Oxford University Sport’s main complex is located off Iffley Road, South East of Oxford city centre at the following address: -
Iffley Road Sports Centre
(OX4 1SR for driving to Jackdaw Lane entrance)
Walking and Cycling
This is our preferred method for students and locals community members. Access to the sports centre is via the pedestrian entrance from the Iffley Road (almost opposite Marston Street) Pederstrians have priority on this route but considerate cyclists are permitted. Cycle racks are located adjacent to the athletics track (accessed via the pool footpath) and the area of the carpark nearest reception. Please make sure you lock your bike securely (D-Lock is recommended), only to cycle racks and not site handrails and barriers. An alternative walking route is available down Jackdaw Lane, which is off the Iffley Road.
The nearest train station is Oxford. Iffley Road Sports Centre is a 30 minute walk from the train station or utilise the bus directions below.
Buses run regularly along Iffley Road (No. 3), and nearby Cowley Road (1, 5, 10, 12) and to St. Clement’s (X13, 4A, Oxford Tube, X90) which are all within walking distance. The most convenient bus is the Stagecoach 3 or N3 bus which runs between the city centre and Iffley Road. Get off at the James Street stop on Iffley Road and walk down to us. Visitors travelling from London may like to use the Oxford Tube or catch the bus from the train station. From the train station, catch either the 4A, 4B or 4C bus from the Frideswide Square stop to travel in the direction of Rose Hill. Disembark at the James Street stop on Iffley Road or Cowley Road.
Park and Ride
From the North - park at Redbridge Park and Ride. Take the bus towards the city centre or walk straight to the sports complex (15 mins).
From the South or London - use Thornhill Park and Ride, take the bus to St. Clements and walk to the sports complex (10 mins).
The closest SatNav postcode for the car park is OX4 1SR or you can use the interactive map above to plan your route. The entrance for cars is located through Jackdaw Lane off the Iffley Road. Keep an eye out for the ‘single lane’ right turn into Iffley Road Sports Centre (the second right hand turn – after Bannister close).
Due to very limited space, parking is for permit-holders only. Permits are provided for members of the sports centre, which can be applied-for at reception. Temporary and limited 3-hour permits may be approved for site bookings. Vehicles must not be left in the carpark overnight. Fines will be issued for invalid parking. This limited carparking can accomodate approximately 40 vehicles. 2 additional spaces are reserved for disabled blue badge holders.
There is no access for coaches and minibuses, nor space for turning around/dropping-off on Jackdaw Lane. Coach and minibus drivers must drop-off on Iffley Road and park at the dedicated council coach parking provision at:
- Oxpens Car and Coach Park (beside Oxford Ice Rink - OX1 1RQ)
- Redbridge Park and Ride (OX1 4XG)
The car park is locked outside of opening hours and vehicles are non-retrievable during closed periods.