Chelmsford Railway Station is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia and is an approximate 10 minute walk from The Essex County Ground. Regular direct train services depart from Chelmsford to London, Stratford, Shenfield, Romford, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich. Chelmsford is situated on the Liverpool Street to Norwich mainline, with 5 trains per hour to and from Central London.
From the North: Take junction 19 on the A12 (Boreham). At the A130 exit to A138/Stansted Airport/Sudbury/Chelmsford and then at the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Main Rd/A130. This is followed by another roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A138. The road continues to the Army and Navy roundabout and take the 4th exit onto Parkway/A1060. Continue straight, over another roundabout, and turn left onto New London Road. Move over to the right hand turn slip lane for New Writtle Street and the ground is located on the right hand side down this road.
From the South: Take junction 15 on the A12 and continue down the A414 exit to Harlow/Chelmsford. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Three Mile Hill/A414. Continue down this road until you come to two roundabouts. Take the 2nd exit on both roundabouts (straight over). Head over the bridge towards the Wood Street roundabout and take the first exit onto New London Road. Continue down New London Road and turn left into New Writtle Street and the ground is located on the right hand side down this road.
There is no parking at The Essex County Ground on matchdays, but an ample number of spaces are available for non-matchday events.
In Chelmsford City Centre, the High Chelmer Multi-Storey Car Park is a 5 minute walk to the Ground and can be accessed via New London Road after turning left off Parkway. Access hours to this car park are extended during NatWest T20 Blast matches, ensuring you have plenty of time to leave the car park after the game. The Sat Nav postcode for this car park is CM1 1LU. Moulsham Street (George Street) Car Park can be accessed via New London Road and again, is a 5 minute walk via New Writtle Street. The postcode for this car park is CM2 0LG.
Parking for Members is also available at Meteor Way. View the dates – here.
Chelmsford Bus Station is situated on Duke Street, next to Chelmsford Train Station, with connections to all over the County. Alternatively, bus numbers 42 and 100, which are operated by First Group, stop on New London Road, which is approximately a two minute walk to the Ground, via New Writtle Street.
By Park & Ride:
There are two Park & Ride sites in Chelmsford, offering bus services into Chelmsford City Centre. Sandon – Located at Junction 18 on the A12 (the A414/A1060 Maldon Road Interchange). This site is located at CM2 7RZ. Chelmer Valley – Located on the A130 east of Essex Regiment Way, accessed from the Pratts Farm roundabout. This site is located at CM3 3PR. For more information on the Park & Ride system, visit here.
Entrances to The Essex County Ground are situated on New Writtle Street and via Sky Blue Pastures to the North of the Ground via Parkway. To enter the Ground via Sky Blue Pastures, follow Parkway, walking away from the roundabout adjacent to the High Chelmer car park and market. Walk over the bridge before walking down to the river and looping back underneath the bridge. There is also access from the City Centre walking through Sky Blue Pastures from New London Road (by Marks & Spencer).
Pedestrians accessing the Ground via the main entrance will need to enter by New Writtle Street.
Disabled visitors to The Essex County Ground are required to access via the Main Entrance on New Writtle Street. Accessible car park spaces are available opposite the Essex Cricket Store at the end of the driveway. These are a limited number of spaces available on matchdays and for non-matchdays events, on a first come, first served basis.