Car Parks in Oxford - Oxpens car park

Record details

Important information

Did you know it costs the same to park in Oxpens car park as in the Westgate?

Oxpens temporary car parking to close 

From Monday 7 January 2019 the decking in Oxpens car park will permanently close. From Monday 14 January there will be a further reduction in the number of parking spaces when the matting extension closes.

The changes are the result of the expiry of the temporary planning permission for the decking and the extension, granted during the construction of the Westgate Centre. In line with the planning permission for the Westgate Centre, the total number of city centre car parking spaces will now be lower than before construction began.

The original surface level car park will continue to operate for the time-being, before being permanently closed as part of the Oxpens redevelopment scheme. 

The decking will be removed and relocated to Redbridge Park and Ride later this year.

Site and location

Oxpens car park

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Site located on Oxpens Road next to Oxford Ice Rink. Accessed from the south via Abingdon Road, Thames Street and Oxpens Road. From the north via Hythe Bridge Street and Oxpens Road. From the west via Botley Road and Oxpens Road.

Additional information

Open 24 hours a day.

No coaches, lorries or minibuses are able to park at Oxpens. Please use the Redbridge Coach and Lorry Park.

Our parking ticket machines do not dispense change. A ticket can be purchased for a higher value but no refunds can be given.

Alternatively you can use our telephone payment system if you have a valid debit or credit card.

Parking Spaces

179 spaces (including 8 disabled / parent and children bays)

Height Restrictions

6ft 10 inches (2.1 metres)

Parking charges

Payment must be made on arrival. Coins, notes and cards accepted.

Monday to Sunday, 6am to 5pm

  • 0 to 1 hour: £3.00
  • 1 to 2 hours: £4.00
  • 2 to 3 hours: £5.00
  • 3 to 4 hours: £7.00
  • 4 to 5 hours: £9.00
  • 5 to 6 hours: £11.00
  • 6 to 12 hours: £18.00
  • 12 to 24 hours: £25.00

Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 6am (evening tariff)

  • £3.50

Overnight charges

The overnight charge starts at 5pm, however if a customer arrives at 4pm we would only require payment up until 5pm, the ticket machine will then transfer automatically into the evening tariff.

The customer does not need to pay the evening fee in addition to the daytime tariff.

The overnight charge ends at 6am.

Pay by phone

This car park accepts payment by RingGo, our chosen pay by phone parking provider. Just call 01865 989000 or download the RingGo App. More information on RingGo.

Location code for this car park: 3903

Disabled parking

22 disabled bays. There is no free concession for blue badge holders, they may use the disabled bays but must purchase a parking session

Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle parking available without charge or need to display a permit. Use cross hatched area marked for motorcycles.


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