Most Greater Anglia station car parks are managed by National Car Parks (NCP).
Daily parking charges vary depending on the time, with Peak and Off Peak pricing. If you park regularly you can save money with a season ticket.
NEW Flexible car parking season tickets are perfect if you park regularly but are unsure when you’ll be travelling. With Flexible parking you can buy 8 parking sessions for a specific station to be used in 28 days. Buy tickets and find out more Flexible Car Parking Season Ticket | Greater Anglia.
Paying for parking
Many car parks now have automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) which means you don't need a ticket, you can pay online, at the car park payment kiosk on arrival or departure. Click on ‘how can I pay for parking’ below for further details. Stations with ANPR are indicated with a
You can check availability of spaces through our live occupancy feature, available at our ANPR station car parks.
The stations which are not equipped with ANPR technology require you to pay for parking as you arrive using either PayByPhone or Pay and Display which you can purchase at the station ticket machine.
Use the picker below to select a station. Stations with live occupancy are indicated with
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Start typing the name or 3 letter code of a Greater Anglia station, select from the dropdown list and click/tap the search icon to see details of stations and available facilities.
Browse our full station index
Alternatively, browse the full index by selecting a letter below.
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You can pay for your car parking through a range of channels:
Park with PayByPhone
You can now use PayByPhone to pay for you parking at all Greater Anglia NCP station car parks. PayByPhone is an app which enables you to quickly and easily pay for your parking with just a few taps. PaybyPhone replaces the Dash App.
Why should you use PayByPhone?
- No need to worry about having the right change on you.
- You don’t need to put a ticket on your dashboard
- Receive a text message to remind you your session is about to expire
- If you’re running late, there’s no need to rush – simply top up your parking wherever you are by using the extend-from-anywhere service
Where can I use PayByPhone?
You will be able to use PayByPhone to pay for you parking at all Greater Anglia NCP station car parks. Each car park has its own unique Location Number, which you will see displayed in signs and on the side of the pay and display machines in the car park. You will also be able to use their maps and near-by feature within the app to locate your closest car park location number.
For a full list of locations, please visit the PayByPhone website.
Register to PayByPhone
Alternatively, you can call 0330 060 4251.
If you're having any problems, visit the PayByPhone Help Centre as they may be able to help.
There are also a number of How To videos available on YouTube to demonstrate how to register for an account, pay for parking, find VAT receipts and more! View how to create an account on YoutTube.
Ticketless Car Parks
We have rolled out automatic number plate recognition to our main car parks. This is a ticketless operation making payment much easier with hassle free cashless parking payments with AutoPay.
Autopay is available at Audley End, Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Broxbourne, Cambridge, Cambridge North, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Colchester, Diss, Ely, Harlow Town, Hatfield Peverel, Ingatestone, Ipswich, Kelvedon, Manningtree, Marks Tey, Rayleigh, Shenfield, Whittlesford Parkway, Wickford and Witham station car parks.
Once you’ve registered for AutoPay you no longer need to physically pay every time you park. Your account will be debited automatically. There’s no need to display a ticket as your parking session is automatically registered using your car registration.
We only charge you a daily tariff, valid until 4:00am the next day.
You can pay online after leaving the car park. Post payment can be made until 4:00am the next day after your exit.
Station ticket machine
Daily parking tickets can be purchased from the station ticket machine. Please ensure your ticket is clearly displayed in your car.
Car parking prices can be found in the Station Information section of the website.
Select the station you wish to park at on the interactive route map and click through to view all facilities at that station including car park details and pricing.
We offer free car parking to Blue Badge holders at our car parks. We ask you to ensure that your Blue Badge is displayed correctly in the car windscreen, and to register online beforehand. Please call 0345 0507 080 if you require further assistance.
If a designated parking space is unavailable for any reason, Blue Badge holders may park free of charge in any other public, non-restricted parking space in the car park.
If you are visiting one of our ANPR car parks, you must register your blue badge to qualify for free parking.
Live occupancy information is provided for: Audley End, Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Broxbourne, Cambridge, Cheshunt, Colchester, Diss, Harlow Town, Hatfield Peverel, Ingatestone, Ipswich, Kelvedon, Manningtree, Marks Tey, Rayleigh, Shenfield, Whittlesford, Wickford and Witham
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Most Greater Anglia station car parks are managed by National Car Parks (NCP)
- Buy your permit online here (This website is the responsibility of NCP)
- Phone: 0845 050 7080
Yes there is a certain amount of free (varies depending on the car park) disabled parking at the car parks, that is available on a first come first served basis.
Please check the station information section of this website for more information about disabled parking.
Changing the number plate associated with your seasonal parking permit
To change the number plate associated with your seasonal parking permit log in to your Dash account here
Enter your mobile number and password, then select or add the vehicle that you wish to associate with your permit.
You may only associate one vehicle with your seasonal permit at any one time - but you may change the number plates as often as you like. The change is immediate from the time that you confirm the new or changed number plate.