The Jockey Club Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire is home of The Cheltenham Festival and Jump racing.
Traffic to the racecourse can build up at peak times, and therefore we would advise you to arrive early to avoid the traffic. In addition, especially at the major meetings the traffic exiting the course can also build up, so please do be aware of this when making travel arrangements.
The parking scheme is colour coded so that your parking zone will match your label and preferred route.
Please study the route maps provided showing the preferred routes to your final parking destination and then follow the yellow, temporary signs put in place for the racing, ignoring both sat nav directions and brown signs once you pick up the yellow directional signs
Colour codes are as below
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 – Red
PJA members, Owners and Trainers hanging labels – Blue
N Bays which have been sold by Cheltenham – Blue
Reserved Annual Members and bays sold in Hall of Fame Car park – Yellow
The Cheltenham Club members – Yellow
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 – Yellow
Hackney Taxis – Grey (click here for more information)
Private hire – Raceday staff – Green
Contractors and Exhibitors accreditation – Raceday staff – Green
Coaches – Red
Occasionally, the route you are directed to will not be the shortest route in terms of distance. However, it 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 that you have previously used
Parking is free at all of our meetings except Friday and Saturday of The November Meeting and all four days of The Festival™. On these days limos are charged the same prices as cars and coaches are free of charge.
If you’re dropping off and picking up, please follow the below directions:
If you’re attending The November Meeting and The Festival, please follow the signs that will route you to Green, which will allow you to be dropped off in West Car Park. It is then a five-minute walk to the entrances.
For all other racedays at Cheltenham, please view the drop off and pick up map.
It would be appreciated if you could respect our neighbours and use the areas provided, not local roads and driveways.