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Free parking after 2.00pm in our on-street and off-street car parks across the county - no ticket needed. This excludes car parks at Hardwick Park, Wharton Park and Riverside Park (South Ropery Lane, North Ropery Lane and the Donald Owen Clark car parks).

Belmont Park and Ride


Belmont Park and Ride site is located on the A690, approximately 300 metres east of Junction 62 of the A1.

Opening times and bus frequencies

Car parks are open from 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

Buses run every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday.

  • The bus leaves Belmont Park and Ride at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour. The first bus is at 7.00am and the last bus is at 6.30pm.
  • The bus leaves Sniperley Park and Ride at 10, 25, 40 and 55 minutes past the hour. The first bus is at 7.10am and the last bus is at 6.35pm.

Our Park and Ride sites are closed on bank holidays.

Where do the buses go?

  • Belmont to Sniperley route stops at Milburngate Bridge east side, County Hall and the University Hospital.
  • Sniperley to Belmont route stops at the University Hospital, County Hall, Claypath (Millennium Place).

How much does it cost?

For only £2 per person, you can park until 7.00pm, get unlimited travel on the park and ride buses for the day.

Under 16s are free if they're accompanied by an adult over 21. English bus pass holders travel for free after 9.30am, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. Before 9.30am on weekdays, there's a 50p charge for customers using a bus pass issued in County Durham.

If you use our park and ride service regularly, then you could save money, and pay only £1.70, with a POP Pay As You Go smartcard.

You need to buy a ticket from the park and ride site. The ticket machine will take coins and cards (including contactless) but will not take notes.

Be aware that parking at the sites is only for people using the park and ride buses. The sites close at 7.00pm and cars cannot be left overnight. Breaking these rules may result in you receiving a parking ticket.

Parking at the park and ride sites is free for all users, providing you intend to use the park and ride bus service.

Where is Belmont Park and Ride site?

Belmont, DH1 1SR - on the A690, approximately 300 metres east of Junction 62 of the A1.

What facilities are there?

Dogs are allowed on our buses as long as they are on a lead.

Our secure parking sites are fully covered by CCTV as well as regularly patrolled by security. You can also leave your details with the site operator and we'll contact you if there's any problem with your car, such as the lights being left on.

Coach parking

There are coach parking facilities at the Belmont Park and Ride site. See our Coach parking in Durham City page for more information.

Overnight Motorhome Parking

We have introduced provision for overnight accommodation for self-contained motorhomes and campervans at Belmont Park and Ride.

The cost is £5 per night for a maximum two consecutive nights stay (no return within three days). No pre-booking is available, with payment to be made on arrival by PayByPhone only. There is an additional service charge associated with PayByPhone of 15p and an optional 15p text message for updates on when your session will expire.

You can download the PayByPhone app by visiting Pay for parking.

Our hours of operation are between 7.00pm and 7.00am daily (please note that the Park and Ride bus service does not operate on a Sunday). Standard Park and Ride terms and conditions must be adhered to outside of these hours. Please note that there are no facilities for toilets or grey waste disposals. 

Overnight motorhome parking will not be available due to events within the city on the following dates:

  • 16, 17 and 18 June 2022
  • 8, 9, 15 and 16 July 2022

Travel safely

We are introducing a range of measures so that you can travel safely:

  • Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser stations are available at each site.
  • Although not mandatory, we would encourage wearing of a face covering on our buses (unless you are exempt).
  • Our machines are cleaned regularly, but we ask you to pay by contactless where possible.
  • Our toilets are open and cleaned regularly.

Advertise with us

With buses running 12 hours a day, in and out of a bustling city, advertising on our park and ride buses can really boost your business. See our Park and Ride advertising page for more information.

Safer parking award

All of our park and ride car parks have achieved Park Mark, the Safer Parking Award. This means that they have been assessed by the police and have measures in place to deter criminal activity, creating a safer environment for both you and your vehicle.

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Contact us
Durham City Park and Ride
0191 374 1702
Our address is:
  • Belmont Park and Ride
  • Belmont
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 1SR
0191 374 1698