Getting Here

Visiting Woodstock by Car

If you’re planning a visit to Woodstock, here is some helpful information about getting here and parking your vehicle.


Woodstock is located on the A44 Evesham Road, 8 miles north of Oxford. It is conveniently situated within an hour’s drive from several major cities, including London, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Heathrow.


Visitors can take advantage of the large FREE long-stay car park on Union Street via Hensington Road, or opt for free* short-stay street-parking in the town centre. 

*Parking in the town centre is free for the first hour (NB: a valid ticket must be displayed), and then just £1 per hour thereafter, up to 4 hours and until 6pm when parking is once again free until the next morning (please check the location of your vehicle for when parking is reinforced the next day)

During busier days, we recommend that visitors use the nearby Park & Ride with ample parking for a small fee, and where you can get onward journey connections into Woodstock.

Blenheim Palace Visitors and Annual Pass Holders:

Planning to visit or revisit Blenheim Palace with your annual pass? Don’t forget that a brief walk from the Blenheim Palace estate and car parks will lead you to Woodstock, where you can extend your visit and explore everything the charming town has to offer.

Accessible Parking in Blue Badge Designated Areas:

If you’re looking for on-street parking spots, you can find them at Woodstock Five Holes Stocks by The Oxfordshire Museum on Park Street, Woodstock Pharmacy on High Street, and Woodstock Town Hall on Market Place. To see visuals and learn more, please visit: Accessible Parking Woodstock

Another alternative is to find two assigned parking spaces in the main car park on Union Street, accessible via Hensington Road.  

Electric Car Chargers – Provided by EZ Charge

Here are some locations where you can find charging points for your electric vehicle:

  • Union Street Car Park on Hensington Road: This location has 12 chargers, including 10 tethered Type 2 connections and 2 socketed Type 2 connections.
  • Blenheim Palace ‘Town’ Gate, Park Street: This location has a single charger, conveniently located just outside the entrance to Blenheim Palace at its “Town” gate.

Getting Here by Bus, Coach & Train

Peartree Park & Ride: The Perfect Parking Solution

Peartree Park & Ride offers parking-only services, making it an ideal spot to park your vehicle with confidence during peak times. Simply park your car here, and catch the local bus service from across the road.

Positioned to the north of the city, Peartree Park & Ride is conveniently accessible via the A40 (from Witney and Cheltenham), A4260 (from Kidlington), A34 (from Banbury, Bicester and Northampton) and the M40.

Additionally, please see the bus service details below for local bus schedules from Oxford to Woodstock.

Getting here from Oxford by Bus

There are frequent bus services available from Oxford to Woodstock, with stops just outside the Marlborough Arms. 

For more information, please visit Stagecoach Bus or Oxford Bus for up to date timetables.

Traveling by Train

While Woodstock may not have its own train station, it is still easily accessible via a quick train ride to Oxford, followed by a bus ride (as detailed above). 

To find train schedules and more information about traveling to Oxford, please visit National Rail or The Trainline.

Traveling by Coach

Visiting Woodstock couldn’t be easier! If you’re traveling from cities like London and Birmingham, daily coach services to Oxford are available. 

From there, simply click the bus links above for directions on how to take a bus to Woodstock:

Convenient Taxi Service in Woodstock

For all your transportation needs in Woodstock, look no further than the local taxi service.

You can pre-book your ride for maximum convenience. Get in touch with Townhouse Executive Travel at 07766 743081 or via email at

Cycling to Woodstock?

While cycling within the town is restricted to on-road, there are cycling routes and lanes in the surrounding areas to lead you here, and to where you can find several cycle racks throughout the town to safely park your bike and take a well-deserved break.

Short-Term Car Rental

Blenheim Palace and Woodstock are pleased to collaborate and provide Hiyacar as an option for visitors seeking hourly or daily car rentals. By renting affordable cars from reputable local owners, including an EV VW ID3, Hiyacar can give you convenient access to car hire when and where you need it.

Awards & Partners

*Supported by The Visitor Economy Renaissance Programme grant funding, secured by OxLEP Business