  The last bus back will be around 9pm instead of 7pm.  Please see the timetables below for exact timings.

Cheshire West and Chester Council operates four Park and Ride sites around the City at Boughton Heath (off the A41 Whitchurch Road - nearest postcode CH3 5QD), Sealand Road (on the A548 opposite the car dealerships - nearest postcode CH1 4LD), Upton (Zoo - nearest postcode CH2 4BA) and Wrexham Road (off the A483 opposite Chester Business Park - nearest postcode CH4 9DQ). Please note, postcodes are the nearest approximate postcodes for location purposes, as these sites are not postal addresses.

These are served by two limited stop cross-city services:

Blue Line service PR1

Green Line service PR2

Location maps

Buses are operated on our behalf by Stagecoach. New buses were introduced in 2016 and feature comfortable leather seats, free 4g wi-fi, an Air Chill system to keep you cool in the summer and all are wheelchair friendly. An over height area is available at each site for motor homes and oversized vehicles.

Times of operation 

  • Monday to Friday: every 12 minutes between 7am and 7pm
  • Saturdays: every 12 minutes between 8am and 7pm
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: every 15 minutes between 9.30am and 6pm  

Free travel every Wednesday after 2pm

To support the Council's parking strategy, help improve air quality, reduce city centre congestion and boost our local economy, free travel on the Park and Ride service is now available for passengers using the service on Wednesdays after 2pm.

For free travel on the Park and Ride during these times, please use the pay station machines and select the free travel ticket. The machine will issue the ticket and you will not need to pay. Present and scan your ticket on board the bus in the usual manner

Tickets and fares

Tickets are available from machines near the bus stop at each car park. Please enter your car registration number and follow the simple steps on the touch screen machines. You will need to scan your ticket as you board the bus in both directions.

Parking is free for Park and Ride customers. Tickets cost £2 (return) per adult and children can travel free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Saver tickets are available for frequent travellers – six return tickets can be purchased for the price of five (£10). We regret that Park and Ride is excluded from the Concessionary Fare scheme. Card payments are available onsite.

Further information about Park and Ride services in Chester can be found in the document below.

Countess of Chester Hospital promotion £1 ticket

In partnership with the Countess of Chester we are releasing a special ticket. Our service drops you directly outside the Countess of Chester Hospital, there is no need to drive to the hospital and risk not finding a parking space, only to pay more than the cost of our ticket for parking at the hospital.

Tickets are available from machines near the Park and Ride stations at Upton and Wrexham Road on the PR1 blue line only. Enter your car registration number and follow the simple steps on the touch screen machines. You will need to scan your ticket as you board the bus in both directions to and from the Countess of Chester.

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • ticket cost £1 (return)
  • tickets are valid only for one (same day) return journey
  • tickets available at Upton and Wrexham Road Park and Ride sites
  • tickets are only valid on the PR1 route
  • passengers can only board at the Countess of Chester Hospital for their return journey
  • these tickets are not valid for boarding or alighting at any other stop along the PR1 route
  • please scan your tickets on board bus

Further information about the Countess of Chester promotion can be found in the document below.

Please note: concessionary passes are not valid on Park and Ride services

People with disabilities and lost property

We aim to offer a high standard to all our customers and welcome wheelchair users. If you have a question about mobility scooter access please contact Stagecoach, our bus provider via their website below. For all lost property enquiries please contact Stagecoach buses

Service update

Chester Park and Ride services now operate through the new Bus Interchange in Chester city centre. For your return journey, Blue Line route PR1 picks up at stand D for Wrexham Road and stand E for Upton (Zoo). Green Line route PR2 picks up at stand D for journeys to Boughton Heath and stand E for journeys to Sealand Road. 

In addition, when the new Bus Interchange is not a convenient drop off/pick up point, buses also drop off/pick up at various locations in the city centre - all of these stops are well used by customers. Details of exact drop off/pick up points can be found in the maps above. 

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