Getting to Badminton
Badminton is situated about 85 miles west of London and some 15 miles from Bristol and Bath. Full directions for travelling by car will be sent with vehicle passes if tickets have been purchased in advance. For visitors who will be purchasing tickets at the gate please follow appropriate AA Signage from Stroud, Cirencester, Chippenham or the M4 in either direction.
We advise you not to use a SatNav system as they take no account of our traffic management scheme.
All routes to Badminton will be signed by the A.A. If passengers are being ‘dropped off’ and the driver wishes to leave and return later, please see notes under Taxis below.
London Heathrow Airport is approximately 2 hours (160km) from Badminton. Click here for more information on Heathrow Airport.
Bristol International Airport is approximately 1 hour (40km) from Badminton. Click here for more information on Bristol Airport.
Birmingham Airport is approximately 1 hour 30 mins (125km) from Badminton. Click here for information on Birmingham Airport.
Cardiff Airport is approximately 1 hour 10 mins (104km) from Badminton. Click here for more information on Cardiff Airport.
Bristol Parkway Taxis are available from Bristol Airport – Tel: 07968 351206.
We would recommend hiring a car if you do not have your own transport as public transport to the event is extremely limited.
Find Us Using Multimap for general location of Badminton.
Regular updates will be available on Radio Badminton – as you approach the Event.
Coaches (25 seaters +) will be directed to the coach park, which is adjacent to part of the cross country course and about 500 yards from the Trade Stand Village.
A personal admission ticket will be required for all occupants over the age of 12. (No charge for coach drivers). There will be a charge for Coach Parking this year.
See Ticket Information for more details.
All Coaches to follow appropriate AA Signage.
Coach operators please note that coaches cannot leave the site once they have dropped passengers, until they are ready to depart at the end of the day. There will be toilets and refreshment facilities for drivers.
Click here for full details on Air Traffic Instructions for 2013. Air Traffic Instructions for 2014 will be available late December.
Prior to departure, a telephone call from all visiting aircraft is mandatory – Airfield Office: 01454 218333 -
(During Event – Airfield Tel. No. 01454 218888).
The nearest British Rail station is at Chippenham. Coaches are will meet specified trains at Chippenham Station on Saturday 10th May. For further details and bookings please contact Andy Bus & Coach Ltd. – Tel: + 44 (0) 1666 825655, Fax: + 44 (0) 1666 825651, email:firstname.lastname@example.org For further train information – telephone National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950. (There are also stations at Bristol, Bath, Stroud, Swindon and Kemble, all with station taxis).
There is a very limited bus service in the Badminton area – for further details contact Andy Bus & Coach Ltd. (see contact details above).
- Shirley’s Private Hire Tel: 01454 321975
- Chipping Sodbury Taxis: Tel: 07891 190984
- Andycabs: 01666 826525
- Webbs Taxis: Tel: 01249 657777
- Abbey Taxis: Tel: 01666 826072
- AST Taxis: Tel: 01666 823388
- Bristol Parkway Taxis – 07968 351206 or free phone 0800 6190047
Please note that there will be a one way system in operation in Badminton on Saturday 10th May. Taxis must drop passengers at our ‘drop off point’ – if they use any other route / point the taxi will not be able to leave until after 1400 hrs! The drop off point is in Badminton Village. Vehicles must approach the ‘drop off point’ from the south and not attempt to get there from the north or through Badminton Park. Please follow the AA signage to the the “Drop Off Point”.
See Disabled for more information.