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Park & Ride

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Driving into Bedford?

Park & Ride makes a lot of sense - easy to use, easy on your pocket and easy on the environment.

 

Just park in the spacious car park in Elstow and the easy access buses will whizz you quickly along Ampthill Road into the town centre via the hospital in Britannia Road, Borough Hall and Bedford College in Cauldwell Street and St Pauls Square. You can board one of our easy access buses up to every 12 minutes, 6 days a week and hourly on Sundays.

The terminus point at Bedford Bus Station is a short walk away from Bedford Rail Station. Coupled with our extended operating times, Commuters can benefit from greater savings and allow more time to travel to and from work.

 

It's free to park, just pay on the bus.

 

Bus Service Operating Hours

The Park and Ride is open 7 days a week with buses departing the Park and Ride at the following times:

Monday to Saturday

0620 MF 0645 MF 0701 0713 0725 0737 0749 then at these minutes past the hour 01 13 25 37 49 until 1901 1930 2000 2100 2200

MF - Monday to Friday only

Sunday

1010 1110 1210 1310 1410 1510 1610 1710

 

Return buses depart from the town at the following times:

Monday to Saturday

0509 MF 0642 0654 0706 0718 0730 0742 0754 then at these minutes past the hour 06 18 30 42 54 until 1854 1915 1945 2045 2145 2245

MF - Monday to Friday only

Sunday

0954 1054 1154 1254 1354 1454 1554 1654

 

Car Park Opening Hours

The car park is locked overnight and any vehicle not recovered before the car park will not be able to be recovered until the following morning.  The car park and waiting room are currently open and unlocked during the following hours:

 

Monday to Friday: 0530 to 2315

Saturday: 0630 to 2315

Sunday: 0930 to 1730

 

Park&Ride Fares

Effective from Sunday 31st March 2013, the fares on the Park&Ride are as follows:

                                                         

DAY TICKETS

 

Adult Day Return

£2.30

Child Day Return (all children aged 5-15 years old)

£1.55

Children Aged Under 5 FREE

Family Day Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

£6.00        

SEASON TICKETS

 

Weekly Ticket (paper ticket)

£11.00

Weekly Ticket (smartcard top-up)

£10.50

 

Concessionary Bus Passes

English National Concessionary Bus Passes issued by Bedford Borough Council can be used on the Park&Ride at any time.  All other English National Concessionary Bus Passes can be used on the Park&Ride subject to the national scheme rules.  This currently means that passes can be used between 0930 and 2300 Monday to Friday and at any time on Weekends and Bank Holidays.

 

Elstow Park & Ride, How To Find Us

Elstow Park & Ride is located in Progress Park, on the A6 just north of the A6 junction of the A421. This location is ideal for those who regularly drive into Bedford from areas like Ampthill, Biggleswade, Cranfield, Dunstable, Luton, Letchworth and other locations in the south of England.

 

The site is open between 0600 and 2300 Mondays to Saturdays and between 1000 and 1715 on Sundays.

There is  CCTV on site, a waiting room with toilets, confectionery and coffee machines plus real time information keeping you up to date with the arrival of the next bus.

Park and Ride Map

 

Find us on Sat Nav at MK42 9XF

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us | Useful Links

If you need more information or would like to comment on park & ride you can contact us by:


phone

P&R Contact us - Phone  01234 718005

email  

P&R Contact us - email  businfo@bedford.gov.uk

 

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