Visitor Car Parking

  • Designated visitor car parking spaces can be booked by staff, subject to availability. Alternative nearby public car parking areas may also be available, however parking in the city and at our campuses is very restricted, so we strongly advise individuals not travel by car unless absolutely necessary.

    We encourage the use of the BROOKESbus services which operates between all Oxford campuses and Halls of Residences as well as calling Oxford city, train station and Thornhill and Seacourt Park and Rides.

    Accessible car parking spaces can not be booked, but are offered on a first come first served basis. Council Blue Badge permits will need to be clearly displayed at all times. 

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    Visitor parking booking process

    Visitor parking is only bookable for peak hours (defined as 07.00 - 16.30, Monday to Friday). Spaces are limited and should be pre booked at the earliest opportunity.

    Bookings will need to be arranged by the member of staff / department the visitor is meeting. Staff can check availability via the online booking portal and will require the attendees email address. Amendments / cancellations can be made via the online system if required.

    Once booked, a confirmation email will be sent to the visitor, which will need to be clearly displayed in the vehicle windscreen for the duration of stay.

    If staff experience any issues with the online booking portal, please contact 01865 483311 or log the issue on the University IT Service Portal.


    Parking outside of peak hours

    Outside of peak hours (16:31 - 06:59, Monday to Friday, weekends and bank holidays) the University car parks are available for public use, however there are time restrictions and tariff charges depending on the duration of stay. 

    Off peak parking charges are stated on tariff boards located in the applicable car parks, further information is available via the FAQs webpage.