We recommend you allow plenty of time to make your journey and arrive early to take advantage of the full raceday experience.
Chester Racecourse is easily reachable via car and is sign-posted from all major routes. The M53, M56, M6 and A483 are all in close proximity to Chester providing excellent links from Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and the south of England.
Chester currently have a clockwise scheme in place to manage traffic during major infrastructure works to the city’s drains. Due to a number of road closures, you are advised to follow the directional signage and also visit the local council’s website for further information here. The council may also decide to shut other roads close to the racecourse on or around race days. We have no control over this, but we urge you to check road closures in Chester here before you depart on your journey.
Between the hours of 09:00 and 21:00 road closures will be in place on New Crane Street, Watergate Street and Nuns Road. Safety barriers will enforce the closures, providing additional security to members of the public. Barriers will be removed from 21:00 on the evening of a raceday to allow for normal access. Please be aware that times will differ for evening meetings, refer to our official social media channels closer to the event for details.
Those visiting the racecourse by car should follow the temporary yellow signage in place on approach to the city of Chester to reach the racecourse. We recommend that you do not input the Chester Racecourse postcode (CH1 2LY) into your Sat Nav, but instead approach from Sealand Road (to the West of the city) using postcode CH1 4LD.
For live traffic updates, please visit the Cheshire West & Chester Council website.
Chester Racecourse is located in the heart of the historic city and is easily accessible by the rail network with trains running frequently to Chester Train station. The railway station is a six-minute taxi ride to the racecourse, or a 20-minute walk.
Chester Racecourse is located in Chester City Centre and is easily accessible via bus routes and via Park & Ride. With the current one-way system in place around the city, we strongly recommend using Chester’s Park & Ride service. For more information please visit Chester and Cheshire West Park & Ride website here.
If you are planning to travel by helicopter or light aircraft, please make the necessary arrangements to use the landing facilities in Deeside. Please contact British Aerospace, Hawarden, Deeside on 01244 522 012/3.