Arrive in style
To The Cheltenham Festival
Arrive at Cheltenham Racecourse in style via helicopter or private plane.
Cheltenham Racecourse welcomes arrivals on racedays by helicopter, and operates the busiest temporary airfield in the UK, receiving 400 flights over The Festival week alone.
The heliport is a temporary, licensed, surface-level heliport located just outside the northeast corner of Cheltenham Racecourse.
Racegoers can arrive in style directly into our helifield and can catch our shuttle service down to the Racecourse main site. Raceday tickets will need to be shown before alighting.
All visiting aircraft must pre-book landings with our partners, find out more here. They will provide full pilot briefings on confirmation of booking.
On racedays, Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Service Category H2 is provided at Cheltenham Heliport, as are two fuelling spots.