Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and is only a twenty-minute journey from the city of Oxford.
The Palace is within easy reach of central London and Birmingham. Both cities are around one and a half hours away by car. Free car parking is available on-site, however, we do encourage the use of sustainable public transport as much as possible.
For an easier way to visit, buy your tickets online today. We always recommend to pre-book your tickets, to make things easier for you including faster entry, one quick scan and you will be through the gates. You will also receive our latest information on what’s happening and how to make the most of your day. The great thing is you can even book online the day of your visit.
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 we will be running free and frequent buses. If you are a blue badge holder please enter the Palace gates as usual. We hope you understand, this allows us to continue to protect our Parkland and stops anyone getting stuck in the mud.
Stagecoach Bus S3 and Bus 7 run from Oxford City Centre to Woodstock, four times an hour, 7 days a week. Bus S3 leaves from Oxford train station. Bus S3 and Bus 7 both pick up on Magdalen Street. Buses stop outside the main entrance, from where it’s a 10-minute stroll through the park to Blenheim Palace.
Stagecoach Bus 233 runs from Burford via Carterton, Witney and Hanborough Station to Blenheim, every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays.
Stagecoach Bus S3 also runs hourly from Chipping Norton to Blenheim.
There is no direct bus service from Bicester to Woodstock.
We offer 30% off Palace, Park & Garden tickets for visitors arriving by bus – on our website use the code GREEN30 at checkout.
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.
If you live close enough and are able to, please consider visiting by bike. This will help us maintain social distancing in our car parks. Cycling is a great way to boost your own health and immunity and to help protect our environment too.
We are offering 30% off Palace, Park & Garden tickets for visitors arriving by bus on our website, use the code GREEN30 at our online checkout.
Plan your cycle journey with CycleStreets.net.
There are frequent train services to the nearby train stations of Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Hanborough.
Travel from London Marylebone by Chiltern Trains to Oxford Parkway (then connect to Blenheim by Bus 7). This is the quickest route from London to Blenheim.
Travel from London Paddington or Reading by GWR to Oxford (then connect to Blenheim by Bus S3).
Travel by GWR from London Paddington, Reading, or Worcester to Hanborough (then connect to Blenheim by Bus 233).
There are rail connections available from many other cities, by changing at Reading, Didcot Parkway or Birmingham New Street.
We offer 30% off Palace, Park & Garden tickets for visitors arriving by train – on our website use the code GREEN30 at checkout.
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.
Free car parking is available to all visitors (some exceptions may apply for certain events), with disabled parking for blue badge and accessible parking at the front of the main car park with a shuttle buggy to the Palace.
Further parking is available at the Walled Garden. Our car parks are operating one-way routes.
Our Blenheim Shuttle bus is free on weekends if you travel by train, and runs to and from Blenheim Palace and Hanborough Station.
To view the weekend timetables, click here.
Planning a visit to Blenheim Palace and want to rent a conveniently-located, affordable car to get you here? Not a problem - we’ve partnered with Hiyacar, the UK’s longest trading peer-to-peer car sharing platform, which connects drivers with cars, when and where they want them.
Hiyacar have kindly offered Blenheim visitors £15 off the rental fee of their first hire, with code: HIYABLENHEIM15.
Sign-up for free at www.hiyacar.co.uk and use the above code at checkout.
Hiyacar is the UK’s longest trading peer-to-peer car sharing platform, connecting drivers with a car when and where they want one. Hiyacar offers hassle-free, deposit-free affordable local car hire. With a free and simple sign-up process, you can get verified and drive off the same day.