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Park & Ride

Save Money with OUR Shuttle Bus from Swindon Bus Station or Park & Ride service from Cheltenham Racecourse

To enable easy access to the event, we offer a subsidised combined admission ticket with a dedicated Shuttle Bus from Swindon Bus Station or Park & Ride from Cheltenham Racecourse.

These come straight into the show to the Yellow Customer Entry Point at the eastern end of the showground which is for visitors that travel to the event by bus, coach, bike or on foot.

You are not entitled to bring your car to RIAT if you select the subsidised admission with Swindon Shuttle Bus or Cheltenham Park & Ride.

New to 2023, we will be offering shuttle bus travel from Swindon Bus Station to RAF Fairford at no extra cost. Just make sure to select Air Tattoo with Swindon Shuttle Bus when booking your RIAT ticket.

Swindon Bus Station is only a 5-minute walk from the Train Station however please check train times and planned engineering works with the train operator HERE before booking your Air Tattoo tickets.

Journey time is about 30 minutes. Swindon Town Council have made some council run car parks FREE on Sundays. To check which, please visit here.

  • Departures - Friday/Saturday/Sunday
    First departure at 6:45am and then every 20 minutes until 12pm
  • Returns - Friday/Saturday/Sunday
    First return at 2pm and then every 20 minutes until 7:30pm

Tickets are limited and can only be bought in advance. Cheltenham Park & Ride departs from Cheltenham Racecourse bus pickup area.

There will be a member of Stagecoach staff on hand to help.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the bus you wish to catch. There is free parking on site.

Journey time is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Cheltenham to Air Tattoo

Friday - First departure at 7:30am and second departure at 8:30am
Saturday/Sunday - First departure at 6:45am and then every hour until 9:45am

Air Tattoo to Cheltenham

Friday - First return at 5pm and second at 6pm
Saturday/Sunday - First return at 4:30pm and then every hour until 7:30pm


The drop-off and pick-up point will be at the Yellow Customer Entry Point.