This page contains directions to Writtle University College, which will be merging with ARU in 2024. The campus address is Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3RR.
The campus is a few minutes' walk from Writtle village, which is served by several local bus routes.
There is plenty of cycle parking and a number of cycle paths on or near campus.
Writtle University College currently operates a free shuttle bus service to and from Chelmsford during further education term times.
The shuttle bus picks up in Coval Lane, Chelmsford (beside the council offices and just along the road from the main bus and train stations), and drops off at the Main Campus, and Cow Watering Campus.
There's no need to pre-book; please note that spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Bus times are:
During full service times, buses are continually in operation on the route.
Writtle University College runs a free shuttle bus service to campus, which picks up and drops off near Chelmsford bus station on Duke Street. See the section 'Free shuttle bus' for details.
Writtle is also close to local bus routes run by First Group which stop in Writtle village. The campus is just a few minutes' walk away.
Chelmsford station is on the main London Liverpool Street to Norwich line. There are up to six trains an hour to London Liverpool Street and the journey time is 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.
Writtle University College runs a free shuttle bus service to campus, which picks up and drops off near Chelmsford train station. See the section 'Free shuttle bus' for details.
Writtle is around 20 minutes’ drive from the M25 which gives excellent access to the national road network. The A12 is 15 minutes away and is a direct route into London.
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 six days a week from early morning to the evening. They stop at Chelmsford train station. From here, you can walk along to Coval Lane and catch the free shuttle bus to the campus in Writtle.
Sandon Park and Ride: buses run frequently six days a week from early morning to early evening. They stop near Chelmsford train station. From here, you can walk along to Coval Lane and catch the free shuttle bus to the campus in Writtle.
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 Writtle by car. You can also travel by train to Chelmsford, then onwards by bus or taxi. The train takes just over an hour; you may need to change.
Taxi services and airport cars are available from all major UK airports to Writtle. There are also coach and train services from London airports.