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Please do not drive unless you have no other option: parking space is very limited and there is no on-street parking nearby. If you have no alternative, please allow 45 minutes to find a space. We strongly advise you to make every possible effort to travel by other means.

Park & Ride

If driving to Oxford, please use the Park & Ride services.

The buses run Monday to Friday and stop at the hospital a short distance from the main entrances.

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Plan ahead for Kennington and Hinksey Hill contraflow - 27 July 2014

If driving to the hospital by car, follow signs for Oxford then the 'H' / 'A&E' and 'Hospitals' signs. You'll be directed via the A40 northern by-pass to Headington on the A420 London Road. Turn left at the traffic lights (crossroads) leading to the B4495 (Windmill Road). The hospital is about 750 metres on the right.

From the Woodstock Road, travel north for one mile, then right (Moreton Road) following the 'H' and 'A&E' and 'John Radcliffe' signs, along Marston Ferry Road to Headley Way. Go past the entrance to the John Radcliffe hospital to the traffic lights at the top of Headley Way. Turn left on to the A420 London Road. Turn right at the traffic lights (crossroads) leading to the B4495 (Windmill Road). The hospital is about 750 metres on the right.

Friday 8 August 2014 6.30pm to Friday 15 August 2014 6.00am

The entrance to the NOC from Old Road will be shut due to essential maintenance during this period: road traffic will not be able to enter the hospital via this route and will have to use the Main Entrance on Windmill Road. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

There will still be access for pedestrians from Old Road.

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There is free motorcycle parking to the left of the Tebbit Centre, in front of the Oxford Gait Laboratory.

Parking charges

Pay & Display parking charges (no change given)
Up to 30 minutes Free (if vehicle exits within this period)
30 minutes to 1 hour £1.40
1 - 2 hours £2.80
2 - 3 hours £4.20
3 - 4 hours £5.60
Over 4 hours £7.00
8.00pm - 8.00am Free
Lost ticket charge £7.00

Parking is free overnight if you arrive after 8.00pm and leave before 8.00am.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept cards in our payment machines.

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Disabled parking

Parking for orange or blue badge holders is free of charge. Disabled parking and areas for setting down and collecting patients are available close to entrances.

Parking enforcements operate across the hospital site. Please park in marked bays and display relevant pay and display ticket.

There is a £40 penalty for inappropriate parking (£80 if not paid within 14 days).

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