Oxford and traffic

Oxford is an old city of ancient buildings, rivers and green spaces. Most of these have been around a lot longer than the motor car and consequently the road network is constrained by the location of bridges and the need to avoid paving over colleges. As a result the roads that we have are very congested and car parks are few and far between. 

Our cruises run to a tight schedule and need to depart on time so that trips later in day can proceed as planned. Therefore, please leave plenty of time to reach us, including parking your car, in order that you do not miss the boat! We provide the following information in order to help you plan your journey. This information was accurate when written but changes to pricing, timetables, etc, occur regularly so please also do your own research.  Also, please bear in mind that we can not issue refunds or credits for missed departures.

Parking in the City

Firstly, please note that we have no parking at all available at our departure location. 

The closest available parking is at the Oxpens Car Park (OX1 1RQ). As with all city centre car parks it is quite expensive so best avoided if you are on a budget. From this car park you can walk to our moorings at The Folly (OX1 4JU). The walk takes approximately 10 minutes, part of it along the river if you wish. 


Park and Ride

Oxford has five park and ride car parks on the outskirts with frequent bus links to the City Centre. Information on Park and Ride, including a location map, is available athttp://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTS/Park_and_Ride_occw.htm

For our moorings at The Folly Redbridge Park and Ride is the most convenient. Once parked take the '300' bus (departures every 8-10 minutes) in to the city and alight at Speedwell Street. You will then have a short walk back on your self to our moorings (which you will hopefully have seen as you passed on the bus). 

Blue Badge Holders

Blue badge holders are generally permitted to park in on street resident bays on Western Road (approximately 100 yards from the moorings).