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Car travel and parking


  • From the east
    M40 Junction 8 or 8a, take the A40 then A420 to Headington Centre and follow signs.
  • From the north
    M40 junction 9, take the A34 then A40 northern ring road, turning off for Marston (B4150), then B4495 towards Headington and follow signs.
  • From the south and west
    Approach from the A4142 Eastern ring road and B4495.
  • Churchill Hospital on Google maps

For real-time traffic reports visit:

Frixo Road Traffic Reports

Road closures in Oxford

Some new road closures in Oxford's residential streets might affect your journey to hospital: Satnavs and online mapping services may not be up to date. If it all possible, it is often quicker and easier to use the Park&Ride.

East Oxford low traffic neighbourhoods

Location of School Streets


Patient/visitor car parks are open and normal charges apply, but space is limited and there is no on-street parking nearby. If you need to wait in your car for a period of time, please make sure you have water to drink, especially in hot weather.

There are patient and visitor car parks at the Churchill Hospital, including directly outside the Oxford Cancer Centre (Car Parks 1 and 2). All patient and visitor car parks are numbered, but staff car parks are prefixed with a letter.

October 2021 - Car Park 3 is currently closed to patients and visitors.

Patients with mobility issues, please use Blue Badge spaces next to OCDEM; all other patients and visitors please park in Car Park 2.


There is ANPR in all visitor car parks. The first 30 minutes are free. This is to enable visitors plenty of time to find a space or wait for one to become free in busy times.

Payment is by card or phone only. If you do not have a card, please pay online via the Simple Intelligent Parking website up to 24 hours after departure.

If you need to pay with cash, please go to the Car Parking Office before you leave.

If you leave without paying, or do not pay online within 24 hours, you will receive a Parking Charge Notice.

Under certain circumstances, patients or visitors may be entitled to discounted or free parking.

More on car parking concessions

There is free motorcycle parking on the Churchill site at the main entrance.

The car parks are run by the Trust and not as a commercial operation. All money raised goes directly back to patient and visitor services.

Parking charges

Time Charge
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.

Disabled parking

Parking for Blue Badge holders is free.

Car Parks 3A and 4 are dedicated Blue Badge holder car parks. They are drive in/drive out with no barriers or ticketing. Please display your Blue Badge prominently.

If you park in any other car park, you must register your vehicle via the Simple Intelligent Parking website up to 24 hours after departure to park for free. If you do not register your vehicle, you will receive a Parking Charge Notice.

There is a £25 penalty for inappropriate parking in disabled spaces (£50 if not paid within 14 days).

Directgov: disabled people, motoring and transport

Car Parking Office

For more details about car parking on site please contact the Car Parking Office at the old main entrance on Churchill Drive, near Car Park 4.

  • Car Parking Office
    Tel: 01865 225466
  • Monday Wednesday Friday
    8.00am - 9.00am
    11.00am - 1.00pm
    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    11.30am - 1.00pm
    2.00pm - 3.00pm

If you need help outside these times please contact Security via the Churchill Hospital switchboard.

Tel: 0300 304 7777

Last reviewed:23 January 2023