Travelling by car

  • We strongly advise you not to come by car unless absolutely necessary, since parking is very restricted in the city and on the campuses.

    If you wish to come by car, we recommend you use the Park and ride bus services. The park and ride car parks are clearly signposted as you approach the city and the service is frequent all day and through the evening.

    Important: If you need to drive to our campuses, please check in advance to reserve a space.

    Driving to Headington Campus (Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill sites)

    From the south - take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.

    From the north - take the M40, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.

    If you are coming to Oxford via another route we recommend taking the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and following the signs to the city centre along the London Road.

    Continue along London Road, past the Headington shops. Go straight on at the traffic lights with the White Horse public house on the right and then at the next set of traffic lights turn left. Gipsy Lane site is on the right. Headington Hill site is approximately a further 500 metres straight on from the Gipsy Lane junction on the right.

    Parking at Headington Campus

    Car parking is severely restricted and you should not bring your car to either site unless you have a parking space booked in advance. Parking in the surrounding area is almost non-existent and you should consider using the Park and Ride service from either Thornhill or Seacourt, both of which drop at Gipsy Lane.

    If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX3 0BP.

    Driving to the Harcourt Hill Campus

    From the city centre drive out of Oxford on the Botley Road, continue past Harcourt Tower, under the A34 flyover. At the traffic lights, just beyond bridge turn left, into Westminster Way. Continue for half a mile, bearing right (up Harcourt Hill) just before the road rejoins the A34 northbound slip road.

    Motorists coming from the A34 southbound should come off at the Botley Interchange; take first exit (to Botley and Oxford). Turn right at the first set of traffic lights, left at the next, into Westminster Way. Continue for half a mile, bearing right (up Harcourt Hill) just before the road rejoins the A34 northbound slip road.

    Motorists travelling northbound on the A34 should leave at the junction signposted Harcourt Hill Campus (just after you enter the 50mph section at Oxford). This junction should be exited with care as the slip road is short. Immediately after leaving the A34 you will take a sharp turn left signposted Harcourt Hill, Westminster College. The campus is at the top of the hill on your right. (If you miss the exit off the A34 you should leave at the next junction, the Botley Interchange roundabout, and follow the signs for Oxford and then Westminster College.)

    From Swindon, A420 drive towards Oxford until the Botley Interchange roundabout, take second exit (to Botley and Oxford). Turn right at the first set of traffic lights, left at the next, into Westminster Way. Continue for half a mile, bearing right (up Harcourt Hill) just before the road rejoins the A34 northbound slip road.

    If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX2 9AT.

    Driving to the Wheatley Campus

    Motorists travelling northbound on the M40 should leave at junction 8, signposted Oxford A40. Take the A418, signposted to Thame and Aylesbury. Follow the signs to Wheatley and then follow the signs for "Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus)".

    Motorists travelling southbound on the M40 should leave at Junction 8A and follow the signs for Oxford, then Wheatley and then follow the signs for "Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus)".

    For motorists coming from Oxford, follow signs to London (A40), exit the dual carriageway at the Wheatley sign. Then follow the signs for Wheatley and then "Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus)".

    Parking at Wheatley Campus

    Car parking is severely restricted and you should not bring your car to the campus unless you have a parking space booked in advance.

    If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX33 1HX.