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Please note that no motor-homes, caravans or camper vans are permitted at Stratford Park and Ride at any time.

Important - change to Bishopton bus service

The Stratford Park and Ride, Bishopton bus service will now drop off at Wood Street outside the NatWest Bank and pick up on the opposite side of the road outside Oxfam, Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Services no longer drop off or pick up at Windsor Street. This change was made to offer a more reliable journey and reduce the delays caused by congestion.

Parking charges

  • Daily - £3 before 8.59am (valid from midnight to 11.59pm)
  • Daily - £1 after 9am (valid from 9am to 11.59pm)

Penalty charge codes for Stratford Parkway/park and ride

  • Level – higher £70, lower £50

Overnight parking (no motorhomes, caravans or camper vans)

  • After 9am – £4 (valid from 9am until 11.59pm the following day)
  • Before 8.59am – £6 (valid from midnight until 11.59pm the following day)

Season tickets for bus and rail users

Season tickets offer great value as you can park and take the bus from as little as £1.50 per day (annual season ticket). Season tickets include parking and one daily return bus ticket for use of the park and ride bus for the duration of the season ticket. You must purchase a quarterly or annual ticket in advance to allow enough time for the ticket to be posted to your address.

  • Weekly - £11.50 (to be purchased from parking machines only)
  • Monthly - £39.50 (to be purchased from parking machines only)
  • Quarterly - £99
  • Annual - £349

To be purchased from

For more season ticket information please call 0333 003 0033

There is no parking charge for drivers displaying a valid disabled badge and for electric vehicles plugged into the charging point, but the bus fares still apply.

Bus fares

Park and ride passengers using the bus (please note that the relevant parking charge must be paid in addition to the bus fare).

  • Adult single/return – £2 (up to two children travel free with every full adult ticket purchased)
  • Child single/return – £1
  • Group return (up to five people) – £3

Concessionary travel

Stratford Park and Ride is included in the local Warwickshire Concessionary Travel Scheme that we operate. The scheme offers free travel on bus services in Warwickshire for Warwickshire concessionary bus passholders after 9am weekdays. 

Non-Warwickshire concessionary bus passholders

Stratford Park and Ride will not accept a non-Warwickshire concessionary bus pass before 9.30am on weekdays. This is because the off-peak time limits would comply with the national minimum concessionary scheme of 9.30am onwards.


The journey takes approx 10-12 minutes from the car park to the town centre.

Days Frequency First bus leaves Last return from
Mondays to Saturdays Every 30 mins between 7.30am and 9am
Every 15 mins between 9am and 6.45pm
7.30am Wood Street – 7pm
Bank Holidays Every 15 mins between 10.15am and 6.45pm 10am Wood Street – 7pm

The current timetable is available at the park and ride terminal building and local libraries. 

Evening and Sundays

The bus service does not operate on an evening after 7pm or on a Sunday, so please take advantage of convenient and cheap parking by using the train to travel to Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. An evening and Sunday train service are available from Stratford Parkway (adjacent to the park and ride car park) to Stratford-upon-Avon station, with a journey time of less than five minutes and competitive fares. This will especially suit people going to the theatre and using the town’s restaurants in the evening.

The last train from Stratford-upon-Avon station is 11.30pm Monday to Saturday and 7.29pm on Sundays. Please see for details.


Stratford Park and Ride is located off Bishopton Lane near to the roundabout with the A46 (T) and the A3400 Birmingham Road. Signs are provided on the approach roads from the north and west to direct drivers to the site.

Satnav postcode

For sat-nav, please use the postcode – CV37 0RJ

Drop off and boarding points

D – Park and ride ‘drop off’ point

B – Park and ride ‘boarding’ point


Vehicle height restrictions

A height restriction barrier of 2.1m (6ft 10in) is in place at the Stratford Park and Ride site near the entrance to the car park. Vehicles above this height will not be permitted.

Pets and animals

No animals are allowed on the Stratford Park and Ride site and bus service except for guide dogs.

The Stratford Park and Ride is closed on Christmas Day

Further information

Environmentally friendly buses

The Stratford Park and Ride bus service uses state-of-the-art hybrid buses, which combine electric and diesel power to deliver fuel savings and lower emissions and noise. We actively support environmentally friendly transport and are 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.


There is a fully accessible toilet in the customer services building open 7.30am to 12.30pm.

Electrical car charging points

There are four electric car charging points available to use at the Stratford Park and Ride site. Vehicles can park for free when plugged in.