Oxford City Council

PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Web http://www.oxford.gov.uk/

Transport, parking and streets

Park and Ride Charges

Bus ticket price

Fare calculator

For multi-journey or season tickets visit the Oxford Bus Company website.

Where to buy your bus ticket

You can buy your ticket from the bus driver. For services 300, 400 and 500, which are operated by Oxford Bus Company, you can also purchase tickets on their website or at their travel shop located in Debenhams at Magdalen Street, Oxford city centre.

Concessionary bus passes

National concessionary bus passes for over 60s and disabled people are accepted on Park and Ride buses.

Parking charges at Redbridge, Seacourt and Pear Tree

Park and Ride parking permit scheme for regular users - Annual, Quarterly or Monthly

You can now buy a discounted parking permit online for the Park and Ride sites run by Oxford City Council - Redbridge, Seacourt and Pear Tree. You can chose from a monthly, quarterly or annual permit. Visit our Park and Ride parking permit scheme page for full details.


Redbridge, Seacourt and Pear Tree Park and Rides are run by Oxford City Council.

We have adopted a ticketless system of payment where you log your vehicle registration number and your location onto the system by one of three ways. We shall use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to check that parking fees are paid.

How to pay

Please be aware payment must be made within 10 minutes of arrival.

Cash using the pay machines on site

  • Fixed charge - £2 (up to 24 hours)
  • 7 days £10

Using phone and credit/debit card

RingGo service Telephone: 01865 989000

  • Fixed charge - £2.20 (up to 24 hours)
  • 7 days £10.20
  • 28 days £30.20 includes text reminder 24 hours before expiry

Visit the RingGo website

  • Fixed charge - £2.20 (up to 24 hours)
  • 7 days £10.20
  • 28 days £30.20 includes email reminder 24 hours before expiry

The RingGo location codes are:

  • Pear Tree 3919
  • Seacourt 3918
  • Redbridge 3920

We recommend that regular users of the Park and Ride service pre-register with the online method which will make it quicker the first time the service is used. Anyone who has already registered with RingGo at any other location does not need to register again.

Payment is required to park at all times.

If you wish to park for more than 1 day the following applies. You are able to purchase multiple days parking through the machines, up to a maximum of five days, which will automatically provide you with seven days parking. For example, the cost for 2 days is £4, if this payment is made through the ticket machine in a single transaction 2 days (up to 48 hours) parking will be given, an additional convenience fee of £0.20 is applied for using RingGo.

The parking ticket machines do not dispense change. A ticket can be purchased for a higher value however no refunds can be given. If you do not have change, you are able to use our telephone payment system if you have a valid debit or credit card.

Disabled parking

There are disabled parking spaces at all Park and Ride sites. Blue badge holders will still need to purchase a ticket.

Parking Fines

We are responsible for parking enforcement in Council owned Park and Ride car parks. The tariff boards at each of our car parks indicate the level of charge payable and the regulations governing each car park. Any infringement may result in an excess penalty of £100 being issued. These penalties must be paid within 28 days of issue. If payment is received within 14 days, a reduced amount of £50 will be accepted.

Enforcement in our car parks is carried out by our own staff. No bonuses are paid to staff for issuing parking tickets, and no performance targets or quotas are given to staff.

Contact us

Contact us on 01865 252489 during office hours or email carparks@oxford.gov.uk.

Parking charges at Thornhill and Water Eaton

Thornhill and Water Eaton Park and Rides are run by Oxfordshire County Council.

Charging for short-stay parking was introduced on Monday 11 November 2013 .

  • Up to 1 hour - Free
  • Up to 11 hours (including the first hour) - £2
  • More than 11 hours, but less than 24 - £4
  • More than 24 hours, but less than 48 hours - £8
  • More than 48 hours but less than 72 hours - £12
  • More than 72 hours - £100 excess charge

Visit the Oxfordshire County Council website for full details.

The system is operated by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras monitoring vehicles entering and leaving the sites to determine length of stay. Car park staff patrol the sites and issue excess charge tickets.

How to pay

A range of payment methods are available:

  • By cash or card: at pay points near the terminal building
  • Online: at www.parkreg.co.uk
  • By mobile phone: pre-register at www.parkreg.co.uk, then text PARKREG and your location code to 67766.

More information on Oxfordshire County Council website.

Disabled parking

Disabled Blue Badge holders are exempt from the parking charges if they display a valid Blue Badge.


Page last updated 5 January 2015



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