HOW TO GET TO NEWMARKET RACECOURSES
There are various coach services available so that you arrive and return from Newmarket Racecourses hassle-free. Outrider Coach Services are available on certain racedays from Cambridge, Royston, Bury St Edmunds and Ely (via Soham & Fordham). Please be aware that the Outrider Service we provide may mean that you will not be at the racecourse in time for the first race.
NEWMARKET SHUTTLE BUS
A complimentary shuttle bus service on race days runs between Newmarket town centre (outside Unico Restaurant), Newmarket Train Station and the Racecourse (Rowley Mile and/or July Course). The journey commences 2 hours before the first race and stops at the first race. 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) near Rose & Mango Restaurant.
At the Racecourse, the shuttle bus service will drop off and collect outside the Grandstand and Paddock Entrance at The Rowley Mile and from the middle of the White car park, outside Premier Entrance 1 at the July Course.
Please note: Our free shuttle bus service does get extremely busy on our festival meetings and Newmarket Nights,
Shuttle Bus Price: COMPLIMENTARY, this service does not need to be pre-booked.
OUTRIDER COACH SERVICE AVAILABILITY / HOW TO BOOK
Please note these are no longer available for the remainder of our 2023 season.
Pre-bookings for the Outrider Buses is highly recommended as they do sell out quickly. Pre-bookings go off sale 48 hours before the race meeting and are subject to availability.
To book please either call 0344 579 3010 or book online.
FROM CAMBRIDGE TRAIN STATION
This service is available on the days below and picks up at Cambridge Train station and then returns to Cambridge Train Station.
Cambridge Outrider Price: Pre-order - £12.00 return
*If the event is a festival the Outrider returns to Cambridge half an hour after the last race. For a Newmarket Night it returns to Cambridge 30 minutes after the concert finishes.
FROM ROYSTON TRAIN STATION
This service is available on the days below and picks up at Royston Train station and then returns to Royston Train Station.
*If the event is a festival event the bus returns to Royston half an hour after the last race. For a Newmarket Night it returns to Royston 30 minutes after the concert finishes.
The bus stop is behind platform 2 at Royston train station and will be the pick-up and drop off point.
Royston bus price: Pre-order - £12 return
FROM BURY ST EDMUNDS – BUS STATION
This service is available on the days below and picks up at Bury Bus Station and then returns to Bury Bus Station.
The bus stop is at bay 9 at Bury St Edmunds Bus Station and will be the pick-up and drop off point.
Bury St Edmunds Outrider Price: Pre-order - £12.00
* If the event is a festival the Outrider returns to Bury St Edmunds half an hour after the last race. For a Newmarket Night it returns to Bury St Edmunds 30 minutes after the concert finishes.
FROM ELY (VIA SOHAM & FORDHAM)
This service is available on the days below and picks up at Ely Hereward Pub and then returns to Ely.
This bus also picks up at Soham and Fordham. It starts on Market Street in Ely, outside the Herewood pub and then stops outside the Red Lion pub in Soham and then Murfits Lane in Fordham
Ely (via Soham & Fordham) Outrider Price:
* If the event is a festival event the bus returns to Ely (Soham & Fordham) half an hour after the last race. For a Newmarket Night it returns to Ely (Soham & Fordham) 30 minutes after the concert finishes.
Newmarket Railway Station is just a few miles away from Newmarket Racecourses however it is advised that you use our free shuttle bus service, which picks up from outside the train station and the high street.
Cambridge Railway Station is located 14 miles away with connections to London. We advise you use our Outrider bus service to get to the racecourse. This service also operates from Royston Train Station, Bury St Edmunds and Ely.
See Abellio Greater Anglia website for train times to Newmarket.
Taxi Services to Newmarket Racecourses
We recommend you pre-book your taxi in advance to avoid the taxi rank queue at the end of your day.
Newtax: 01638 561561
United Cabs: 01638 500500
Newmarket Suffolk Taxis: 01638 606060
NEWMARKET NIGHTS/SUMMER SATURDAY LIVE
At the end of the concert, no pickups are permitted outside the main gates, from the roundabout, or attempt to access the racecourse via Gate 4 off the Cambridge Road. The meeting point for all pickups, including Private Hire, is located via gate 2 in the White car park outside Premier Entrance 1. We recommend that you ask your taxi driver to park up and meet you outside Premier Entrance 1 in person. This saves a lot of time struggling to find each other! Please allow up to two hours to exit during our festivals and newmarket nights.
EV Charging Points
We have EV charging points at the Rowley Mile which are available on a first come, first served basis. These charging points are located in the Premier Car Park. In order to use the charging points you will require a BP Pulse account. If you do use the charging points please consider other EV drivers and free up the charging points and spaces once you have sufficient charge for your home journey.