Best Free Parking In Oxford – Helpful 2022 Guide + Map


Updated: 23rd January 2022

You are looking for free parking in Oxford and different parts of the city. I must say, that is putting me through my paces. I have scoured Oxford from top to bottom and have found answers to your many parking-related questions. The main one being,

Free Parking in Oxford, UK – 2022

Where is there Free Parking in Oxford? Here are streets with free parking in Oxford:

  • Cowley Place
  • Hertford Street
  • Oswestry Road
  • Temple Road
  • Gouldland Gardens
  • Atkyns Road
  • Marsh Road
  • Augustine Way
  • Lincoln Road
  • Norreys Avenue

Read on, as we have done so much more for you than just found 10 roads with free parking. We have sourced for you free parking nearest to all the locations you are asking for. Then we have listed them and created maps that have google directions linked to them.


Free Parking near Oxford City Centre & it’s Main Shopping Centres

As well well as a busy high street, Oxford has 3 main shopping centres. Its most popular is the Westgate Shopping Centre, which is right next door to the second main shopping centre, called Clarendon Oxford. The third is Templars Square Shopping Centre to the south. Let’s see how we get on.

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Free Parking near the Westgate Shopping Centre

The nearest roads with free parking here, are at least a 20-minute walk from Westgate. The walking distance on the list below is between 20 and 28-minutes. See the map for more help with location and directions.

Where is the Free Parking near Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to Westgate Shopping Centre:

  • Lake Street
  • Vicarage Road
  • Norreys Avenue
  • Abingdon Road
  • Sunningwell Road
  • Lincoln Road
  • Monmouth Road
  • Wytham Street
  • Northampton Road
  • Oswestry Road

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Free Parking near the Clarendon Oxford Shopping Centre

The nearest roads with free parking are at least a 21-minute walk from Clarendon Oxford. The road on the list below is all between 21 and 32 minutes of walking distance. We hope they help answer your question,

Is there Free Parking near the Clarendon Oxford Shopping Centre, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to the Clarendon Oxford Shopping Centre:

  • Iffley Road
  • Lake Street
  • Norreys Avenue
  • Warwick Street
  • Lake Street
  • Catherine Street
  • Vicarage Road
  • Monmouth Road
  • Sidney Street
  • Peel Place

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Free Parking near the Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford

Just over 2 miles South-East of the high street in Temple Cowley, is Oxford’s third most popular shopping centre, and this is Temple Square. You are much more fortunate with free parking here as the chart below will show. Use the map above for google navigation to your free sparking space.

Is there Free Parking near the Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford? Here are some streets with free parking near to the Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford:

Free Roads:Approx Walking
Time to
Templars Square :
The Grates4 mins
Gaisford Road5 mins
Liddell Road4 mins
Dodgson Road5 mins
Church Hill Road8 mins
St.Luke’s Road6 mins
Napier Road9 mins
Clive Road10 mins
Littlemore Road7 mins
Herschel Crescent13 mins
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Free Parking near Oxford Railway Station

I’m sorry to say there isn’t free parking just around the corner from Oxford train station, but all is not lost. If it’s a long stay free parking spot you are looking for, for a day or two maybe the 3 minute walks from our suggestions to the station may still be an option.

Where is there Free Parking near Oxford Railway Station? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to Oxford Railway Station:

Free Road:Approx Walking Time
to Oxford Station:
Elms Road27 mins
Arthray Road30 mins
Hazel Road30 mins
Seacourt Road30 mins
Finmore Road31 mins
Conifer Close33 mins
Montagu Road32 mins
Crabtree Road34 mins
Cope Close34 mins
Hutchcomb Road34 mins
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Where is there Free Parking near Oxford Parkway Railway Station? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to Oxford Parkway Railway Station

Free Road:Approx Walking Time
to Parkway
Oxford Station:
The Broadway13 mins
Elm Grove15 mins
South Avenue16 mins
Hazel Crescent17 mins
Gosford Close17 mins
Beech Crescent17 mins
Stratfield Road19 mins
Croxford Gardens19 mins
Almond Avenue20 mins
Lock Crescent21 mins
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Free Parking near Churchill & John Radcliffe Hospitals

We have found you some great places to park for free near both The main hospitals in Oxford. The walking distances are mainly between 12 and 15 minutes and that’s not bad going really.

