Tickets and Upgrades
The 2018 Air Tattoo will be a showpiece event celebrating RAF100, the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. This means that there will be some changes to the Air Tattoo events that you have previously attended.
- Friday will be a full show day with over 7 hours of flying, plus a special RAF Flypast and a Royal Review of Aircraft.
- We have extended our free child policy from under-16 to under-18 years old!
- We are increasing the size of the static display so parking will be a mixture of on and off base on either concrete or grass.
- Tickets are not for sale at the gates
- Car parking is free - if you purchase an admission ticket with any kind of bus transportation you are not entitled to bring your car to the Air Tattoo. Please be aware that a large amount of parking for 2018 will be on grass.
- Stay at the Official Air Tattoo Campsite HERE (Friday and Saturday night are now SOLD OUT)
- Find out about our disabled facilities HERE
- Book online or call 01285 713 456 (8.30am - 5.30pm, Mon - Fri).
|1 Day Ticket
Friday, Saturday (SOLD OUT) or Sunday
||18 and Over
Buy HERE at the current price
|2 Day Ticket
|Any combination of Friday, Saturday (SOLD OUT) or Sunday||Save £5|
|3 Day Ticket
|Friday, Saturday or Sunday (No Longer Available)||Save £10|
|Admission and Bus from £4 return, plus ticket|
|Find out more about our options HERE.||From £4||From £4||BUY NOW|
Saturday now only available with Bus by telephone on 01285 713 456 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
By selecting the subsidised admission ticket with shuttle bus or park & ride option you are not entitled to bring your car to the Air Tattoo. Your ticket will only be valid for the Yellow entry point which is the dedicated entrance for bus passengers and pedestrians.*In addition to the ticket price.
UPGRADE WITH AN ENCLOSURE - You can upgrade even if you have already booked admission tickets by calling us on 01285 713456.
A great place for all the family, the Viewing Village has a choice of a Grandstand or Garden Seat. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.
|Viewing Village||Under 5 (no seat)||5 years and over|
|Grandstand Seat - Friday||FREE||£34||SOLD OUT|
|Grandstand Seat - Saturday||FREE||£34||SOLD OUT|
|Grandstand Seat - Sunday||FREE||£34||BUY NOW|
|Garden Seat - Friday||FREE||£30||BUY NOW|
|Garden Seat - Saturday||FREE||£30||SOLD OUT|
|Garden Seat - Sunday||FREE||£30||BUY NOW|
Pimm's Flight Deck upgrade includes a picnic style lunch, crowdline position and private toilets. The Flight Deck is not open on Friday. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.
|Pimm's Flight Deck||Under 5 (no seat)||5 years and over|
|Saturday 14 July||FREE||£65||SOLD OUT|
|Sunday 15 July||FREE||£65||BUY NOW|
A Cotswold Club upgrade includes a tasty lunch, crowdline position and private toilets. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.
|Cotswold Club||Under 5 (no seat)||5 years and over|
|Friday 13 July||N/A||£73||SOLD OUT|
|Saturday 14 July||N/A||£73||SOLD OUT|
|Sunday 15 July||N/A||£73||BUY NOW|
An Aviation Club upgrade includes access to the VIP traffic route and car park, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, private garden and grandstand. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.
|Aviation Club||Under 5||5 years and over|
|Friday 13 July||N/A||£145||SOLD OUT|
|Saturday 14 July||N/A||£145||SOLD OUT|
|Sunday 15 July||N/A||£145||SOLD OUT|
Experience informal luxury in our exclusive First Class Enclosure situated in a central position on the crowdline it offers all-day contemporary catering and inclusive bar. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.
|First Class Lounge
||Under 5||5 years and over|
|Friday 13 July||FREE||£320||SOLD OUT
|Saturday 14 July||FREE||£320||SOLD OUT|
|Sunday 15 July||FREE||£320||SOLD OUT
The Lightning Pavilion is the ultimate place to enjoy the Air Tattoo. For more information or to book please contact Ali Bray on 01285 713300 ext 5326 or moc/etcfar//yarb/ila.
|Lightning Pavilion||Under 12||12 years and over|
|Friday 13 July||N/A||SOLD OUT|
|Saturday 14 July||N/A||SOLD OUT|
|Sunday 15 July||N/A||£516 inc VAT|
A Friend of the Royal International Air Tattoo membership package is ideal if you are passionate about aviation and photography as you get exclusive access to a centrally located grandstand, private marquee, free WiFi, private toilets and secure left luggage facilities.
