How To Get To Newmarket Racecourses by Public Transport

Helping you get to Newmarket's famous racecourses. Use our Outrider Coach Services

There are various coach services available so that you arrive and return from Newmarket Racecourses safely. Outrider Coach services are available from Cambridge, Royston, Bury St Edmunds and Ely (via Soham) - Please check prices and when these coach services are available below. Pre-bookings for Outrider Services go off sale 48 hours before the race meeting. If space is available you MAY be able to use the service on the day, if so places would be issued on a first come, first served basis.  To avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to pre-book your tickets. There is also a FREE Shuttle Bus service from Newmarket Train Station or High Street, this service does not need to be pre-booked. 

Newmarket Shuttle Bus:

A complimentary shuttle bus service on race days runs between Newmarket town Centre and the Racecourse. Starting approximately 2 hours before the first race and stops at the first race. The service picks up outside Hughes Electrical Store on the High Street and at the Train Station. The return journeys from the Racecourse commence around 45 minutes before the last race and continue for up to 2 hours. The bus will drop off at the train station and at the bus stop on The Avenue (just off The High Street).

At the Racecourse, the shuttle bus service will drop off and collect from the middle of Annual Badge Holders Car Park, outside Premier Entrance 1 at the July Course and outside the Grandstand and Paddock Entrance on The Rowley Mile. Both areas will be clearly signed.

Please note: During Newmarket Nights meetings, the return journeys start after the last race and run until the site is clear and coaches are stood down by the racecourse.

Shuttle Bus Price: FREE, this service does not need to be pre-booked. 

Outrider Coach Service Availability / How To Book

Please note we offer an Outrider Service from Cambridge for all our 39 race days.

We also offer Outrider Services from Royston, Bury St Edmunds and Ely (via Soham) on specific dates as detailed below.

Bookings now available. Please call the team on 0344 579 3010.

From Cambridge Train Station:

This service is available for all racedays. A single coach service is operated by the Racecourse from Cambridge Train Station. The bus will pick up and return at the following times: 

  • Daytime race meetings: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • QIPCO Guineas Festival: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Thursday 17th May: 4:45pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • July Festival: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 60 minutes after the last race
  • Newmarket Nights: 4:45pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Dubai Future Champions Festival: 12:30pm from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 60 minutes after the last race
  • Final Meeting: 11:00am from Cambridge Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race

The departure point is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the Annual Badge Holders Car Park outside of Premier Entrance 1. On the Rowley Mile, the departure point is from the Annual Members Car Park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.   

Please note this coach service is offered on a first come first served basis pre-booking is not a necessity but guarantees you a place on the coach.

Return journeys after Après Racing only will leave an hour after the last race giving customers the opportunity to enjoy the music. This will apply for the following dates: 5 - 6 May, 12 - 14 July, 12 - 13 October. 

This coach service will no longer stop at the Robin Hood Pub in Cherry Hinton.

Cambridge Bus Price: Pre-order - £10.00 Return, £6.00 One Way

* Tickets for all services may be available to purchase on the day if the service is not sold out. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to pre-book your tickets no later than 48 hours before the event you are attending.

From Royston Train Station:

A single coach service is operated by the Racecourse from Royston Train Station to the Racecourse on the dates shown below. All dates and times are subject to change so please check on the day before you visit:

  • Newmarket Nights: 4:30pm from Royston Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:15pm from Royston Train Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert

The coach stop is behind platform 2 at Royston Train Station and will be the pick-up and drop off point. The departure point at the Racecourse is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the Annual Badge Holders Car Park outside of Premier Entrance 1. On the Rowley Mile the departure point is from the Annual Members Car Park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.  

Royston Bus Price: Pre-order - £10.00 Return, £6.00 One Way

* Tickets for all services may be available to purchase on the day if the service is not sold out. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to pre-book your tickets no later than 48 hours before the event you are attending.

From Bury St Edmunds:

A single coach service is operated by the Racecourse from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station to the racecourse on the following dates shown below. All dates and times are subject to change so please check on the day before you visit:

  • QIPCO Guineas Festival: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • July Festival: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 60 minutes after the last race
  • Newmarket Nights: 4:45pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Saturday 29th October: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Return journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • Dubai Future Champions Festival: 12:30pm from Bury St Edmunds Bus Station. Returns journey commences 60 minutes after the last race

The bus stop is at bay 9 at Bury St Edmunds Bus Station and will be the pick-up and drop off point. The departure point at the Racecourses is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the Annual Badge Holders Car Park outside of Premier Entrance 1. On the Rowley Mile, the departure point is from the Annual Members Car Park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.  

Please note this coach service is offered on a first come first served basis pre-booking is not a necessity but guarantees you a place on the coach.

Bury St Edmunds Bus Price: Pre-order - £10.00 Return, £6.00 One Way

* Tickets for all services may be available to purchase on the day if the service is not sold out. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to pre-book your tickets no later than 48 hours before the event you are attending.

From Ely (via Soham & Fordham):

A single coach service is operated by the Racecourse from Ely, also picking up at Soham and Fordham, to the racecourse on the following dates shown below. During it's route to the racecourse, it will be picking up at Market Street outside Herewood pub, at 12.30pm for the July Festival and 4.45pm for music nights, in Ely and then stopping outside the Red Lion pub in Soham and Murfits Lane in Fordham. All dates are subject to change so please check on the day before you visit:

  • QIPCO Guineas Festival: 12:30pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the last race
  • July Festival: 12:30pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 60 minutes after the last race
  • Newmarket Nights: 4:45pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert
  • Summer Saturday Live: 12:30pm from Market Street, Ely. Returns journey commences 30 minutes after the concert

Return journeys after Après Racing only will leave an hour after the last race giving customers the opportunity to enjoy the music. This will apply for the following dates: 5 - 6 May, 12 - 14 July. 

Please note this coach service is offered on a first come first served basis pre-booking is not a necessity but guarantees you a place on the coach.

Ely (via Soham & Fordham) Bus Prices:

Ely - Pre-order - £10.00 Return, £6.00 One Way

Soham - Pre-order - £8.00 Return, £5.00 One Way

Fordham - Pre-order - £6.00 Return, £4.00 One Way

* Tickets for all services may be available to purchase on the day if the service is not sold out. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to pre-book your tickets no later than 48 hours before the event you are attending.

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TRAIN SERVICES 

Railway Service to Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket Railway Station is just a few of miles away from Newmarket Racecourses however it is advised that you catch a taxi or use our shuttle bus services once you arrive to Newmarket by railway. 

See full railway timetable connected to railway lines to Newmarket.

Taxi Services to Newmarket Racecourses

The Taxi rank is located outside the Premier Entrance on both Racecourses.

NEWMARKET NIGHTS/SUMMER SATURDAY LIVE - At the end of the concert, we request that taxis and other vehicles do not pick up outside the main gates on the roundabout or attempt to access the racecourse via Gate 4 off the Cambridge Road. The suggested meeting point for Private Hire is located near gate 2 in the Annual Badgeholders Car Park outside Premier Entrance 1.  We recommend that you ask your taxi driver to park up and meet you outside the entrance in person. This saves a lot of time struggling to find each other!

We recommend you pre-book your taxi in advance of the day to avoid the taxi rank queue at the end of your day. 

See our recommended Taxi Services for Newmarket. 

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