How to get to Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL
Blenheim Palace is approximately a 1 hour 30 minute drive from both London and Birmingham and sits at the edge of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and just a twenty-minute journey from the city of Oxford. We’ve put together our guide to travelling and arriving at Blenheim Palace.
Please note, from completing a full traffic management review of 2021, there will not only be additional entrances to the Palace grounds open but also increased marshals and an extra car park to help manage the traffic. This was a key learning from our first running of the event and please be assured we aim to provide an improved arrival experience for your next visit to the International Horse Trials.
During our busy weekends we will be operating a Park & Ride system into the Palace.
Please follow the signs for parking as you arrive near the Palace and they will direct you to the Park & Ride, where there will be running free and frequent buses.
The S3 bus from Oxford to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford’s Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.
For connections from Carterton, Witney and Hanborough Station travel on the 233, which operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays to Blenheim and Woodstock.
The 7 bus from Oxford to Woodstock runs from Oxford train station and George street via Oxford Parkway to the gates of Blenheim Palace.
Oxford Bus Company’s 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at Blenheim Palace and Woodstock.
Woodstock is connected to Oxford via the National Cycle Network #5 route. To view the Sustrans cycle route maps in detail visit sustrans.org. Please note that while there are bike racks available at the Palace but cycling within the Park is not permitted. Visitors may cycle from the entrance gates to the Palace and back.
Plan your cycle journey with CycleStreets.net.
We are located eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction nine of the M40. If you are using satellite navigation, please use the postcode OX20 1UL.
When visiting by car, please be aware that a 20mph speed limit applies across the Estate.
Where is Blenheim Palace?
Blenheim Palace is in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It’s a Georgian town with a distinct Royal heritage, containing many attractive period buildings. It’s just eight miles from Oxford City Centre and there are frequent bus services from Woodstock taking you into the city.
Woodstock has a variety of small, independent shops, galleries and a great selection of places to eat and drink.
There are several walking routes for keen walkers that would like to explore the area, including exploring Blenheim Palace grounds.