Travelling by car and parking

We strongly advise to not come by car unless absolutely necessary, since parking is very restricted in the whole city of Oxford.

If you wish to come by car, we recommend you use the Park and ride bus services. Park & ride car parks are clearly signposted as you approach the city and the bus service is frequent all day and through the evening.

Driving to Oxford

From the south (London) – take the M40 northbound, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Within the city limits, the A40 becomes London Road: once there, follow the signs for the city centre.

From the north (Birmingham) – take the M40 southbound, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40 (this option bypasses exiting at junction 9 and using the A34 which tends to have much heavier traffic). Then follow the signs for the city centre on London Road as above.

If you are driving to Oxford via another route, on approaching Oxford we recommend taking the By-Pass (i.e. Ring Road) until the closest junction (Botley from West, North Oxford, Headington from East/Sout-East, or Redbridge from South) and then following the signs to the city centre.

Parking at Headington Campus

Car parking is severely restricted and you should not bring your car unless you have a parking space booked in advance. Free parking in the surrounding area is almost non-existent or, where available, limited to 2-3 hours.

If you are using satellite navigation, the postcode required is OX3 0BP.

We are trying to arrange parking permits for disabled people (TBC).

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