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 the 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 Westgate Centre Car Park as with all city centre car parks it is quite expensive so best avoided if you are on a budget. A typical 3 hour stay will cost £5. From this car park you can walk to our moorings at The Folly (OX1 4JU). The walk takes approximately 5-10 minutes, part of it along the river if you wish. Electric Vehicle charge points are available at this car park and at Park and Ride sites. 


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 the third stop which is referred to as The Police Station. You will then have a short forward to our moorings on the right hand side over Folly Bridge.

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).


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