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Getting Here

For the works to be carried out on the new Westgate Oxford, with the exception of Sainsbury’s, the existing Westgate Centre is now closed to the public. ​

To visit Sainsbury's, satnav users should use the postcode OX1 1RQ. (Please be aware you must have the latest Sat Nav software for this postcode to be accurate, alternatively the car park is located on Thames Street, next to the Ice Rink). 

​For other directions, use the map and planning service below, or click the links to the left.

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By Park & Ride

Oxford has an excellent Park & Ride system. There are five Park and Ride sites around the city on Oxford's ring road and all are clearly signposted helping to remove the need for commuter and visitor traffic to enter the City Centre thus reducing City Centre congestion. The five sites comprise: Water Eaton and Pear Tree to the north, Thornhill to the east, Redbridge to the south and Seacourt to the west. Journey times to the City Centre in the AM peak vary between 10 minutes and 15 minutes. Each has regular bus services to the City Centre.

Westgate Oxford by Car

By Car

The Westgate Multi-Storey Car Park is currently closed to make way for the new Westgate Oxford retail development. There is a temporary car park at Oxpens which is now open, to find the car park using SAT NAV, use the postcode OX1 1RQ . The car park is owned and operated by the City Council.

Car Clubs

There are two car clubs that operate in the area, Zipcar and Co-wheels. Zipcar has cars in Iffley, Botley and at Oxford Rail Station. Co-wheels have cars located in East Oxford, Cowley, Headington and Iffley. Information about joining the car clubs and the availability of cars can be found on their websites at and

Please click to below for more information on Parking and Travel in to Oxford

Westgate Oxford by Train

By Train

Oxford Station, the city's main line rail station is managed by Great Western Railway and served by both First Great Western and Chiltern Mainline. There are frequent services to/from London Paddington, London Marylebone and Birmingham New Street.

The station is situated on the western side of the city centre, just a 10 minute walk from Westgate Oxford. There is a taxi rank immediately outside of the station and many buses also stop at the station.


Oxford Station
Park End Street

Oxford Parkway Station is managed by Chiltern Mainline with services to/from London Marylebone


Oxford Parkway station
Water Eaton Park & Ride
Oxford Road

Westgate Oxford by Bus

By Bus

Many of the buses stop in streets adjacent to Westgate Oxford such as Queen Street, New Road and Castle Street. Other stops in High Street and St Aldates are only a 5 minute walk away from Westgate Oxford

Westgate Oxford by Bike

By Bike

Oxford is well known as being a cycle-friendly City. There are many local routes through Oxford City Centre to other parts of Oxford and further into Oxfordshire. There are also two national cycle routes that run through the city, National Cycle Route 5 (runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon) and 51 (runs between Oxford City Centre and to Milton Keynes).

There are other routes that run through the City, with many locations within a 20 minute cycling distance, including: Barton, Littlemoore, Kennington, Rose Hill, Temple Cowley,Summer Town, Old Marston, and Northway. These local routes are accessible from the Westgate Site from route 5 along St. Ebbes Street to the east of the Westgate Site or along Thames Street to the south east and Oxpens road to the south west.

There are also a number of cycle parking stands available around the Westgate Site, with stands located on Bonn Square directly north of the Westgate Site entrance, Old Greyfriars Street to the south, and a small number on Castle Street to the west – these stands are to be replaced as a result of the scheme, and other cycle provided in accordance with Oxford City Council cycle parking standards.

A detailed map showing the extensive cycling facilities across the City Centre including cycle routes, cycle parking, bike shops etc. is provided on Oxfordshire County Council’s cycling pages:

Please click DIVERSIONS below to see alternative cycle routes for cyclists across the city, accessing the City Centre from either Thames Street or Oxpens.

Potential walking and cycling zones around the Westgate Site are shown below

2km is approximately a 25 minute walk or 8 minute cycle; 5km would take approximately 20 minutes to cycle. This highlights that the bus, coach and rail stations are within easy walking distance and the majority of the residential suburban area falls within cycling distance of the Westgate Site.