St Peter's central location means that it is easy to reach by train, bus or car. The college is a 10-minute walk away from the railway station, and is even closer to the central bus station located at Gloucester Green.
The Park & Rides are all located on the Oxford Ring Road. A charge is made for parking in addition to the charge imposed by the bus company for the fare into 牛津. Up to 3 children (under 16) travel free with a fare paying adult when travelling between a Park & Ride car park and the city centre. Under 5s travel free.
Please note that if you are staying in 牛津 overnight a return ticket may not be valid (please check with the driver before purchasing your ticket). The approximate journey time from any of the Park & Ride sites is 10-15 minutes, and services leave at regular intervals throughout operating hours.
Details of each Park & Ride are below, including information about the boarding points to return to the car park from the city centre.
Precise departure times can be obtained by telephoning the 牛津 Park & Ride information line on +44 (0)1865 785400, or by email at email@example.com.
If you must take your car into the city, there is a pay-and-display system for the main parking places. Buy a ticket from the machine and display it prominently on your windscreen. Do be warned: wardens heavily patrol the city and will most likely be by your car the second the ticket runs out.
The main on-street parking areas are at St Giles, Beaumont Street and Walton Street. Prices vary depending on location but a rough guide is as follows:
Monday-Saturday daytime (8 am-6.30 pm): 1hr is £2; 2hrs (max stay) is £3
Evenings (6.30 pm-8 am): Free; no time limit.
Sunday daytime (8 am - 6.30 pm): Free; 2hr (max stay)
NB: Even though Sunday parking is free, you must still get a free-of-charge pay and display ticket from the machine before 6.30 pm.
The following car parks are located within the city centre, although some are closer to St Peter's than others. All are very heavily used, and thus parking may be limited.
- Abbey Place (120 spaces) - Opposite the ice-rink
- Gloucester green (100 spaces) - Underground close to the centre
- Oxpens (75 spaces) - Next to the ice-rink
- St Clements (120 spaces) - Near Magdalen Bridge
- Railway Station (400 spaces) - Daily rates for rail and non-rail users
- South Parks Road (200 spaces) - Saturdays only in the University Science area
- Other on-street pay-and-display parking mainly in Broad Street and St Giles (386 spaces)
- Westgate (1225 spaces) - City Centre
There are 90 allocated parking places for disabled drivers which are dotted around the city. To park in these spaces a disabled (blue) badge must be displayed showing the number and the clock.
Disabled badge holders are able to park for unlimited periods without charge in on-street pay and display and residents' parking spaces.
Parking is usually permitted for up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines, but some restrictions do apply (for example in loading areas). Refer to guidance issued with the Disabled Badge for details of restrictions. Police and traffic wardens are helpful.
The largest concentration of disabled pay and display spaces can be found in the car parks in Broad Street, St Giles and 新的旅馆大厅街, opposite the college.
Note: Disabled persons showing both parts of the Orange Badge may park for free in any of the on-street parking spaces, but standard charges will apply in the off-street car parks.
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24hr tickets cost £18.20 and drivers must enter registration numbers on arrival. The machine takes notes. This car park doesn't have the advantage of paying on departure and it's close proximity to pubs and clubs should make it the last choice for drivers.