Water Eaton park and ride - OX2 8HA

North of Oxford and next to Oxford Parkway train station, it is 12 minutes from the city centre

Oxford Parkway railway station is a next to Water Eaton park and ride.

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

Parking charges

You must enter your vehicle registration mark 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 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 one hour of arrival. There is no need to display your receipt/ticket in your vehicle.

How to pay for parking

  • Cash or card at pay points near the terminal building
  • Online at www.parkreg.co.uk
  • Mobile phone: pre-register at www.parkreg.co.uk, then text PARKREG and your location code (27362 for Water Eaton) 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.

Buy a season ticket online.

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 parking@oxfordshire.gov.uk for more details.

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 are two dedicated machines for these tickets located at each Park and Ride. They accept 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.

Facilities and information

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

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Opening hours of terminal building

Day Time
Monday to Thursday 7am-7.30pm
Friday 7am-7.30pm
Saturday 7am-7.30pm
Sunday Closed

Christmas opening times

Day Time
Monday 24 December 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 25 December Closed
Wednesday 26 December Closed
Thursday 27 December 7am - 7pm
Friday 28 December 7am - 7pm
Saturday 29 December 7am - 7pm
Sunday 30 December Closed
Monday 31 December 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 1 January Closed
Wednesday 2 January 7am - 7.30pm

Height restrictions

Water Eaton 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 and stops

You will need to get the number 500 park and ride bus run by Oxford Bus Company.


Water Eaton (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.

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