Getting Here

Thame is located 14 miles east of Oxford, 10 miles south-west of Aylesbury and 47 miles from London. 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.

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.

 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

High Street Car Park

  • High Street, Thame, OX9 2BZ
  • Price – FREE
  • Limit – 1 Hour, No return within 1 hour

Cattle Market Car Park

  • North Street, Thame, OX9 3FD
  • 1 Hour – Free
  • 2 Hours -£ 1.00
  • 5 Hours – £ 2.00
  • 8 Hours – £ 2.40
  • Limit – No return within 1 hour

Southern Road Car Park

  • Dorchester Place, Thame, OX9 2EE
  • 1 Hour – Free
  • 2 Hours -£ 1.00
  • 3 Hours – £ 1.60
  • Limit – Max stay 3 Hours. No return within 1 hour

Pay a Parking Fine

If you have received a Excess Charge Notice (ECN) whilst parking in either the Upper High Street or High Street car parks, you can pay the fine in a number of ways:

Pay by Card

Please call us on 01844 212833 with your debit / credit card and ECN ticket details or vehicle registration ready. Please note: this option is only available during Town Hall opening hours.

Pay it in Person

You can settle your ECN in person at the Town Hall Information Centre. Payment can be made via card, cash, cheque or postal order.

Pay by Post

You can send payment to the Town Hall, High Street, Thame, OX9 3DP. Please ensure you include details of your ECN ticket number. Please make cheques payable to Thame Town Council.

Pay by Bank Transfer

Please call us on 01844 212833 to obtain our BACS details and for directions on how you can pay via bank transfer. Please note: this option is only available during Town Hall opening hours.

 

By bus

Local Bus Timetables are available in the Information Centre in Thame Town Hall. For information on bus services in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire visit the links below:

Oxfordshire Travel Information
Buckinghamshire Travel InformationTraveline – Impartial Public Transport Information

Arriva the Shires
www.arrivabus.co.uk
0870 608 2 608

National Express Coaches
www.nationalexpress.com
08705 808080

Oxford – London Tube
www.oxfordtube.com
01865 772250

Park and Ride (Oxford)
www.parkandride.net
01865 785400

By train

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

Chiltern Railways:
www.chilternrailways.co.uk

National Rail Enquires:
www.nationalrail.co.uk

By taxi

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

Thame Taxis 01844 216161 – www.thametaxis.co.uk

Britannia Cars  01844 279100 – www.britanniacarsuk.co.uk

KML Cars 01844 217373 – www.kmlcars.co.uk

Supreme Taxis 01844 275000 – www.supremetaxis.co.uk

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.