Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Visit Ongar

Find Ongar

Chipping Ongar is only 22 miles from central London and is ideally located for a short visit or overnight stay. Chipping Ongar can be reached by a number of methods, including car, bus or train.

By Car:

Car-parks in Ongar:

  • The Pleasance Car parks (x3) are located at CM5 9AB next to the Library, Sainsburys supermarket and The Budworth Hall
  • Ongar South Car park is located at CM5 9HD opposite The Two Brewers PH

Directions From Central London:

Navigate to the M11 heading north, come off at Junction 5, then take the A113 signposted to Stapleford and Ongar. At the junction with the A128, continue north on the A128 signposted to Ongar and Harlow. The A128 runs right through the middle of Ongar and goes past all the main car parks, the South car park is on your left just before you go over the river bridge, opposite The Two Brewers PH

Directions From East London:

Navigate to the A12, heading east. Continue to follow the A12 and at Junction 11, take the turning for Brentwood. Travel into Brentwood town centre, follow signs for the A128 signposted to Ongar, and follow this road through Pilgrims Hatch and Kelvedon and onto Ongar. The A128 runs right through the middle of Ongar and past all the main car parks.

Directions From the East:

Navigate towards Chelmsford and take the A414 signposted to Harlow. Once leaving Chelmsford, go straight over two roundabouts, continuing to follow the A414.   At the Four Wantz Roundabout, take the left hand turning onto the A128, signposted to Ongar. As you approach the High Street you will pass The Pleasance car parks on your right and left, one next to the Library and the other opposite The Budworth Hall.  A further car park is situated next to Sainsburys supermarket, just past The Budworth Hall.

Directions From the West:

Navigate towards Harlow (if coming along the M25, take Junction 27 onto the M11 heading north, signposted to Harlow and Cambridge, then come off the M11 at Junction 7). Take the A414 heading east, signposted towards Chelmsford. Go straight over two roundabouts. At the Four Wantz Roundabout, take the right hand turning onto the A128, signposted to Ongar. As you approach the high street you will pass The Pleasance car parks on your left and right, one next to the Library and the other opposite The Budworth Hall.  A further car park is situated next to Sainsburys supermarket, just past The Budworth Hall.

By Bus

Visiting Ongar by bus saves the hassle of driving and parking and is environmentally friendly. There are regular bus services from a number of major centres:

  • Buses from Chelmsford include the 7, 7a and 7b, 46 and the 32 which also goes via Writtle
  • Buses services from Brentwood are the 20 and 21
  • Buses from Harlow include the 47, 380 and 501
  • The 501 and 380 also go via Epping and Epping Tube Station
  • Buses from Hatfield Heath are the 146
  • Further details, timetables, fares and journey planners can be found here: http://www.traveline.info/

By Train

Take the train to London, then head for the London Underground Central Line, travelling East-bound. Take care to ensure your train is going to Epping (and not “Woodford via Hainault”). Epping is in Zone 6 and don’t forget you can use your Oyster card! Epping station offers step free facilities for the disabled.

Full timetables, fares and journey planner are available on www.tfl.gov.uk/tube

From Epping you can take a 339 heritage bus as part of the heritage railway services, these seamlessly integrate with the steam or diesel hauled heritage trains serving Ongar.

Alternatively catch the 501 or 380 buses which depart from the front canopy of Epping station into Chipping Ongar.