Attending Newmarket Nights

Everything you need to know

Your concert is just days away and we are here to help with this handy guide on everything you need to know about travelling to and from the Adnams July Course.

Travelling by Road to the Racecourse

From the South

Traffic from the South, travelling North on the M11 should join the A11 at Junction 9 and follow CSP yellow way finder signage to the course. Traffic will be directed off of the A11 at Six Mile Bottom and on the A1303 and the turn left and be directed onto the A1303 and then left into the July Course.

From the North

Traffic from the North travelling on the A1M will join the A14 and will be directed North of Cambridge following signs for the Newmarket Races. Traffic will be directed off of the A14 at Junction 35 and onto the A103 and follow signs for Newmarket Races.

From the East

Traffic from the East travelling on the A14 and A11 will be directed to stay on the A14 when the roads merge at Junction 36 and follow signs for Newmarket Races. Traffic will be directed off of the A14 at Junction 37 onto the A142 and follow signs for Newmarket Races.

From the West

Traffic from the West travelling on the A14 will be directed North of Cambridge following signs for Newmarket Races. Traffic will be directed off of the A14 at Junction 35 and onto the A1303 and follow signs for Newmarket Races.

Car Parks

There is ample free parking for ticket holders at the July Course. 

Travelling by Train

Newmarket Train Station has trains running to and from Cambridge and Ipswich.  The last train to Ipswich from Newmarket is 23.06, and the last train from Newmarket to Cambridge is 22.17.

Cambridge and Royston train stations have direct links to London. The last train to London King Cross is 23.22 from Cambridge and 23.45 from Royston.   Please see for more details.

Newmarket Complimentary Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus will run between Newmarket town Centre and the Racecourse. Starting approximately 2 hours before 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 after the last race until the site is clear. The bus will drop off at the train station and at the bus stop on The Avenue (just off The High Street).

The shuttle bus will drop off and collect from the middle of Annual Badge Holders Car Park, outside Premier Entrance 1 at the July Course.  The area will be signed and illuminated by a purple coloured lighting tower.

Bus Services:

There are various bus and taxi services available so that you arrive and return from Newmarket Racecourses safely. Services are available from Newmarket town, Cambridge, Royston and Bury St Edmunds, visit our public transport page for more information if you wish to use public transport including pick-up and drop-off points, times and prices. 


All coaches must use gate 4 off the A1303 to access the coach car park.  Please note if your coach wishes to leave the site, the coach must return no later than an hour after the last race as access will be restricted after this time.

Coach drivers with 16 or more passengers will receive free entry into the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure and a voucher for a soft drink. The Coach Security Pass must be completed to receive coach driver benefits and redeemed at the Free Pass Office. This is available from the car parking attendants as you enter the coach car park.


At standard meetings the taxi rank remains outside the Premier 1 entrance, at the front of the white car park and accessed via Gate 2.  However, on concert meetings and for the Moet & Chandon July Festival the taxi rank will move onto the right hand side of the white car park.

All taxis must use the taxi rank and will be stopped from picking up from anywhere else on or around the site.

Exiting the Racecourse

Newmarket Racecourses in collaboration with our traffic management company (CSP) has produced for 2016 a new, enhanced internal and external exit strategy. This has been discussed and developed extensively with the Local Council, Police and Highways Agency.

The A1303 from Cambridge to Newmarket (east bound only) and Swaffham Heath Road that links the A1304 and the A1303 (north bound only) will be closed from 9am to 12pm on the following nights:

  • Friday 17th June
  • Friday 24th June
  • Friday 15th July
  • Friday 22nd July
  • Friday 29th July
  • Friday 5th August
  • Friday 12th August

There will be clear diversion routes in place which are as follows:

If you are travelling from Cambridge on the A1303 all traffic during the hours of 9am to 12pm will be directed right onto the Swaffham Heath Road, from the junction on the A1303.  Where the Swaffham Heath Road meets the A1304 all traffic will then be directed left towards Newmarket.  Swaffham Road Heath will be closed to any traffic travelling north bound i.e. from Cambridge to Newmarket.

Any cars exiting the Racecourse via Gate 4 near the National Stud onto the A1303 will only be allowed to turn right towards Cambridge.  There will be no access for incoming traffic through these gates after 9pm. Please see attached map for more details.

When exiting the car park you will be required to leave via a specific route.  To minimise delays and traffic build up, within the racecourse certain gates will be restricted to only allow vehicles to turn left or right. 

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