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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.

Park & Ride

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.

Bus

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. 

For the timetable and more information on the route, visit stagecoachbus.com or oxfordbus.co.uk. There is no direct bus service from Bicester to Woodstock.

Bicycle

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.

Train

Nearby train stations include Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Long Hanborough. Call 08457 484950 for up to date train information or visit gwr.com or chilternrailways.co.uk.

Car

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. 

Coach

Regular services run from London Victoria Coach station to Gloucester Green in Oxford. Visit oxfordtube.com for prices and times. 

Multi stop – Oxford/Blenheim Palace/Bicester Village. To find multi stop/direct trips to Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village from Oxford, visit ventureoxford.com.

Taxi

Booking a taxi in advance can provide the cheapest, most convenient journey. Visit townhousewoodstock.co.ukminicabit.com or Woodstock Taxis to plan your trip.