Travelling to our Chelmsford campus

Chelmsford campus

This page contains directions to our campus on Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, as well as a number of handy maps.

We’re committed to doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of traffic travelling to our campuses so apart from blue badge holders we don’t offer parking on-campus, and promote the use of public transport wherever possible.

On foot

Our campus is about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Chelmsford with all of its shops and restaurants and landmarks like the impressive 15th-century Cathedral Church of St Mary, St Peter and St Cedd. You’ll find maps at the bottom of this page.

Travelling by bike

We’ve got plenty of cycle parking and there’s lots of cycle paths that lead on and around the campus.

Travelling by public transport

Bus and coach

The bus station on Duke Street is a 15-minute walk from the campus with local bus services run by First Group, and National Express coaches usually stopping there. If you’re travelling from the airport you can catch the regular X30 bus service from Stansted to Chelmsford.

Train

We’re just a ten-minute walk from the station which is on the main London Liverpool Street to Norwich line. There are up to six trains an hour to London Liverpool Street which take about 35 minutes. Regular services also run to Stratford, Shenfield, Braintree, Witham, Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

National Rail Enquiries is helpful for planning your journey.

If you’re travelling from Heathrow or Gatwick, head for Liverpool Street station in London; you can catch trains to Chelmsford from there which will take about 35 minutes. Again, National Rail Enquiries is helpful if you’re planning a train journey in the UK.

If you’re travelling on Eurostar it will bring you to King’s Cross, you’ll need to make your way to Liverpool Street station where you can catch a train to Chelmsford. When you arrive we’re a ten-minute walk from the train station.

Sea

Harwich International port is served by Stena Line from the Hook of Holland and Cuxhaven Ferries from Germany. From Harwich, it’s about an hour to Chelmsford by car. You can also travel by train which takes just over an hour; you may need to change.

Travelling by car

Chelmsford is no more than 15-minutes’ drive from the M25 which gives excellent access to the national road network. The A12 is ten minutes away and is a direct route into London. While there’s only parking on-campus for blue badge holders there’re over 5,000 parking spaces in the local car parks in and around the city, many within walking distance of the campus. Rectory Lane has a long stay car park just two minutes’ walk away and the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre car park is on Victoria Road, only five minutes away.

Chelmsford Borough Council has more information about parking in the city.

Park & Ride

Chelmsford has two Park and Ride sites with a regular bus service to and from the city.

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride: buses run straight through our campus. On Monday to Friday, buses run every ten minutes from 7am until 5pm, then every 12 minutes until 7pm, then a reduced service with the last bus leaving campus at 9.13pm. Buses also run on Saturdays.

Sandon Park and Ride is at junction 18 of the A12 (the A414/A1060 Maldon Road interchange). The site has over 1,100 parking spaces and buses run to the city centre every ten minutes throughout the day.

Maps of Chelmsford and our campus

Chelmsford campus map

Chelmsford city centre map

Chelmsford city centre guide

Chelmsford and the surrounding area map