Stratford Parkway Station and Stratford Park and Ride Bishopton

Please note no motor-homes, caravans or camper vans permitted on this site at any time.

Warwickshire County Council has announced that from Monday 16th April 2018, the Stratford Park & Ride, Bishopton bus service will 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 will no longer drop off or pick up at Windsor Street. This change is being made to improve journey reliability and reduce delays caused by congestion.

The Park & Ride and Parkway Rail Station car parks will now operate as one, with the car park being converted to a Pay and Display car park. All users will be required to purchase a car park Pay & Display ticket or have a valid season ticket displayed on their dashboard, with the exception of valid Blue Badge holders.

The Stratford Parkway/Park & Ride Pay & Display Car Park now operates 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. The Car Park is only closed on Christmas Day.

Please note: P&R users must also purchase a relevant bus ticket. Concessionary pass holders continue to be able to travel on the bus for free, but a valid parking ticket will also be required.


Season Tickets offer great value as you can park and take the bus from as little as £1.50 a day. (Annual Season Ticket)

Parking charges

  • Daily, £3.00 before 08:59 (Valid from 00:00 – 23:59)
  • Daily, £1.00 after 09:00 (Valid from 09:00 – 23:59)

Overnight parking (no motor-homes, caravans or camper vans)

  • After, 09:00 – £4.00 (Valid from 09:00 until 23:59 the following day)
  • Before, 08:59 – £6.00 (Valid from 00:00 until 23:59 the following day)

Season Tickets (For Bus and Rail Users)

(Includes Parking and one daily return Bus ticket for use of the Park & Ride Bus for the duration of the season ticket) The Quarterly and Annual tickets must be purchased in advance as they are posted to the address specified.

  • Weekly, £11.50 (To be purchased from Parking Machines Only)
  • Monthly, £39.50 (To be purchased from Parking Machines Only)
  • Quarterly, £99.00
  • Annual, £349.00

To be purchased from
For additional season ticket information please call 0333 0030033

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 & Ride Passengers using the Bus (Please note that the relevant parking charge must be paid in addition to the Bus Fare)

Adult Single/Return – £2.00 (up to 2 children travel free with every full adult ticket purchased)
Child Single/Return – £1.00
Group Return (up to 5 persons) – £3.00

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Journey takes approx 10-12 minutes from the car park to the town centre.
Service changes effective from Monday 16th April 2018

DaysFrequencyFirst bus leavesLast return from
Mondays to SaturdaysEvery 30 mins between 07:30 – 09:00
Every 15 mins between 09:00-18:45
07:30Wood Street – 19:00
Bank HolidaysEvery 15 mins between 10:15 – 18:4510:00Wood Street – 19:00
Passengers are also asked to take note of the timetable changes being made to the service. The buses will continue to run every fifteen minutes for the most part of the day, however between 0730 and 0900 and 1458 and 1628 Monday to Friday during term time buses will operate every 30 minutes. The new timetable will be available at the Park & Ride Terminal building and local libraries.

The 15 minute service will then resume at 16.43, the last bus will continue to leave Stratford-upon-Avon at 19.00. On Saturdays and during school holiday periods the bus service remains every 15 minutes from 09.00 – 18.45. The last bus leaves outside Oxfam, Wood Street, Stratford Town Centre at 19.00.

Evening & Sundays

Whilst the bus service does not operate on an evening after 1900 or on a Sunday, please take advantage of convenient and cheap parking by using the train to travel to Stratford town centre. An evening and Sunday train service is available from Stratford Parkway (adjacent to the Park & Ride car park) to Stratford town station, with a journey time of less than 5 minutes and competitive fares. This will especially suit people going to the theatre and using the towns restaurants in the evening. The last train form Stratford town station is 2330 Monday to Saturday and 1929 on Sundays. Please see for details.

Please contact the team if you require a copy of the full timetable.
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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.

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Satnav postcode

When using sat nav systems, please input postcode – CV37 0RJ

Drop off and boarding points

Stratford P&R map

D – Park & Ride ‘ Drop off ‘ point

B – Park & Ride ‘ Boarding ‘ point


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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.

The Stratford Park and Ride is closed on: Christmas Day

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Further information

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 open 07:30 – 12:30

Concessionary Travel

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 4 electric car charging points available to use at the Stratford Park and Ride site, vehicles can park for free when plugged in.

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Stratford Parkway Station and Stratford Park and Ride Bishopton was last updated on September 17, 2018.