Getting Here

Thame is located 14 miles east of Oxford and 10 miles south-west of Aylesbury (connected to both by the A418). It is well connected to Birmingham and London by the M40 motorway and has excellent road links to Chinnor (B4445), Princes Risborough (A4129) and Bicester (B4011). In this section you can find more information about the many convenient ways you can visit our town.

Public toilets are located at the Market House (next to the Citizen’s Advice building) and at the Cattle Market – both on North Street – and open daily between 8am and 7:30pm. Disabled toilets and baby-changing facilities are available at both of these locations. Access to all disabled toilets is via a RADAR key, which can purchased from the Information Centre.

By Car

Thame is easily accessible from the M40 at J6, J7 and J8a heading west and J8a and J6 heading east. The A418 links Thame to Oxford and Aylesbury.

Parking

There are a number of conveniently located short and long-stay car parks in Thame (see below). Disabled parking is available in all town centre car parks.

On-street parking is available along the roads through the Town Centre – managed by the Oxfordshire County Council, check local signage.

Two hours free parking (customers only) is also available at Sainsbury’s (access via Southern Road) and Waitrose (access via Greyhound Lane) – both privately managed.

Cattle Market Car Park

  • North Street, Thame, OX9 3FP
  • Pay & Display – managed by South Oxfordshire District Council (01235 470118)
  • Up to 1 Hour – Free
  • Up to 2 hours – £1.60
  • Up to 5 hours – £2.60
  • Up to 8 hours – £3.00
  • Limit – Maximum stay 23 hours. No return within 1 hour
  • Charges apply 8am to 6pm – Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm – Sunday 
  • Disabled parking – If you display your Blue Badge, parking is free with no time limits.

High Street Car Park

  • High Street, Thame, OX9 2BZ
  • Price – FREE
  • Limit – 1 Hour, No return within 1 hour to the same or different bay
  • No ticket required – managed by Oxfordshire County Council
  • Disabled parking – If you display your Blue Badge, parking is free with no time limits. There are disabled parking bays but as long as you display your Blue Badge you can park in any bay.

Southern Road Car Park (behind the Co-Op)

  • Dorchester Place, Thame, OX9 2DL
  • 1 Hour – Free (with ticket)
  • 2 Hours -£1.60
  • 3 Hours – £2.20
  • Limit – Maximum stay 3 Hours. No return within 1 hour
  • Charges apply 8am to 6pm – Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 5pm – Sunday 
  • Pay & Display – managed by South Oxfordshire District Council (01235 470118)
  • Disabled parking – If you display your Blue Badge, parking is free with no time limits.

Upper High Street Car Park

  • Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 3EX
  • Price – FREE
  • Limit – 3 Hours (1 Hour on Tuesday), No return within 1 hour to the same or different bay
  • No ticket required – managed by Oxfordshire County Council
  • Disabled parking – If you display your Blue Badge, parking is free with no time limits. There are disabled parking bays but as long as you display your Blue Badge you can park in any bay.

By Bus

Follow the links below to access the online timetables. Regular buses connect Thame to:

Aylesbury280 / X8 (Arriva) – Timetable / X20 (Redline) – Timetable [PDF]

Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station280 / X8 (Arriva) – Timetable

High Wycombe & Chinnor40 (Carousel) – Timetable

Oxford280 / X8 (Arriva) – Timetable / X20 (Redline) – Timetable [PDF]

Thame (Towersey Drive / Cromwell Avenue / Warren Mead) – 121 (Redline) – Timetable [PDF]

Bus services from Thame also serve: Brill, Chearsley, Cuddington, Long Crendon, Oakley, Princes Risborough and Worminghall. Check Buckinghamshire Council’s website for the 110, 111, 112, 113 and 120 bus timetables which serve these villages.

By Train

Haddenham and Thame Parkway is only 2 miles from Thame and is on the Chiltern Railways Line. The station is on a direct line to London Marylebone, a journey that takes under an hour, as well as to Oxford and Birmingham. Sapphire 280 (Arriva) Bus provides a regular link from the station to Thame town centre.

Chiltern Railways

National Rail Enquires & Tickets

Trainline – Train & Coach Tickets

By Taxi

A number of reputable taxi services operate from the town centre. The taxi rank is located on the High Street outside of Boots the Chemist.

Britannia Cars – 01844 279100

KML Cars – 01844 217373

Nav Taxis – 07935 140639

Supreme Taxis01844 275000

Thame Taxis – 01844 216161

By Bike

If you are visiting Thame by bike then take a look at the map below (click to enlarge) to find out where you can park you bike in the Town Centre. We have 7 sets of bike racks located in the Town Centre.

Map showing the cycle rack locations in Thame town centre