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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice and stay at home for seven days.

Important information about our services and restrictions on visiting our hospitals can be found in the COVID-19 section.

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Car travel and parking

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.

Park & Ride

Volunteer Driver Service North Oxfordshire

Volunteer drivers use their own cars to take people to appointments where there is no reasonable alternative transport available.

Passengers pay a 45p a mile charge to help cover the driver's fuel cost.

Please call for further information or to book a journey.

Tel: 0300 3030 125

The service was established April 2012 as a project of Citizens Advice.

Volunteer Driver Service - Citizens Advice website


  • 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

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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 one hour to find a space. We strongly advise you to make every possible effort to travel by other means.

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.

Please note: some car parks are 'Pay and Display' whilst others are 'Pay on Foot'.

'Pay on Foot'. This means you take a ticket at the barrier on entry and pay when you are ready to leave, validating your ticket at one of the pay stations, which will then allow you to exit.

The first 30 minutes are free in Pay on Foot car parks; this is to enable visitors plenty of time to find a space, or wait for one to become free in busy times.

'Pay and Display'. Car Park 4 still operates this system, where visitors need to purchase a ticket from one of the machines in the vicinity and display it clearly in the vehicle.

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

More on car parking concessions

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

Daily parking charges
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.

Disabled parking

There is parking for disabled Blue Badge holders. Disabled parking within the Pay on Foot car parks is subject to charge. Free spaces are available around the site including within Car Park 4 but always refer to the signage.

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

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