The Stratford park and ride (Bishopton) has free parking all day with buses every 10-15 minutes which go directly to Stratford Town Centre. The car park is a secure site with CCTV an supervisors always on site. The information on this page is for the Bishopton park and ride only.
Daily, weekly and monthly tickets can be purchased from the bus driver. Fares are for the Bishopton park and ride only.
|Quarterly Season Ticket*||£60.00|
|Annual Season Pass*||£200.00|
|Child Single Ticket||£0.70|
|Child Return After 9am||£0.90|
|Mini Group Ticket
1 adult and up to 2 children
|Maxi Group Ticket
2 adults and up to 4 children
|Mega Group Ticketsup to 5 adults||£5.00|
|Concessionary Pass Holdersafter 9am||FREE|
|Timothy’s Bridge Road FareStage Day Return||£1.00|
|Timothy’s Bridge Road FareStage Quarterly||£30.00|
|Timothy’s Bridge Road FareStage Annual||£100.00|
* Quarterly and annual tickets are 60% cheaper than the equivalent town centre car park season tickets. These tickets can be purchased from Johnsons Coaches by calling 01564 797000, or by collecting an application form from the customer services building on site.
Chip Coin System
When entering the Stratford Park and Ride car park customers will be provided a parking chip coin by the vehicle entry dispenser. Passengers must keep possession of the chip coin until the process of validation that is enabled by handing the chip coin to the bus driver upon the return bus journey to the Stratford Park and Ride site. To exit the Stratford Park and Ride site via vehicle passengers must enter the validated chip coin into a exit machine and await for the gate to rise.
Concessionary bus pass holders
- Warwickshire Concessionary Bus Pass Holders – Free after 09:00 Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays and Bank Holidays
- Non Warwickshire Concessionary Bus Pass Holders can only Park and Ride for Free after 09:30 Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays and Bank Holidays
- Late Maxi family ticket discount
- For customers arriving at the Stratford Park and Ride after 15:00. Reduced charge for a Maxi Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) from £3.00 to £2.00
Journey takes approx 10-12 minutes from the car park to the town centre.
Days Frequency Site open First bus leaves Last return from Mondays to Saturdays Every 10-15 mins 07:30 to 19:30 07:40 Bridge Street – 19:05
Wood Street 19:07
Bank Holidays Every 15 mins 09:30 to 19:30 10:00 Bridge Street – 19:00
Wood Street – 19:02
The Stratford Park and Ride is closed on:
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- New Years day
Please contact the team if you require a copy of the full timetable.
Parking overnight on the Stratford Park and Ride site is not allowed. Please use the Parkway Station Car Park which is situated nearest the Stratford Parkway Station adjacent to the Stratford Park & Ride Site. This Car Park is Pay & Display (Prices for a two day stay are between £6-£8 depending on the time of arrival). Alternatively please use the off-street car parks in the town centre operated by Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
Stratford Park and Ride is located off Bishopton Lane near to the roundabout with the A46 (T) and the A3400 Birmingham Road. Signs have been provided on the approach roads from the north and west to direct drivers to the site.
When using sat nav systems, please input postcode - CV37 9QY
Drop off and boarding points
D – Park & Ride ‘ Drop off ‘ point
B – Park & Ride ‘ Boarding ‘ point
Vehicle height restrictions
A height restriction barrier of 2.1m (6’-10”) is in place at the Stratford Park and Ride site situated near the entrance to the car park. Vehicles above this height will not be permitted.
Pets / animals
No animals are permitted entry onto both the Stratford-upon-Avon Park and Ride site and bus service except for Guide Dogs.
Environmentally friendly buses
The Stratford Park and Ride bus service is operated by state-of-the-art hybrid buses, combining electric and diesel power to deliver fuel savings, thus producing fewer emissions and less noise than conventional diesel buses. We actively support environmentally friendly transport and is proud that Stratford Park and Ride will be running the first hybrid bus service in the Midlands.
Low floor easy access
The low floor Hybrid buses are also fully accessible to mobility impaired customers.
A fully accessible toilet is located in Customer Services Building.
Stratford Park and Ride is included in the local Warwickshire Concessionary Travel Scheme operated by the County Council. The local scheme offers free travel on bus services in Warwickshire for Warwickshire concessionary bus pass holders after 9am weekdays.
However, non Warwickshire concessionary bus pass holders comply with the national minimum concessionary scheme – with the off peak time limits for when you can use your concessionary bus pass being from 9.30am on weekdays. Therefore, if a non Warwickshire concessionary bus pass holder attempts to use their pass on the Stratford Park and Ride before 9.30am weekdays, it will not be accepted.
Electrical Car Charging Points
There are 2 electric car charging points available to use at the Stratford Park and Ride site.