Getting Here

To South Gloucestershire

Badminton is situated about 100 miles west of London and some 15 miles from Bristol and Bath.  Please follow appropriate AA Signage from Stroud, Cirencester, Chippenham or the M4  J15, J17 and J18.


Travel Tips To Plan Your Journey

  • All tickets must be purchased in advance – up until midnight the night before you wish to visit – please do not travel to the event without pre-paid tickets as there will be no sales on the gate.
  • Only use your Satnav device until you pick up AA signage and follow signs to Public Parking accordingly as Satnav can take no account of Badminton’s traffic management plan.
  • Listen to Radio Badminton traffic reports (frequency 87.7FM) and monitor Badminton website and social media handles for traffic updates.
  • Follow directions of traffic management stewards.
  • Place your car pass in the front window of your vehicle for easy scanning.
  • Leave plenty of time to get to the event especially on Cross Country day. Badminton is based in the heart of the Cotswolds and the approach roads can become extremely busy.

Scanning of car pass also identifies personal admission tickets purchased on same booking. (i.e there is not a requirement to scan each personal admission ticket).


Bicycle Stands are available at each entrance.  Please note bicycles are not permitted on the show grounds.

Electric Charging Points

Whilst we do not have any electric charging points at the event there are several in the Badminton area. Please visit


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.  Also see Bristol Airport Guide.

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: 0117 254 1111 or 0800 6190047

We would recommend hiring a car if you do not have your own transport as public transport to the event is extremely limited.

The following company can provide quotes on car hire:

Heliport Information

Please note no fixed wing aircraft permitted during Badminton Horse Trials 2024.

Please click here for Heliport Instructions for Thursday, 9th to Sunday 12th May 2024.  (The Heliport is not open on Wednesday 8th May and Helicopters are not permitted to land)


The nearest British Rail station is at Chippenham. Coaches will meet specified trains at Chippenham Station on Saturday 11th May. For further details and bookings please contact Andy Bus & Coach Ltd. – Tel: + 44 (0) 1666 825655, For further train information – telephone National Rail Enquiries: 03457 484950. (There are also stations at Bristol, Bath, Stroud, Swindon and Kemble, all with station taxis).

Bus Service

There is a very limited bus service in the Badminton area – for further details contact Coach Style Limited – Tel: 01249 782224.

Taxi Hire

  • Cabbys Taxi – Tel: 01454 406869
  • Tony’s Taxis – Tel: 07788 427913
  • Chipping Sodbury Taxis – Tel: 07891 190984
  • The Pink Cab – Tel: 079 6003 6003
  • AJH Cars – Tel: 07594 481727
  • Abbey Taxis – Tel: 01666 826072
  • AST Taxis – Tel: 01666 823388
  • Bristol Parkway Taxis – Tel: 0117 254 1111 or 0800 6190047
  • Tetbury Minibus Company – Tel: 07939 890891

Taxi Drop Off Point
Please note that there will be a one way system in operation in Badminton on Saturday 11th 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 or west and not attempt to get there from the north or through Badminton Park. Please follow the AA signage to the the “Drop Off Point”.

Disabled Access

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Coach Travel

Coach Travel – A personal admission ticket will be required for all occupants over the age of 12. All tickets must be purchased in advance – there will be no gate admission. No charge for coach drivers. There will be a charge for Coach Parking (bookable in advance only) – see tickets for more information

All Coaches to follow appropriate AA Signage.

On Saturday 11th May, all coaches will be parked in the special Coach Park.  This can only be approached from the A46 at Dunkirk cross roads and will be signposted by the AA.  The same approach route must also be used on all other days to avoid a low bridge in Badminton village.

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.