Especially when you take into consideration that it’s a 10-minute walk from the perimeter of the John Radcliffe hospital, to its main reception inside, and this 10-minute is included within our walking time estimates below. So,

Where is there Free Parking near the Churchill Hospital, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to the Churchill Hospital:

Free Roads:Approx Walking
Time to
Churchill Hospital:
Rede Close12 mins
Titup Hall Drive12 mins
Joan Lawrence Place13 mins
Stansfeld Place13 mins
Masons Road13 mins
Holland Place13 mins
Pauling Road14 mins
Calcot Close14 mins
Palmer Road14 mins
Wood Farm Road14 mins
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Where is there Free Parking near John Racliffe Hospital? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford:

Free Roads:Approx Walking
Time to John
Radcliffe Hospital:
Halliday Hill12 mins
Gouldland Gardens14 mins
Stainfield Road14 mins
Gorse Leas14 mins
John Buchan Road14 mins
Meaden Hill14 mins
Upway Road14 mins
Westlands Drive15 mins
Steep Rise15 mins
Foxwell Drive15 mins
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Free Parking In Different Oxford Areas

There are 6 main roads leading out of Oxford city centre, and you want to know where the free parking is on most of these. We have listed the best free parking opportunities we have found for you and also added them all to a map below. You can use the map to allocate the parking spot you want and let google maps navigate you directly there.

Free Parking near Seacourt Tower & Botly Road

Where is there Free Parking near Seacourt Tower & Botly Road, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking near Seacourt Tower & Botly Road:

  • Arthray Road
  • Elms Road
  • Hazel Road
  • Seacourt Road
  • Finmore Road
  • Saint Paul’s Crescent
  • Montagu Road
  • Crabtree Road
  • Cope Close
  • Conifer Close

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Free Parking near Sunnymead & Banbury Road

Where is there Free Parking near Sunnymead & Banbury Road, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking near Sunnymead & Banbury Road:

  • Harefields
  • David Walter Close
  • Kendall Crescent
  • Holt Weer Close
  • Prior’s Forge
  • Sparsey Place
  • Pennywell Drive
  • Templar Road
  • Fairlawn End
  • First Turn

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Free Parking near Iffley & Iffley Road, Oxford

Where is there Free Parking near Iffley & Iffley Road, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking near Iffley & Iffley Road:

  • Iffley Road
  • Warwick Street
  • Quartermain Close
  • George Moore Close
  • Meadow Lane
  • Woodhouse Way
  • Meadow Lane
  • Bay Tree Close
  • Tree Lane
  • Stone Quarry Lane
  • Abberbury Road

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Free Parking near Temple Cowley & Cowley Place

Where is there Free Parking near Temple Cowley & Cowley Place, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking near Temple Cowley & Cowley Place:

  • Marsh Road
  • Clive Road
  • Rymers Lane
  • Temple Road
  • St.Luke’s Road
  • Ridgefield Road
  • Cumberland Road
  • Kenilworth Avenue
  • Belvedere Road
  • Whitson Place
  • Essex Street

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Free Parking near New Hinksey & Abingdon Road

Where is there Free Parking near New Hinksey & Abingdon Road, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking near New Hinksey & Abingdon Road:

  • Lake Street
  • Vicarage Road
  • Norreys Avenue
  • Sunningwell Road
  • Lincoln Road
  • Monmouth Road
  • Northampton Road
  • Wytham Street
  • Oswestry Road
  • Chatham Road
  • Peel Place

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Free Parking near the Ice Rink in Oxford

Where is there Free Parking near the Ice Rink, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking near the Ice Rink, Oxford:

Free Parking:Approx Walking
Time to
the Ice Rink:
Lake Street20 mins
Vicarage Road21 mins
Norreys Avenue23 mins
Sunningwell Road24 mins
Lincoln Road24 mins
Monmouth Road25 mins
Northampton Road26 mins
Wytham Street26 mins
Oswestry Road27 mins
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Free Parking nearest to both Oxford & Oxford Brooks University

Again, like everything in the dead centre of Oxford, there is a little walk before the roads with free parking appear. Between Oxford and Oxford Brooks, we are looking at at the lease a 17-minute walk, right up to 30 minutes. I hope this answered your questions or,

Where is there Free Parking near Oxford University, Oxford? Here are the streets with free parking nearest to Oxford University:

Free Parking near
to Oxford University
Approx Walking
Time to Oxford Uni:
Warwick Street17 mins
Catherine Street19 mins
Lake Street19 mins
Belvedere Road21 mins
Drove Acre Road21 mins
Boundary Brook Road22 mins
Vicarage Road22 mins
Kenilworth Avenue22 mins
Norreys Avenue23 mins
Abingdon Road23 mins
Sunningwell Road24 mins
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Where is there Free Parking near Oxford Brookes University? Here are the streets with free nearest to Oxford Brookes University:

