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Follow the below guide for car parking

at Cheltenham racecourse


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 01242 513 014 or email


Car parking is FREE at all racedays, excluding The November Meeting Friday and Saturday and The Cheltenham Festival. 


Festival Trials Day Parking

Please ensure you follow the correct signs to match the colour of your car parking label. If you don't have a label, please follow the green car parking signs. 

Buy Car Parking for The Festival


Car parking at The Festival™ presented by Magners in March 2020 is £15 in advance, and £25 on the day. 

Traffic to the site can build up at peak times, and therefore we would advise you to arrive early. Traffic exiting the course can also build up, so please do be aware of this when making travel arrangements. When leaving the car park you will be required to exit via a specified route. To minimise exit delays within the racecourse certain gates will be restricted to allow only left or right turns. 


The parking scheme is colour coded to your parking zone will match our label (if you have not purchased a label in advance, please follow the Public or Green signs.)


Occasionally the route you are directed to will not be the shortest route, in terms of distance. Please follow the yellow, temporary signs put in place for the race meeting, ignoring both sat nav directions and brown signs once you pick up the yellow directional signs. These routes will allow you to approach the racecourse, enter and park in the correct zone in the fastest time possible.


Please help us to help you have the smoothest and quickest access into the course by following the correct signs and not routes you have previously used. 


View details of the location of different car parks - your car parking label will match to a number on the map linked. 


For those of you that have received your colour coded car parking pass:

  • Disabled Council Badge Holders – Disabled Parking Symbol
  • Annual Members, RCA Trainers car park stickers, RCA Owners car park stickers, RCA Press car park stickers,
  • ROA members, RCA members and those with four-day members disabled parking – Red
  • Horseboxes and Minibuses, please follow the Red route
  • PJA members, Owners and Trainers hanging labels – Blue
  • N Bays which have been sold by Cheltenham, please follow the Blue route
  • Reserved Annual Members and bays sold in Hall of Fame Car park – Yellow 
  • The Cheltenham Club members, please follow the Yellow route 


Hospitality guests should follow the colour of the car parking pass provided


If you do not have a car parking pass, then please see below:

  • Bookmakers please follow Yellow 
  • Hackney Taxis please follow the Grey (click here for more information)
  • Public Parking, Private hire, and all Raceday staff please follow the Green signs
  • Contractors and Exhibitors accreditation please follow the Green signs
  • All coaches please follow Red signs


Parking at The Festival is £15 in advance and £25 on the day. Buy Now

All other race meetings parking is free of charge. 

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