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Travelling by Car

Park & Ride:

If you need to travel by car, please consider using the Water Eaton Park & Ride service (700). Parking is free and the bus stops at the hospital a short distance from the main entrances.


Please use postcode OX3 9DU, when using online routefinders for directions to the John Radcliffe, to take you to the correct entrance.

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, and B5150 (Marsh Lane) or via Headington on the A420 London Road. These routes take you to the B4495 (Headley Way). The approach road to the John Radcliffe is on Headley Way.

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.

John Radcliffe Hospital on Google maps


There are four main public car parks:

  • Car Park 1
    For trauma unit, cardiac services and main hospital.
  • Car Parks 2 and 2A
    For main hospital and Women's Centre.
  • Car Park 3
    For West Wing and Children's Hospital.
  • Car Park 4
    Children's Hospital.

Parking Charges

Parking is 'Pay on Foot': please pay at the machines as you return to your car and not at the barriers. Change is given (charges are as below). Please note that the machines do not accept credit cards.

Under certain circumstances, patients or visitors may be entitled to discounted or free parking. More on car parking concessions

Overnight (8pm - 8am)

Up to 30 minutes Free
More than 30 minutes 50p (flat rate)

All other times

Up to 30 minutes Free
30 minutes to 1 hour £1.00
1 - 2 hours £2.00
2 - 3 hours £2.50
3 - 4 hours £3.00
4 - 5 hours £4.00
5 - 6 hours £5.00
6 - 7 hours £6.00
7 - 8 hours £7.00
8 - 9 hours £8.00
9 - 10 hours £9.00
10 - 12 hours £10.00

There is a £10 replacement fee for lost tickets.

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.

Disabled parking

There is parking for disabled Blue Badge holders in Car Parks 1, 2, 3 and 4: disabled parking within these Pay on Foot car parks is subject to charge.

There are some free of charge disabled parking bays:

  • Opposite the main entrance on Level 2
  • By the West Wing / Children's Hospital entrances
  • Outside the Women's Centre

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Directgov: disabled people, motoring and transport

Blue Badge holders must observe the code of the Blue Badge Scheme. The John Radcliffe Hospital is a private site and therefore Trust parking restrictions apply to all drivers.

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 opposite the main entrance on Level 2:

Car Parking Office
Tel: 01865 220108
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Closed Bank Holidays

If you need help outside these times please contact Security via the John Radcliffe Hospital switchboard: 01865 741166.