Free Parking near
to Oxford Brooks

University
Approx Walking
Time to Oxford

University:
Snowdon Mede18 mins
Bowness Avenue20 mins
Eden Drive20 mins
Coniston Avenue22 mins
Whitson Place 23 mins
Derwent Avenue23 mins
Whitson Place23 mins
Belvedere Road24 mins
Essex Street25 mins
Kenilworth Avenue26 mins
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Free Parking near Oxford International Airport

Where is there Free Parking near the Oxford International Airport? Here are the streets with free nearest to the Oxford International Airport:

Free Parking near
Oxford
International Airport
Approx
Walking Time
to the Airport
Langford Locks18 mins
Briar Close21 mins
Blandford Road24 mins
Charlbury Close25 mins
The Moors26 mins
Marlborough Avenue26 mins
Flatford Place27 mins
Park Avenue27 mins
Helwys Place27 mins
Begbroke Lane30 mins
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Free Motorcycle Parking in Oxford City Centre

Parking your motorcycle in the allocated motorcycle bays in all the council-run car parks is free. (But remember, if you park in a car parking bay, you must pay)

See the chart below for a list of Car parks and the number of motorcycle bays they have for you to park for free in.

Free Motorcycle
Parking in
Oxford
Number
Of Bays
Oxford Station Car ParkRailway Station
OxpensOxford Ice Rink &
Oxpens Meadow
Westgate Oxford Car ParkJohn Lewis
St. Ebbe’sPureGym & Oxford
Int English School
Worcester Street Car ParkODEON & Old
Castle & Prison
Gloucester GreenAshmolean Museum &
New Theatre Oxford
Broad StreetTrinity College & History
of Science Museum
St Giles’St John’s & St Cross
College
The above info has been sourced from Oxford.gov.uk/oxford

Free Disabled Parking in Oxford City Centre

Apart from disabled bays being dotted on the streets throughout central Oxford. Below is a list of council-run car parks that also have allocated disabled parking bays. (Remember to display your blue badge)

Free Disabled Disabled
Parking in Oxford
Nearest to:
New Inn Hall StreetOxford Union Library
Oxford train StationOxford train Station
Saint Ebbes StreetPureGym &
JCR Art Gallery
High Street West End
High Street East End
High Street &
University College
Broad Street History of Science Museum
& The Sheldonian Theatre
Albion PlaceOxford Deaf & Hard of
Hearing Centre
Banbury Road Summertown &
Banbury Road
London RoadNew Headington, Tescos &
Bury Knowle Park
John Radcliffe Hospital
Car Park 1
John Radcliffe Hospital
Cambridge TerraceOxford Magistrates’ Court

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Oxford Park & Ride Car Parks, Prices & Locations

Where is the Park & Ride in Oxford? There are 5 Park & Ride car parks in Oxford, they are

Oxford Park & Ride Prices
This includes
Pear Tree,
Redbridge, Seacourt,
Oxford & Thornhill
Price
Time DurationPrice
Up to 1 hourFREE
1 to 11 hours£2.00
11 to 24 hours£4.00
24 to 48 hours£8.00
48 to 72 hours£12.00
28 days
(Included a text reminder
24 hours before your
ticket runs out)
£30.00
Sourced from the Oxford.gov website
Park & Ride Bus Ticket Prices
Tickets can be bought from the bus driver
DurationPrice
Family Ticket – This Including Parking!
This includes Parking x for 1 vehicle
2 Adults & Up to 3 Children


Tickets can be bought from the marked

ticket machines in the car parks
Up to
11 hours
£6.80
Single
1 Adult
A ticket going to or from all Park & Rides
except for Oxford Parkway.
N/A£1.80
Child Single
1 Child
A ticket going to or from all Park & Rides
except for Oxford Parkway.
N/A£0.90
Same Day Return
1 Adult
All Day£2.80
Child Same-Day ReturnAll Day£1.40
Period Return (3 Day)
1 Adult
72 hours£3.00
2 To Go – Day Return
2 Adults
All Day£4.80
2 to Go Period Return – (3 Day)
2 Adults
72 hours£5.50
Sourced from parkandride.oxfordbus

Cheapest Car Parking in Oxford

If still, you feel we have not found you free parking near to your destination. Or you just want to be in a car park.

Here is the 10 Cheapest 4 hour Car Parking in Oxford.

