For GPS users the Cheltenham Racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH.
You can buy train tickets online in advance or up to three hours before you travel at www.thetrainline.com and also find out more about the extra dedicated Cheltenham Festival train services running to Cheltenham Spa from Birmingham New Street, Bristol and Derby. From Cheltenham Spa train station you can catch a taxi, the racecourse bus and a great option is to walk (or cycle) along the Honeybourne Line which takes around 40 minutes.
Buses from town
You can catch a special racecourse bus from outside WH Smith on Cheltenham High Street during The Open and The Festival. In addition, Stagecoach service D runs every 10 minutes during the day and between 10 minutes and every hour on Monday to Saturday evenings. The service runs hourly on Sundays. Service 527 also provides a regular service from Cheltenham Centre to Bishops Cleeve and Gotherington via the Racecourse roundabout. For local Stagecoach information please call 0870 6082608. A number of pubs provide mini-bus shuttle services up the racecourse.
Visit www.carsharegloucestershire.com or call 08700 111199 for information about sharing a car.
You can travel to the Racecourse by steam train from Toddington. For more information, please contact Classic Hospitality on 08456 528 888 or visit www.classichospitality.co.uk.
Ryanair offers flights to and from three local airports for The Cheltenham Festival. For details visit www.ryanair.com. For helicopter flights call RDK Emprise on 01453 821307 . To arrange to land your own helicopter, call Helicopter & Aviation Services on 01427 718 800 or visit www.helipad.co.uk. Accommodation at Middletown Farm (see Eat Drink and Sleep) can also include helicopter flights if required.