Travelling to our Chelmsford campus

This page contains directions to our campus in Chelmsford, as well as a number of handy maps.

Our address is Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ.



How to find us

We’re committed to doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of traffic travelling to our campus and promote the use of public transport wherever possible. Anglia Ruskin students can get discounts on the train and buses in Chelmsford.

There's parking on campus for blue badge holders, and for other visitors after 4.30pm.

On foot

Our campus is about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Chelmsford with all of its shops and restaurants and landmarks like the impressive 15th-century Cathedral Church of St Mary, St Peter and St Cedd. You’ll find maps at the bottom of this page.

Bicycle

We’ve got plenty of cycle parking and lots of cycle paths lead on and around the campus.

Bus and coach

The bus station on Duke Street is a 15-minute walk from campus with local bus services run by First Group, and National Express coaches usually stopping there. If you’re travelling from Stansted Airport you can catch the regular X30 bus service to Chelmsford.

Train

We’re just a ten-minute walk from the station which is on the main London Liverpool Street to Norwich line. There are up to six trains an hour to London Liverpool Street which take about 35 minutes. Regular services also run to Stratford, Shenfield, Braintree, Witham, Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea. National Rail Enquiries is helpful for planning your journey.

If you’re travelling on Eurostar it will bring you to King’s Cross, you’ll need to make your way to Liverpool Street station where you can catch a train to Chelmsford.

Car

Chelmsford is around 15-minutes’ drive from the M25 which gives excellent access to the national road network. The A12 is ten minutes away and is a direct route into London. While there’s only parking on campus for blue badge holders (and other visitors after 4.30pm) there are over 5,000 spaces in local car parks. Chelmsford Borough Council has more information about parking in the city.

Park and Ride

Chelmsford has two Park and Ride sites with a regular bus service to and from the city.

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride: buses run frequently 6 days a week from early morning to the evening straight through our campus. We recommend double-checking the timetables before you travel.

Sandon Park and Ride: buses run frequently 6 days a week from early morning to early evening but stop in the city centre. You can use your ticket to transfer onto a Chelmer Valley Park and Ride bus in the city centre for onward travel to the ARU campus free of charge. We recommend double-checking the timetables before you travel.

Sea

Harwich International port is served by Stena Line from the Hook of Holland and Cuxhaven Ferries from Germany. From Harwich, it’s about an hour to Chelmsford by car. You can also travel by train which takes just over an hour; you may need to change.

From airports

Taxi services and airport cars are available from all major UK airports to our Chelmsford campus. There are also coach and train services from London airports.

London Stansted

Catch the X30 coach service from Stansted Airport to Chelmsford Bus Station. It's then a short walk to our campus. Alternatively, there are regular trains to Chelmsford from Stansted Airport, with just one change. Book your ticket and find out more information online.

London Heathrow

Catch the NX501 coach service from Heathrow Airport. Change at Victoria Coach Station in London on to the NX481 service to Chelmsford. It’s then a short walk to our campus. Alternatively, there are regular trains to Chelmsford from Heathrow with just two changes. Book your ticket and find out more information online.

London Gatwick

Catch the NXA3 coach service from Gatwick Airport to Victoria Coach Station in London. Change on to the NX484 coach service to Chelmsford. It’s then a short walk to our campus. Alternatively, there are regular trains to Chelmsford from Gatwick with just two changes. Book your ticket and find out more information online.

London Southend

Catch the X30 coach service from Southend via Stansted Airport to Chelmsford. It’s then a short walk to our campus. Alternatively, there are regular trains to Chelmsford from Southend airport with just one change. Book your ticket and find out more information online.

London City

There are regular trains to Chelmsford from London City airport with just one change. Book your ticket and find out more information online.

London Luton

Catch the NXA1 coach service from Luton Airport to Victoria Coach Station in London. Change on to the NX481 service to Chelmsford. It’s then a short walk to our campus.