Thornhill park and ride - OX3 8DP

East of Oxford, 15 mins from city centre (400 bus to city centre and 700 bus to hospitals).

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

Normal parking charges apply for vehicles using the charge point.

Parking only charges

Parking charges
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
  • Mobile phone: 01865 989000 Location code 3924 or download the RingGo App

Pay for parking online

Season ticket information

We have reduced our season ticket prices and in addition, 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, different options are available for purchasing season tickets.

From the 1 April the prices are:

  • A monthly pass (which covers 28 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 based on a 5-day week and weekends are included in the tickets free of charge:*

*Please note that the 72-hour maximum applies if you buy a season ticket. Cars staying 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

You must make a separate payment if you need to use a different car for the day. Changes to an existing season ticket are 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.

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 16 to travel for free.

The offer is for 400 and 700 routes only

You can purchase a Park and Return travel via a mobile phone. Call 01865 989000 and use location code 392400, or download the RingGo app.

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 the 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, 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

Several other bus and coach services stop at Thornhill.


  • 700 for 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 The Airline from Oxford Bus Company.

  • National Express for Luton and Stansted airports

For more information, visit National Express.

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.


London Road

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