Thornhill Park & Ride, Oxford – All You Need to Know in 2022

Thornhill Park and Ride is the only park and ride on the east side of Oxford and caters for all arriving from Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, as well as London and the East side of England.

Thornhill Park & Ride – Oxford Eastside – 2022

Located just of the London road A40 westbound, Thornhill park and ride is only 3.6 miles from the city centre. You can get the 400 Bus (bus stop B) from within Thornhill Park and Ride car park, where it’s only a smooth 20-minute journey.

Parking at Thornhill Park and Ride

Park & Ride
Car Park Details
Opening Times24 hours a day
7 days a week
AddressOX2 8HA
PostcodeOX2 8HA
PriceUp to 1 hour
Up to 11 hours
11-24 hours
24-48 hours
48-72 hours
Over 72 hours
Disabled Badge
£100 charge
Pay bycash or card at the machine You can also pay by calling 01865-989-000 or by SMS on 81025 using Location ID 3924 if you are a RingGo users
Distance14.4 miles
Disable BaysYesParking is free with a clearly displayed disabled blue badge
Electric Car ChargerYes
Safer Parking AwardedYes
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Paying for Thornhill Park and Ride Car Parking

The sometimes confusing thing about Oxfords Park and Ride is that you have to pay twice. First to park at the car park, and then again on the bus to ride into Oxford. But as long as you know this to start with you will be in good stead for a great park and ride experience.

The best and easiest way to park for parking at the Thornhill park and ride car park is

  • to download the RingGo app and pay that way.
  • to pay in cash or by card at the ticket machine
  • to pay buy phone on 01865-989-000 using Location ID 3924
  • to pay by text on 81025 using Location ID 3924

Click on the image below to download the RingGo app

Thornhill Parkway Park & Ride RingGo code is: ID 3924

Journeying too and from Oxford by Bus (400 bus)

The Oxford bus company offer a regular and fast service to and from the centre of Thornhill park and ride and the High street at the heart of Oxford. Watch the video below to hear about the new fleet of the super-luxury park and ride buses, that now have a sofa to lounge on, on the top deck. As well as two tables that seat 4 and all seats have USB charger ports. Impressive stuff.

400 Bus Time Table

The 400 bus service varies slightly on how frequent they run, see the timetable below for full details.

Thornhill 400 BusMon to FridaySaturdaySunday
First Bus
into Oxford
6:00 am 6:00 am 8:20 am
Earlybefore 7:00 am
15 to 30 mins
before 8:20 am
15 to 30 mins
before 10:03 am
20 to 30 mins
Daytime7:00 am TO 6:00 pm
10 to 12 mins
8:20 am TO 6:30 pm
10 to 11 mins
10:03 to 6:03 pm
15 mins
Early Evening6:00 pm to 6:50 pm
15 to 18 mins
6:30 pm to 6:50 pm
Eveningsafter 6:50 pm
30 mins
after 6:50 pm
30 mins
after 6:03 pm
15 mins
Last bus in
11:20 pm
last bus back
11:32 pm
Last bus in
11:20 pm
last bus back
11:32 pm
Last bus in
6:50 pm
last bus back
7:02 pm

Where to Get on and of the 400 Bus in Oxford

The below image shows where you can get on and off the 400 bus.

Sourced from Tourinaday

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