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By bus

Travelling by Bus

Park & Ride

If you need to travel by car, please consider using the Park & Ride service. Parking is free and the bus stops at the hospital a short distance from the main entrance:

Direct buses (bus stops on-site)

  • 10 Cowley Road / Cowley Centre / Hollow Way / Slade / Wood Farm / Headington / JR
    Stagecoach Oxfordshire
  • 13 Railway Station / City Centre / Marston / Northway / JR
    Oxford Bus Company
  • X13 Abingdon / Oxford Brookes University or Marston Road / JR
    Oxford Bus Company
  • 23 Redbridge Park & Ride / City Centre / JR
    Oxford Bus Company
  • 14 & 14A Railway Station / City Centre / Banbury Road / Marston Ferry Road / JR (14A operates via Old Marston)
    Stagecoach Oxfordshire 
  • 17A (eves) / 17C (Sun) Railway Station / City Centre / Jericho / JR
    Stagecoach Oxfordshire

The Park & Ride service can also be used as a direct bus service to the John Radcliffe, picking up passengers at the stated locations, as well as the Park & Ride site.

Buses that stop in Headington

There are many, frequent bus services from Oxford city centre to Headington.

From bus stops at 'Headington shops' (either side of Windmill Road) it is 0.6 miles (12 minutes') walk to the John Radcliffe Level 2 main entrance via Osler Road, or 0.8 miles (15 minutes') walk (downhill) to the West Wing.

You can also reach the West Wing if you walk through the building.

  • 7C City Centre / Headington / Barton
    Stagecoach Oxfordshire
  • 8 & 9 City Centre / Headington / Barton / Risinghurst
    Oxford Bus Company
  • 400 Thornhill Park & Ride / Headington / City Centre / Rail Station / Seacourt Park & Ride
    Oxford Bus Company
  • 280 Aylesbury / Thame / Wheatley / Headington / City Centre / Railway Station
    Arriva
  • U1 Wheatley Campus / Wheatley / Headington / City Centre / Botley / Railway Station / Harcourt Hill Campus
    Oxford Bus Company

Buses between the Churchill and John Radcliffe Hospital

The Shuttle Bus Service  

This NHS run inter-site service runs between the John Radcliffe, Nuffield Orthopaedic and Churchill Hospitals and is for the use of staff with an NHS staff card who need to travel between the sites in the course of their duties.  

The service runs Monday to Fridays, with the timetable available here.

Collection & Drop Off Points

John Radcliffe Hospital - Adjacent to the A & E Ambulance bays.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital - Main Entrance.

Churchill Hospital - Cancer Centre, Main Entrance.

Please note there are no other points to which the shuttles will visit for the collection or dropping of passengers.

Booking and General Information

All journeys must be pre-booked by booking on line through the NHS Intranet page, and you will need your NHS staff card number to make the booking. Only those passengers that have made a booking will be carried.

Passengers will make themselves known to the driver and must display their ID badges.