Disability Information

Getting around Oxford – Accessibility and Disability Information

Oxford is the amongst the world’s most beautiful cities, and all visitors, regardless of age or ability, should be able to enjoy it and engage with its history, heritage and culture. If you have a specific query, or wish to clarify anything, this page will provide you with access information and disability information for disabled visitors to Oxford including details of disability organisations locally and nationally. 

Oxford Shopmobility

Oxpens Car Park, Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1SA.

A scheme funded by the City Council for borrowing a self propelled or battery operated wheelchair or scooter to travel in the City Centre. Booking is required but there is no charge, offering loan of wheelchairs and electric scooters to people who need them for shopping and sightseeing in the City centre. Please bring identification on your first visit.  Free parking (25 spaces) for users of the scheme. Telephone 01865 252489 for details.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9.30am to 5pm

Public Toilets (RADAR Key Entry Scheme)

All accessible toilets are accessed by RADAR key. RADAR keys can be bought or loaned from the Oxford Information Centre

  • Market Street – Daytime + overnight cubicle
  • Westgate Car Park – Daytime + overnight cubicle
  • Gloucester Green –Daytime + overnight cubicle
  • Speedwell Street –Daytime
  • Oxpens Coach Park – Daytime

RADAR Key Entry Scheme Keys are available from Oxford Information Centre, 15/16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 2DA. Telephone 01865 252200.


  • Park and Ride – Places available adjacent to bus stops. All Park & Ride buses have the wheelchair accessible ‘kneeling step’ with fold-down ramp.
  • Westgate Multi-Storey – Places available on level 4 adjacent to the shopping level
  • On-Street – Special bays are marked – there are 90 Disabled Parking Bays throughout the city

Disabled persons showing both parts of the Blue Badge may park for free in any of the on-street parking spaces, but standard charges will apply in the off-street car parks. Refer to the Blue Badge Scheme booklet for information on parking restrictions in loading bays.

Railway station accessibility

The Railway Station is fully accessible. Disabled persons visiting the station have accessible toilets and lifts. Buses and tour buses stop immediately outside the station, most of which are accessible, and a taxi rank is located immediately outside.

Passengers with disabilities should prearrange their journey to ensure that the necessary support is available to them. For deaf and hearing impaired travellers a National Rail Enquiries minicom service is based in Reading on 0845 6050600. www.nationalrail.com

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