Getting to Oxford

Arriving by Car:

The M40 and M4/A34 provide easy access to Oxford from London and the South. The M40 links Birmingham to Oxford from the North. The A420 and A40 approach Oxford from the West.

We regret that we are unable to offer public parking for any Festival events. If you have access needs, please contact us on 01865 253505 or email

Park and Ride

Parking in Oxford city centre is limited, and visitors are advised to use the Park and Ride system, which is clearly signposted from the Oxford Ring Road.

– Use Water Eaton Park and Ride for a north and north-east approach from Banbury (A4260) and Bicester (A34).

– Use Redbridge Park and Ride for a southern approach from the Newbury direction (A34).

– Use Pear Tree Park and Ride for a northern or western approach from Stratford/Woodstock (A44) or Cheltenham/Burford/Cotswolds (A40).

– Use Thornhill Park and Ride for an eastern approach from the London direction (M40/A40).

– Use Seacourt Park and Ride for a western approach from Swindon and Bath (A420).

For more information about Park and Ride, visit the Park and Ride website.

Parking in Oxford city centre

For details of car parks in the city centre of Oxford, please visit this website

Arriving by Bus:

Oxford has an extensive network of local buses making it easy to visit the town centre from every direction. For further information on local bus travel, please visit:

Arriving by Train:

Oxford has a centrally located train station with frequent and direct train services from London Paddington and from Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry. Oxford Parkway station, north of the city, serves London Marylebone. 

For further information, visit

At Oxford Train station you will find a taxi rank, local buses and bike docks with daily hire rates.