Information for coaches in Cheltenham

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If you intend to visit Cheltenham, please call the Tourism Office at The Wilson in Clarence Street on 01242 237431 and let us know. Where possible we will offer a free meet and greet service if requested in advance.

The coach parking arrangements will remain the same as is currently in place: free parking at the racecourse only on the park and ride site. All enquiries should be made via the tourism office and not the Racecourse. The previous coach facility at North Place is no longer available.

The Racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH. A Stagecoach D bus route is available from the racecourse into town, which runs up to every ten minutes. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre, on 01242 237431.

During the race meetings scheduled for 14 and15 December 2018, there will be no coach parking available at the racecourse for non race going coaches. Please contact the tourism office nearer the time for alternative coach parking. Other arrangements can be made for coach parking at Cheltenham Town Football Club (fees apply and pre-booking is essential) by contacting them directly at

Coach parking at Christmas

During the busy Christmas market period 29 November to 20 December we would ask drivers to use the bus station for drop off and pick up only and to be aware not to block bus stops which are reserved for local scheduled bus services.

Royal Well bus station

The postcode for Royal Well is GL50 9SA.

Please drop off and pick up in bays 1 to 4 and limit this to 15 minutes during busy periods such Cheltenham Festival raceweek 14 to 17 March and the Christmas market. During quieter periods, out of town visiting coaches may stay in bays 1 to 4 for longer periods on a first come first served basis.

Many thanks for your co-operation with these arrangements and we look forward to welcoming you to Cheltenham!