• Travel to Campus

    Information on travel to our campuses can be found here.

    Parking spaces are extremely limited, in particular, at our Headington and Marston campuses. When practically possible, individuals are encouraged to use public transport options including Park and Rides. Information on bus services in Oxford can be found  here.

    The BROOKESbus service operates between all Oxford campuses and Halls of Residences, as well as calling at Oxford city, train station and Thornhill and Seacourt park and rides.

    Parking on Campus

    Staff and students are required to have a parking permit and visitors must have a pre-booked parking space (booked by the staff member/ department they are visiting).

    For accessible bay parking; council issued Blue Badge holders will need to clearly display their badge whilst parked on campus. We ask these staff and students to apply for a free Oxford Brookes virtual Blue Badge permit, for our records.

    All vehicles must be parked according to the University’s Parking Policy.

    Virtual Parking Permit System

    Oxford Brookes University operates a virtual permit system, linked to vehicle registration.

    Parking permits are required for parking during peak hours (07:00 - 16:30, Monday to Friday), with associated parking charges applicable when the vehicle is parked in the University's car parks. More information about the permit system, can be found on the  FAQs webpage.

    Please note; in accordance with Oxford City Council planning regulations, students living in University Halls of Residences are not permitted to have a vehicle in the city or at their accommodation.

    Staff and students

    Staff and students can create a virtual parking account. Once active, account holders can make a permit application, based on the permit eligibility criteria

    For permit holders, a daily charge is applicable when parking during peak hours. Permit holders can pay online via their online parking account or at the ‘pay and display’ machines, although a ticket will not need to be displayed. 

    Please be aware that possession of a permit does not guarantee a parking space and permit holders parking outside of peak hours, are exempt from the off peak parking charges. 



    During peak hours, visitors enquiring about parking on campus, will need a parking space pre-booked by a member of Oxford Brookes staff, via the visitor parking portal.    

    Electric vehicles

    Electric vehicle charge points can be found at our Headington Hill Hall and Wheatley car parks. 

    Please note: HMRC views the University’s provision of free-of-charge charging as a benefit in kind to the user, the value of the benefit being the cost to the University of the electricity used for charging. It is therefore the user's responsibility to report to HMRC the value of electricity used.

    The average cost per KwH is currently 18.16p. As this is an average cost (based on cost per use) this figure could change at any time; please check before filling in your tax return.