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Oxford Parkway park and ride (formerly Water Eaton) - OX2 8HA

North of Oxford, 12 mins to city centre (7 bus to city centre and 700 bus to hospitals)

Oxford Parkway railway station is next to Oxford Parkway park and ride, with regular direct services to Oxford, Bicester Village and London Marylebone

Oxford Parkway park and ride is run by Oxfordshire County Council. Separate charges apply to parking and bus (numbers 7 or 700), except for group tickets to the city centre (see below).

Parking charges

You must enter your vehicle registration number when buying a ticket.

Parking only

Separate charges apply for bus fare - this is payable to the bus driver.

Time Cost
Up to 1 hour Free
Up to 16 hours £2
16-24 hours £4
24-48 hours £8
48-72 hours £12
Over 72 hours £100 excess charge
Disabled Blue Badge Free

Payment is required within 10 minutes of arrival. There is no need to display your receipt/ticket in your vehicle.

To use a disabled parking bay a valid Blue Badge must be displayed.

How to pay for parking

  • Cash or card at pay points near the terminal building
  • Online at www.myringgo.co.uk
  • Mobile phone:  01865 989000 Location code 3925 or download the RingGo APP

Season ticket information

We have reduced our season ticket prices and in addition to this our existing and new customers will now have the flexibility of using any of Oxford’s five park and ride sites. These are; Peartree, Seacourt, Redbridge, Thornhill and Oxford Parkway (formerly Water Eaton).

Depending on how frequently you use the park and ride there are different options you can choose for purchasing season tickets.

From the 1 April the prices are:

  • A monthly pass (which covers 31 days from the start date) for £30
  • A quarterly pass (covers 93 days from the start date) for £85
  • An annual pass (covers 365 days from the start date) for £300

The ticket prices are calculated on the basis of a 5-day week and weekends are included in the tickets free of charge:*

*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.

Buy a season ticket online.

Contact the City Council Car Park Team on 01865 252489 or carparks@oxford.gov.uk

Using a different car

If you need to use a different car for the day you will need to make a separate payment. Changes to an existing Season Ticket is subject to a £15 administration charge.

If you wish to permanently use a different car, change the registration with the Car Park Team email carparks@oxford.gov.uk . This will be subject to a £15 administration charge.

Parking and Return Bus Travel

  • £4 for a car and one adult
  • £5 for a car and up to two adults

Both options allow up to three children under the age of 16 to travel for free.
(this offer covers hospital routes also)

You can purchase a Park and Return travel via a mobile phone. Call 01865 989000 and use location code 392500, or download the RingGo app.

Facilities and information

  • Disabled parking
  • Waiting room
  • Long stay parking (up to 72 hours)
  • Long stay coach parking
  • Lost property 0345 337 1138
  • Total bays: 758
  • Disabled bays: 29
  • Contact us

Opening hours of terminal building

Day Time
Monday to Saturday 6.30am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

Height restrictions

Oxford Parkway park and ride has a height restriction of 2.1 metres (6ft 11 inches).

Tall vehicles can be parked but you will need to ask a security guard to open the barrier to allow you in. The gate can only be opened whilst the security patrols are on site (see the table above for opening hours).

Information for parking lorries, coaches, caravans and motorhomes which exceed this height is available below:

Bus fares, bus number and stops

Getting here

Oxford Parkway park and ride (OX2 8HA) - this site is located to the north of the city and can be accessed from the A40 (from Witney and Cheltenham), A4260 (from Kidlington), A34 (from Banbury, Bicester and Northampton) and the M40.


Oxford Road

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