If you are require a loyalty discount please do not book online - call us on 01285 713456.
|FRIAT Membership||Under 5||5-17 years||18 and over|
|MACH-1 Sat 14 July - Sun 15 July (2 days)||N/A||£90.00||£190||SOLD OUT|
|MACH-2 Fri 13 July - Mon 16 July (4 days)||N/A||£100.00||£210||SOLD OUT|
|MACH-3 Wed 11 July - Mon 16 July (6 days)||N/A||£110.00||£230||SOLD OUT|
As there is no suitable parking or appropriate facilities on the public highways and pedestrian walkways surrounding RAF Fairford the Park & View enclosure is provided for your safety and convenience. Open to view arrivals (Tuesday-Thurs) and departures (Mon).
In 2018 you can now purchase your Park & View tickets with a Swindon Shuttle Bus service, just £6 extra for adults and £3 for children.
|Park and View Area||Under 18||18 and over|
|Tuesday 10 July||FREE||£10||BUY NOW|
|Wednesday 11 July||FREE||£15||In Advance SOLD OUT
|Thursday 12 July||FREE||£15||BUY NOW|
|Monday 16 July||FREE||£20 - on the gate||In Advance SOLD OUT|
The 2018 Air Tattoo Souvenir Programme will be a one-off special edition to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.Available to 'click and collect', buy your Souvenir Programme in advance for only £12 (on the day £15) and you will be emailed a voucher to enable you to collect your copy at the Air Tattoo.
|Click and Collect Souvenir Programme
ADMISSION TICKETS - NOT FOR SALE AT THE GATE -
UNDER 18s FREE WITH TICKET HOLDER - We have extended our offer to children from 16 to 18 years of age. Please select the number of free child passes when ordering
FREE CAR PARKING - Car parking is free for ticket holders. Please note that you may be directed to park on or off base either on grass or concrete, which will be done on a random basis. By selecting admission with shuttle bus or park & ride you are not entitled to bring your car to the Air Tattoo.
DISABLED FACILITIES/ACCESSIBILITY - Please see
COACH TRAVEL & GROUPS - Attend by coach with a combined ticket/travel package. View the current list of coach operators
ADMIN FEE - £2 admin fee per booking. Please check your order carefully as changes later will incur a fee of £20.
AIR CADETS - Air Cadet Policy HERE.
In this section....
- General Admission
Now on sale for Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018. Admission tickets are not available at the gates
- Park and View
Enclosures provided for your safety and convenience to watch the arrivals, rehearsals and departures of the aircraft
- Admission with Shuttle Bus or Park & Ride
Discounted admission ticket with return shuttle bus from Swindon Bus Station or Park & Ride from Cheltenham and Gloucester
- Viewing Village
Get a bird's-eye view from the grandstand or take a seat in the garden, located on the crowdline
- Pimm's Flight Deck
Take it easy in comfortable director's chair seating in the Pimm's garden with an inclusive picnic-style lunch and a gelato dessert
- Cotswold Club
Enjoy a delightful Cotswold lunch in this white picket fenced garden enclosure situated on the crowdline
- Aviation Club
The Aviation Club offers individuals and groups a very special day out in a relaxed environment
- First Class Lounge
This exclusive enclosure is the perfect option for an unbeatable view of the flying display in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment
- Lightning Pavilion
Perfect for discerning customers who enjoy the finer things in life. Suitable for both business groups, social or family parties
- Friends of RIAT
Friends of the Royal International Air Tattoo (FRIAT) packages offer a wide variety of benefits for aircraft enthusiasts
- Official Air Tattoo Campsite
The Official Air Tattoo Campsite, provided by Tangerine Fields, two camping options and a flexible no minimum night stay
- Coach Travel & Groups
Why not travel to the Air Tattoo by coach? It saves having to drive and park, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the ride!
- Pre-Sale Souvenir Programme
Available for 'Click and Collect' at the show, you can pre-order a 2018 Souvenir Programme for only £12 - saving £3
- Disabled Facilities
To book carers tickets, the Disabled Enclosure and Disabled Parking Permit call 01285 713 456 (Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm)
- Frequently Asked Questions
Take a look at our FAQs and see if we have already answered your question!