Getting to Waterperry
New for 2023: The Weekend Shuttle Bus
Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to announce that Waterperry Opera Festival will be offering a Weekend Shuttle Bus service for audience members this summer! The service will run on our busy weekend dates during the Festival (12th, 13th, 19th & 20th of August) and is an affordable way to increase accessibility for those traveling by public transport. An adult return is £5 and under 16s return is just £2 per person. It is also a brilliant, more environmentally friendly method of getting to the Festival.
The Weekend Shuttle Bus will depart from Oxford Rail Station and will make stops en route before arriving at Waterperry. This includes stopping at Thornhill Park & Ride for those coming from London via the Oxford Tube. Please see the Weekend Shuttle Bus route below:
The Weekend Shuttle Bus will be available to board from 2:15pm at Oxford Rail Station (bus stop by the Ox) . The bus will leave the other locations at the advertised times below, so we advise passengers to arrive at least 5 minutes before the departure time. It will take roughly 50mins from Oxford Rail Station to arrival at Waterperry House.
Weekend Shuttle Bus Timetable
Please note: Tickets are non-refundable, and the bus will leave on time without waiting for delayed passengers, without exceptions.
Other Travel Information
Our Address: Waterperry House, Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1LA
By Car: Exit the M40 (Junction 8a North Bound/Junction 8 South Bound) and follow the brown signs for 'Waterperry Gardens'. There is sufficient parking on site at Waterperry for all our festival guests. We have volunteer stewards to guide you once you arrive on-site.
By Train: The nearest train station to Waterperry is Haddenham & Thame Parkway. There are regular trains from London Marylebone.
Attendees can book a taxi service from the station: Cabco Taxi Haddenham - 01844 299444
By coach: There are frequent Oxford Tube coaches from different parts of London to Oxford. The closest stopping off point for Waterperry is Thornhill Park and Ryde.
If you are coming on the 12th, 13th, 19th or 20th of August we suggest you get the train to Oxford, or Oxford Tube coach to Thornhill Park and Ryde, and catch our new Weekend Shuttle Bus service which is £5 for an adult return or £2 for U16s. You can book your place on the shuttle bus here.
By Taxi: We will have a taxi drop off and pick up point at the front entrance gate of Waterperry Gardens. Notify a volunteer steward when you arrive and they can direct you to where you need to go.
For Taxi services the pick-up point is the same as the drop off point at the front entrance gate of Waterperry Gardens.
By Public Transport from Oxford: From Oxford City Centre take the Arriva Bus 280 to Church Road, Wheatley. From there, please prebook a taxi to Waterperry Gardens (OX33 1LA).
During a day visit and if you are a confident walker, you could also the bus from Oxford City Centre (Arriva Bus 280) to Waterstock Turn, where you can take a 20 minute walk across the fields to Waterperry Garden.