Common People Oxford 2018

Transport to Common People

Common People will take place on South Park in Oxford City Centre.


There will be one main entrance into Common People which can be accessed from park entrances on Warneford Lane and Morrell Avenue. Please do not attempt to enter by any other route as you will be asked to continue or turn back towards one of these entrances.


Important note: There is no car parking available at the festival so please use public transport or the designated park and ride outside the city if you are not walking or cycling to the event.

Park & Ride Information

The Park & Ride is in five locations;

- Pear Tree – Located to the north of the city, this site can be accessed from the A40 (from Witney and Cheltenham), A4260 (from Kidlington), A34 (from Banbury, Bicester and Northampton) and the M40. OX2 8JD

- Redbridge – Located off the A34 from Abingdon, Didcot and Newbury. This site is located to the south of the city. OX1 4XG

- Thornhill – Located off the A40 from Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, London and the M40 to the east of the city, just before the ring road. OX3 8DP

- Seacourt – Located off the A420 from Swindon and Bath, to the west of the city on the Botley Road. OX2 0HP

- Water Eaton / Oxford Parkway – Located at Oxford Parkway Station (where Chiltern Railways’ trains terminate) to the north of the city and can be accessed from the A40 (from Witney and Cheltenham), A4260 (from Kidlington), A34 (from Banbury, Bicester and Northampton) and the M40. OX2 8HA

Please note payment for parking in all of the Park & Ride locations is still required.

If you’re planning to use the Park & Ride, please ensure you have a designated driver.

Drink Driving
- the consequences of a drink drive conviction can ruin your life: a criminal record; a heavy fine; loss of your licence/freedom; potential job loss
- one pint may lose you your car for a whole year
- the only safe option is not to drink alcohol if you are planning to drive
- you don’t have to feel drunk to be a drink driver
- THINK! Don’t drink and drive

Trains & Buses

The nearest train station to Common People is Oxford Station, managed by Great Western Railway.

There will be a regular Shuttle Bus service (route 450) running from Oxford Train Station and the High Street to and from the event. Tickets can be purchased on the bus priced £5 per adult (return) or £3 per child (return). A Family Ticket is also available priced £12 (for 2 adults and up to 3 kids). Prices if boarding on Oxford High Street are £2.80 per adult (return), £1.80 per child (return) and £7 per family.

The Shuttle Bus service will run continuously from 9.45am to midnight, with frequent intervals at peak times from 11am to 3pm, and 9pm to midnight.

Regular bus/coach services will be available to and from the areas surrounding the City of Oxford. Please check Oxford Bus’s guide to travel to Common People for routes, timetables and tickets, plus information on their London services.

Also check Stagecoach’s guide to bus travel to the festival and for people coming from London and the surrounding Oxfordshire area.

Pick Up and Drop Off (Taxi / Family & Friends)

There will be a designated taxi area at Warneford Lane each night, after the show has finished. This will STRICTLY be for Hackney Carriage Taxis only and not collections by pre-booked private hire taxis.

Any drop-offs or pick-ups by pre-booked private hire taxi’s / family or friends should be arranged at locations away from the immediate vicinity of South Park.

For those coming from further afield

There is strictly no camping at Common People, or on South Park so please book your accommodation in advance if you plan to enjoy the whole weekend with us, or even just a night. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

First Great Western trains have regular services to the City of Oxford so please check your transport options from your location.

Coach services are available to the City of Oxford from different companies including National Express.