Where to Park and how to get to the QIPCO Guineas Festival
We have plenty of parking available at the Rowley Mile. Please also take a look at our public transport options to ensure you can have the best day possible at the QIPCO Guineas Festival.
Where to park
The A11 and A14 provide easy access to the QIPCO Guineas Festival from East Anglia and the M11 and A1 / M1 respectively.
Sat Nav postcode: CB8 0TF
PREMIER CAR PARK
The Premier Car Park is located nearest to the Premier Enclosure Entrance. This car park costs £5 per car and can be booked in advance by calling the Newmarket Box Office on 0344 579 3010. Parking must be purchased a minimum of 7 days in advance of your visit. Racegoers may be able to pay on the day subject to availability.
The Rowley Mile offers ample free car parking.
We have dedicated blue badge parking in both the Premier and Public car parks. If you require assistance from your car our car parking attendants will be able to radio the golf buggy which will take you to your point of entry, this service can not accommodate wheelchairs.
For the QIPCO Guineas Festival coach drivers with 16 or more passengers will be eligible for free entry to the Garden Enclosure and will receive a voucher for a soft drink. The driver must complete Newmarket Racecourses Coach Driver Security Form which will be given out when the driver enters the coach parking area. This completed form must be presented together with the work docket at the entrance to the Garden Enclosure. No free entry will be granted unless the two documents are shown. To avoid queues, the form must be completed before coming to claim the free entry. One driver per vehicle ONLY.
Make your day hassle free and leave your keys with us and we’ll park your car for you. Located at the Premier Entrance it gives you quick and easy access to the main entrances at the racecourse. For just £20.00 you can make sure you are in on time to get close to all the action at the Racecourse.
If you would like to book please call 01638 675 500 option 4. Places are limited so don’t miss out.
ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINTS
There are four electric charging points situated in the Annual Badge Car Park located to the left of the Premier Enclosure at the Rowley Mile. This service is available free of charge during racedays at the Rowley Mile.
A taxi rank is located outside the Premier Entrance, at the front of the Annual Badge Holders car park.
PRIVATE HIRE CARS PICK UP/DROP OFF AREA
This is located outside the Premier Entrance, at the front of the Annual Badge Holders car park on the right hand side as you exit the Premier Entrance.
NEWMARKET RACECOURSES outrider BUS SERVICE
Please note we offer an Outrider Service from Cambridge for all our 39 race days.
We also offer Outrider Services from Royston, Bury St Edmunds and Ely (via Soham) on specific dates as detailed below. Book your Outrider service at the time of purchasing your admission tickets.
from Cambridge train station
This service is available for all racedays. A single coach service is operated by the racecourse from Cambridge train station. The bus will pick up and return at the following times:
- QIPCO Guineas Festival: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race. NEW FOR 2019; we now have an Après Bus which will leave 90 minutes after the last race.
On the Rowley Mile, the departure point is from the Annual Badge Holders car park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.
Cambridge bus price: Pre-order - £10.00 return, £6.00 one way
from Bury ST Edmunds
A single Outrider bus service is operated by the racecourse from Bury St Edmunds bus station to the racecourse on the following dates shown below. Times are subject to change so please check on the day before you visit:
- QIPCO Guineas Festival: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
The bus stop is at bay 9 at Bury St Edmunds Bus Station and will be the pick-up and drop off point. On the Rowley Mile, the departure point is from the Annual Badge car park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.
Bury St Edmunds bus price: Pre-order - £10.00 return, £6.00 one way.
from Ely (SOham & Fordham)
A single Outrider bus service is operated by the racecourse from Ely, also picking up at Soham and Fordham, to the racecourse on the following dates shown below. It will be picking up at Market Street, Ely, outside the Herewood pub, stopping outside the Red Lion pub in Soham and then Murfits Lane in Fordham. Times are subject to change so please check on the day before you visit:
- QIPCO Guineas Festival: 12:30pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
Ely (via Soham & Fordham) bus prices:
Ely - Pre-order - £10.00 Return, £6.00 One Way
Soham - Pre-order - £8.00 Return, £5.00 One Way
Fordham - Pre-order - £6.00 Return, £4.00 One Way
NEWMARKET Shuttle Bus
A complimentary shuttle bus service on race days runs between Newmarket town centre and the Racecourse. Starting approximately 2 hours before the first race and stops at the first race. The service picks up outside Hughes electrical store on the high street and at the train station. The return journeys from the Racecourse commence around 45 minutes before the last race and continue for up to 2 hours. The bus will drop off at the train station and at the bus stop on The Avenue (just off the high street).
At the Racecourse, the shuttle bus service will drop off and collect from outside the Grandstand and Paddock Entrance.
Shuttle Bus Price: FREE, this service does not need to be pre-booked.