• Car-free Countryfile Live 1st - 4th August 2019!

    Buses run by Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach (500, S3, or 7) will drop you off and pick you up from a stop just outside of Blenheim Palace grounds, close to the main show gate. Your return ticket will be valid on any of the services.

Car-free Countryfile Live 1st - 4th August 2019

Wishing to experience the best of the British countryside? Why not visit the BBC Countryfile Live at the picturesque Blenheim Palace this summer!

There are plenty of fun and educational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

How to get there

We've teamed up with other local public transport companies so that it's easier than ever to get to Countryfile Live on public transport - taking the stress out of your journey and helping reduce traffic.

Your bus journey

There will be regular bus services operating between Oxford's main train and bus stations to Woodstock.

  • Your park&ride500 service operates up to every 30 minutes from Oxford Rail Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and Oxford Parkway Park&Ride to the gates of Blenheim Palace.
  • Stagecoach’s S3 and 7 buses also operate between Oxford and Blenheim Palace.

During Countryfile Live, the above services will also serve the Bladon Chains Caravan Park in addition to the usual stop outside the Blenheim Palace’s main gates on Oxford Road. This stop is located only a 5 minutes’ walk from the entrance to Blenheim Palace from Grove Road.

Please see the special park&ride500 timetable below for details.

Special park&ride500 timetable

Special park&ride500 timetable - Valid 1st - 4th August 2019 only (PDF, 824KB)

Bus-only tickets

If you're coming by bus, your return bus ticket to Blenheim Palace will be accepted by either the Oxford Bus Company or Stagecoach for the return journey. Park&ride500, S3 and 7 services will drop you off and pick you up from a stop just outside of Blenheim Palace grounds, close to the main show gates. The prices for bus-only tickets are as follows:

Oxford Rail Station or City Centre to Blenheim Palace:

  • Adult return £5
  • Family return (up to two adults and three children) £12

Oxford Parkway to Blenheim Palace:

  • Adult return £4.50
  • Family return (up to two adults and three children) £10

You can purchase your tickets from the driver using cash or contactless. 

We also have a range of other park&ride fare options available. Please visit our park&ride500 fares page for details.

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Visiting Blenheim Palace on a different day? Take advantage of our great combined bus + palace entry tickets to Blenheim Palace.