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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 from Cambridge, Royston, Bury St Edmunds and Ely (via Soham) - please check prices and when these coach services are available below. Pre-bookings for Outrider Services go off sale 48 hours before the race meeting. If space is available you may be able to use the service on the day, if so places would be issued on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to pre-book your tickets when purchasing admission tickets. In addition, there is also a free shuttle bus service from Newmarket train station or high street, this service does not need to be pre-booked.

 

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 the middle of White car park, outside Premier Entrance 1 at the July Course and outside the Grandstand and Paddock Entrance on The Rowley Mile. Both areas will be clearly signed.

 

Please note: During Newmarket Nights meetings, the return journeys start after the last race and run until the site is clear and coaches are stood down by the racecourse.

 

Shuttle Bus Price: FREE, this service does not need to be pre-booked.

 

Outrider Coach Service Availability / How To Book

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:

 

  • Daytime race meetings: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • 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. 
  • Thursday 16th May: 4:45pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • July Festival: 12:00pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Newmarket Nights: 4:45pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Dubai Future Champions Festival: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Final Meeting: 11:00am from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race


The departure point is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the White car park outside Premier Entrance 1. 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 Royston Train Station

A single coach service is operated by the Racecourse from Royston Train Station to the Racecourse on the dates shown below. All dates and times are subject to change so please check on the day before you visit:

 

  • Newmarket Nights: 4:30pm from Royston Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:15pm from Royston Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert


The Outrider bus stop is behind platform 2 at Royston train station and will be the pick-up and drop off point. The departure point at the racecourse is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the White car park outside Premier Entrance 1. 

 

Royston bus price: Pre-order - £10 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. All dates and 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
  • July Festival: 12:00pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Newmarket Nights: 4:45pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Saturday 29th October: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Return journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Dubai Future Champions 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. The departure point at the Racecourses is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the White car park outside of Premier Entrance 1. 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 (via 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. All dates 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
  • July Festival: 12:00pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Newmarket Nights: 4:45pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:30pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert

 

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

TRAIN SERVICES 


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.

 

See Abellio Greater Anglia website for train times to Newmarket.

Taxi Services to Newmarket Racecourses

 

The Taxi rank is located outside the Premier Entrance on both Racecourses.

 

We recommend you pre-book your taxi in advance to avoid the taxi rank queue at the end of your day. 

 

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!

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