Advice for customers making future travel plans
Network Rail has to make late changes to timetables to be introduced from 20 May.
If you wish to purchase Advance tickets and/or travel after that date, train times will be confirmed later than usual.
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The races return to Cheltenham for 4 days of hair-raising, nail-biting action.
If you are travelling by train on race days, please be aware that trains calling at Cheltenham Spa station are expected to be extremely busy from 08:00 - 12:00 and from 17:00 - 20:00.
Going to the races?
Save time and buy your shuttle bus ticket with your train ticket. Simply enter ‘Cheltenham Spa’ to ‘Chelt Races Bus’ in the journey search panel on our website, select the times for your outward and return shuttle bus journey and search for tickets.
Cheltenham Spa station car park closure
The Cheltenham Spa station car park will be closed from 23:59 on Friday 9 March to 23:59 on Sunday 18 March. This is to help with the crowd control measures in place at the station during the races, and to manage the shuttle bus service which runs directly from the station to the racecourse. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.
Nearest parking options:
Arle Court Park & Ride
Open in line with Bus Operating Times
NCP car park
The Brewery Quarter
Open 24 hours