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Car travel and parking


For SatNav please use postcode OX3 7LD.

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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.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre on Google maps (please note the main entrance is on Windmill Road).

Road closures in Oxford

Please visit 'Road closures'


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

Parking charges

Pay & Display (no change given).

From Tuesday 1 August 2023

Time Charge
Up to 30 minutes Free (if vehicle exits within this period)
30 minutes to 1 hour £2.20
1 - 2 hours £2.70
2 - 3 hours £3.70
3 - 4 hours £6.20
4 - 6 hours £8.00
Over 6 hours £15.00
8.00pm - 8.00am £2.00

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

If you have questions about car parking or encounter problems, please contact Security at Reception.


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

Parking charges / concessions

Blue Badge parking

Parking for Orange or Blue Badge holders is free of charge. Accessible parking and areas for setting down and collecting patients are available close to entrances.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre site map (pdf)

If you have a concessionary parking permit and/or you are a Blue Badge holder, please give your vehicle registration number to Reception staff within 30 minutes of your arrival at the hospital every time you visit.


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

Transport support services for disabled people -

Last reviewed:20 May 2024