Cheapest 4 Hour
Car Parking
in Oxford
PriceApprox Walk
to City
Centre
Seacourt Park & RideFREE29 mins
Less By Bus
Redbridge Park & RideFREE34 mins
Less By Bus
Hinksey Park£4.0033 mins
Port Meadow South£4.0042 mins
Seacourt Park & Ride£2.0029 mins
Less By Bus
Redbridge Park & Ride£2.0034 mins
Less By Bus
Pear Tree Park and Ride£2.0067 mins
Less By Bus
Union Street£6.0041 mins
Oxpens Road£7.0016 mins
Westgate£7.0014 mins
Saint Clement’s Street£7.5033 mins
The above info has been sourced from Parkopedia

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Here is the 10 Cheapest 8 hour Car Parking in Oxford.

Cheapest 8 Hour
Car Parking
in Oxford
PriceApprox Walk
to City
Centre
Seacourt Park & RideFREE29 mins
Less By Bus
Redbridge Park & RideFREE34 mins
Less By Bus
Pear Tree Park and RideFREE67 mins
Less By Bus
Saint Clement’s Street£15.0028 mins
Hinksey Park£15.0033 mins
Ferry Leisure Centre£15.0038 mins
Summertown£15.0038 mins
Union Street£15.0041 mins
Port Meadow South£15.0042 mins
Westgate£18.0014 mins
Oxpens Road£18.0016 mins
Oxford Station£22.5020 mins
The above info has been sourced from Parkopedia

Here is the 10 Cheapest 24 hours Car Parking in Oxford.

Cheapest 24 Hour
Car Parking
in Oxford
PriceApprox Walk
to city
Centre
Seacourt Park & Ride£8.00 34 mins
Less By Bus
Redbridge Park & Ride£8.0034 mins
Less By Bus
Pear Tree Park and Ride£8.00 67 mins
Less By Bus
Hinksey Park£15.00 33 mins
Union Street£15.00 41 mins
Port Meadow South£15.00 42 mins
Ferry Leisure Centre£15.00 38 mins
Summertown£15.00 38 mins
Alexandra Courts£15.0043 mins
St Leonard’s Road£15.00 48 mins
The above info has been sourced from Parkopedia

Free Parking in Oxford City Centre after 6 pm, 10 pm & on Weekends

Can You Park for Free in Central Oxford after 6 pm? The Restricted Parking Zones within Oxford city centre are Zones A, B, C & D. Within these Zones there are Permit Holder Only Spaces, Restricted At All Times. The rest are free to park from 6.30 pm to 8 am the following morning.

Can You Park for Free in Central Oxford after 8 pm? The restricted Parking zones in central Oxford are Zones: A, B, C & D. You can park in the majority of these from 6.30 pm to 8.30 am the following morning. Except on the Permit holders only spaces which are valid all day, every day. Check the signs before leaving your vehicle.

Can You Park for Free in Central Oxford after 10 pm? You can park in the majority of the central Oxford restricted parking zones after 10 pm. The central Zones are A, B, C & D and although you can never park in the permit holders only spaces, you park in the rest from as early as 6.30 pm. Do check the signs before leaving your vehicle.

Can You Park for Free in Central Oxford on Sunday? You can park for free in any non-permit holder-only space in Zones A, B, C & D in central Oxford on Sundays from 6.30 pm to 8 am the following day. Do check the signs before leaving your vehicle.

Restricted Parking Zones in Oxford & When it’s Free to Park in Them.

Great question as there are so many restricted areas in Oxford, you do have to work with them as best you can. Below is a comprehensive chart of the restricted parking Zones in Oxford, and when You Can park in them for free.

Restricted Parking Zones
in Oxford & When it’s

Free to Park in them.
When You can Park
for FREE
Zone A
Central Area
Non-Permit Holder
Only Spaces Only
From 6.30 pm to 8 am
the following Morning
Zone B
Central Area
Non-Permit Holder
Only Spaces Only
From 6.30 pm to 8 am
the following Morning
Zone C
Central Area
Non-Permit Holder
Only Spaces Only
From 6.30 pm to 8 am
the following Morning
Zone D
Central Area
Non-Permit Holder
Only Spaces Only
From 6.30 pm to 8 am
the following Morning
Sourced from Oxfordshire.gov.uk/controlled-parking-Zones

This article should see you well on your way to parking in Oxford for free with the confidence that you are the nearest you can be to your destination without having to pay. Have a good trip, and keep safe.

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