Thornhill park and ride - OX3 8DP

Located off the A40 and M40 to the east of Oxford, about 15 mins from Oxford city centre (400 bus).

Thornhill park and ride is run by Oxfordshire County Council. Separate charges apply to parking and bus (number 400).

Parking only 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. 

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
  • Mobile phone: 01865 989000 Location code 3924 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 5 Park & Ride sites. These are; Peartree, Seacourt, Redbridge, Thornhill and Oxford Parkway (formerly known as 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: 01865 252489 or

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 . This will be subject to a £15 administration charge.

Combined ticket for parking and bus travel

The combined ticket is for parking and bus travel into Oxford city centre only.

You can pay for parking and a return bus ticket into Oxford for two adults and up to three children for £6.80 (made up of £2 car parking for a maximum stay of 11 hours and £4.80 bus fare).

There is a dedicated machine for these tickets located at each Park & Ride. It accepts coin and card payments. 

Payment is required within one hour of arrival. There is no need to display your receipt/ticket in your vehicle but it should be presented to the driver for travel on the bus.

A combined ticket does not service hospital routes, only travel into the City Centre by the 400 bus. If the machine is out of action then you can purchase your discounted ticket of £4.80 from the bus driver directly and pay £2 for your parking using either another machine or via RingGo.

Facilities and information

  • Disabled parking
  • Toilets
  • Tea / coffee facilities
  • Waiting room
  • Coach transfer
  • Long stay parking (up to 72 hours)
  • Hire a bike 
  • Bus services to the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield hospitals
  • Electric car charge point - one Type 2 3kW POLAR network
  • Lost property 0345 337 1138
  • Total bays: 1335
  • Disabled bays: 18
  • Contact us

Opening hours of terminal building

Day Time
Monday to Sunday 6.30am-11.30pm

Height restrictions

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

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

Bus fares, bus number and stops

For more information about the park and ride bus service please contact Oxford Bus Company.

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

Other bus services stopping at Thornhill

There are a number of other bus and coach services that stop at Thornhill.


  • 800 for the John Radcliffe hospital
  • 900 for the Churchill and Nuffield hospitals

For more information contact Stagecoach.


Oxford Tube for Hillingdon, Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch and Victoria

For more information go to:


  • LGW for Gatwick airport
  • LHR for Heathrow airport

For more information go to

  • National Express for Luton and Stansted airports

For more information go to

Oxford Brookes University

  • U1 or NU1 for Oxford Brookes University campuses

For more information contact the Oxford Bus Company.


  • X8 or 280 for Thame and Aylesbury

For more information contact Arriva bus

  • 275 for Stokenchurch, Wheatley and High Wycombe

For more information contact Red Rose Travel.

Getting here

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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