Durham Park and Ride

As Durham is a one of the most visited cities in the North East due to the prestigious university and cobbled streets. Finding low cost parking close to the city centre can become a bit of a chore, which is why we’re a real advocate for park and ride. This allows you to park outside of the city centre free of charge and hop on the local bus service into the city.

How many park and ride sites are there in Durham

There are three park and ride sites in Durham with direct routes into the city; Belmont, Howlands Farm and Sniperley.

Belmont Park and Ride

Address: Belmont, DH1 1SR

Opening Times: 07.00am – 07.00pm (Monday to Saturday)

Serves: Milburngate Bridge east side, Wharton Park, County Hall and the University Hospital.

Howlands Farm Park and Ride

Address: Howlands Farm, DH1 3DE

Opening Times: 07.00am – 07.00pm (Monday to Saturday)

Serves: Church Street, New Elvet and Milburngate Bridge.

Sniperley Park and Ride

Address: Sniperley, DH1 5AA

Opening Times: 07.00am – 07.00pm (Monday to Saturday)

Serves: University Hospital, County Hall, Wharton Park and Claypath (Millennium Place).

Cost to park at park and ride sites in Durham

Parking at Durham park and ride sites is free of charge, but you must use the park and ride bus service to take advantage of this free parking option.

Park and Ride SiteParking Charge
Belmont Park and RideFree
Howlands Farm Park and RideFree
Sniperley Park and RideFree
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Durham park and ride ticket prices 2024

The cost to get from Durham park and ride sites into the city centre costs just £2 per adult for unlimited travel on the bus.

2024 ticket prices for the park and ride service in Durham is as follows:

Park and Ride SiteBus Ticket Charge
Belmont Park and RideAdult: £2
Under 16: Free with paying adult
Howlands Farm Park and RideAdult: £2
Under 16: Free with paying adult
Sniperley Park and RideAdult: £2
Under 16: Free with paying adult
Durham park and ride ticket

Overnight parking at Durham park and ride sites

Overnight parking is permitted at Belmont park and ride site for both motorhomes and campervans, but not passenger cars. Overnight parking is not permitted at Howlands Farm park and ride or Sniperley park and ride.

Motorhome parking at Durham park and ride sites

Motorhomes are permitted to park at Belmont park and ride site and if staying overnight, there is a charge of £5 per night, for up to 2 consecutive nights.