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.
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.
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.
Here are some locations where you can find charging points for your electric vehicle:
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.
There are frequent bus services available from Oxford to Woodstock, with stops just outside the Marlborough Arms.
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).
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:
For all your transportation needs in Woodstock, look no further than the local taxi service.
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.
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.