Cheltenham Racecourse

Coach Travel to Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse

About Cheltenham

Cheltenham Festival is a 4-day race meeting from Tuesday to Friday with the main feature races being The Champion Hurdle on the Tuesday, The Ryanair Chase on the Thursday and The Gold Cup on the Friday.



  • Evesham Road, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH




Race Times

  • First race time is at 1:30 pm and the last race is at 5:30pm. The event happens in March.





  • Reviews from attendees at Cheltenham Festival have rated the Best Mate Enclosure the highest compared to the Tattersalls. The feedback showed that the Best Mate Enclosure is tremendous value with an excellent view of the racing and a range of betting and food facilities.




Coach & Minibus Travel

  • Coaches are free to park at the Racecourse on any race day event.
  • The coach enables you to sit down in comfort compared to a busy train where you could be standing.
  • Enables you to stay until the end of the racing without worrying about queues.
  • Drops you right outside the racecourse compared to a 25-minute journey on a busy shuttle bus from Cheltenham Spa





Dress Code

  • There is no specific dress code at Cheltenham Racecourse, but most attendees wear smart casual dress within the enclosures.




Train Stations

  • There are 2 close train stations to the racecourse, Cheltenham Racecourse and Cheltenham Spa. Cheltenham Spa travels back to Birmingham New Street with an overall journey time of 40 minutes. The overall journey back to London is 2 hours




Food and Drink

  • There are a range of food and beverage stalls within each enclosure. Prices start from £5 for alcoholic drinks at the Guinness Bar.
  • If you are with a group of friends, then only 4 alcoholic drinks can be purchased at one time.





  • Parking prices at Cheltenham Racecourse are expensive with prices starting from £12 in advance and £20 on the day.
  • Parking becomes very limited closer to the races at Cheltenham Racecourse due to the number of attendees.



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