Preston – Walton-le-Dale park and ride


Walton-leDale park and ride

Sat Nav Postcode – PR5 4AR.

Behind the Capitol Centre at Walton-Le-Dale, just a short drive away from the M6 and M65.

Offering an ideal location to those travelling into Preston City Centre to park outside the City Centre and finish their journey by bus. 

Why use it?

Avoid the stress of city centre parking with 810 spaces available on the park and ride site. With free parking on the site and buses travelling between the site and the City Centre, terminating at Jacson Street, the park and ride takes you straight into the heart of Preston. Buses run every 10 mins during peak daytime hours.

The site is only intended for parking when using the bus service. Parking is not permitted if not using the bus service.

Opening times

The site opens shortly before the first bus departs and closes shortly after the last bus arrives back at the site.

Christmas shopping

Late night opening hours (Last bus 9pm)

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday  Friday  Saturday
    13 Dec  14 Dec    
18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec

Sunday opening hours (First bus 10am, last bus 5.30pm)

 Sunday  From Sunday 26 Nov to 24 December inclusive (every 15 mins)

Normal opening hours

  First bus Last bus

Last bus leaves city centre (Jacson Street)

Mon-Sat 7am 7:15pm 7:30pm

Note: Monday – Friday: Buses run every 10 mins from 7am until 6pm, then every 15 mins until last bus.

Saturday: Buses run every 15 mins from 7am until 9am, then every 10 mins until 6pm. Buses then run every 15 mins until last bus.

View the full timetable

Park and ride bus fares

Parking on the site is completely free just buy your bus ticket from the driver on the park and ride bus. Fares are as follows:

All Day

Adult return


Adult weekly return


Child return


Family return
Up to 2 adults travelling together with up to 3 children.


Group return 
Up to 4 people travelling together in the same vehicle, returning at the same time.


Before 9:30am on Monday - Friday full adult fare applies.
All other times are free of charge with a valid ENCTS card.

Free after 9:30am

Disabled pass holders are subject to a 50p fare before 9:30am on Monday – Fridays.
All other times are free of charge with a valid disabled ENCTS card.

Free after 9:30am

The route

Walton le dale Park and Ride route map

Leaflet - including route map (PDF 1.28 MB)

Operated by Rotala Preston Bus LTD on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

The park and ride site is not intended for overnight parking. If your car is locked in after the site closes there may be a call out charge payable to the bus operator. In the event of your car being locked in, to retrieve your vehicle please contact Rotala Preston Bus LTD on 01772 253671.

Vehicles are left at owners own risk. Lancashire County Council and Rotala Preston Bus LTD will not be held responsible for any damage or loss to any vehicle parked.

For Lost Property or any complaints please contact Rotala Preston Bus LTD on 01772 253671.

Park and ride

Christmas opening

Free parking

  • Christmas Eve: Sunday Service
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day: CLOSED
  • Wed 27 Dec to Sat 30 Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day: CLOSED
  • Normal service resumes from Tuesday 2 Jan 2018