Thornhill park and ride - OX3 8DP | Oxfordshire County Council

Thornhill park and ride - OX3 8DP

Located off the A40 and M40 to the east of Oxford, about 15 mins away from Oxford city centre.

Thornhill park and ride is run by Oxfordshire County Council. Separate charges apply to parking and bus.

Parking charges

Time Cost
Up to 1 hour Free
Up to 11 hours £2
11-24 hours £4
24-48 hours £8
48-72 hours £12
Over 72 hours £100 excess charge
Disabled Blue Badge Free

Payment is required within 1 hour of arrival. There is no need to display your receipt/ticket in your vehicle.

How to pay for parking

  1. Cash or card at pay points near the terminal building
  2. Online at
  3. Mobile phone: pre-register at, then text PARKREG and your location code (27361 for Thornhill) to 67766.

Season ticket information

Depending on how frequently you use the park and ride there are different options you can choose for purchasing season tickets. The ticket prices are calculated on the basis of a 5-day week and weekends are included in the tickets free of charge:*

  • A monthly pass (which covers 31 days from the start date) for £41.33
  • A quarterly pass (covers 93 days from the start date) for £110.93
  • An annual pass (covers 365 days from the start date) for £391.50

*Please note that the 72-hour maximum still applies if you buy a season ticket. Cars staying for longer than 72 hours will be subject to an excess charge of £100.

Refunds and using a different car

If you need to use a different car for the day contact our Civil Enforcement Team who will let the site staff know.

If you wish to permanently use a different car change the registration with Parkreg.

If you have bought a season ticket and a change in circumstances means that you will no longer need it and there is still an amount of time left on the ticket, you can get a partial refund.

There is also an administration fee of £10 on all refunds. Email for more details.

Facilities and information

  • Disabled parking
  • Toilets
  • Tea / coffee facilities
  • Waiting room
  • Coach transfer
  • Long stay parking (up to 72 hours)
  • Hire a bike with Oxonbike
  • Bus services to the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield hospitals
  • Lost property 0345 337 1138
  • Total bays: 1335
  • Disabled bays: 18

Opening hours of terminal building

Day Time
Monday to Thursday 5.30am-11.30pm
Friday 5.30am-11.30pm
Saturday 5.30am-11.30pm
Sunday 8.30am-7.30pm

Height restrictions

Thornhill has a height restriction of 2.1 metres (6ft 11 inches).

Bus fares and stops

You will need to get the number 400 park and ride bus run by Oxford Bus Company.


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Thornhill (OX3 8DP) - located off the A40 from Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, London and the M40 to the east of the city, just before the ring road.


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Last reviewed
11 April 2017
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