Travel Information

How to find Cheltenham Raceourse:

By Car

Please follow the recommended routes signed by the AA. There are extensive car parks which are free to use, except at The Festival and on the Saturday of The Open in November. If you are travelling by car, you'll find AA signage directing you to the nearest available car park on all race days.

By Air

Ryanair is the official airline partner and offers flights to and from three local airports for The Festival. For details visit

Helicopters at The Festival - For Chartering Helicopter Flights, call Helipad on 01452 821 307. To arrange to land your own helicopter, call 01427 718 800. For more information, visit or email

By Train

A bus link runs from Cheltenham Spa Station from 2 hours before racing, returning after racing, for The Festival and The Open. For other meetings, station taxis will deliver passengers direct to the racecourse and collect after racing.

CrossCountry run regular trains to and from Cheltenham Spa to the South West, Wales, Manchester, the Midlands and the North East. With the bus link taking customers directly from the station to the racecourse, it has never been easier to travel to the races by train. You can even print your train tickets at home for added convenience. Plan your journey now at CrossCountry Trains. Early booking is advisable.

By Bus

Stagecoach service D runs every 10 minutes during the day and between 10 minutes and every hour on Monday to Saturday evenings. The service runs hourly on Sundays.Service 527 also provides a regular service from Cheltenham Centre to Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington via the Racecourse Roundabout. For local Stagecoach information please call 0870 6082608.


There are many accommodation options available to those visiting Cheltenham racecourse. Booking well in advance of race days is highly reccommended, why not begin your accommodation search at or

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