2,000 Guineas Travel

NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - MAY 1: Richard Hills and Haafhd power home to land The ultimatebet.com 2000 Guineas Stakes Race run at Newmarket Racecourse on May 1, 2004 in Newmarket, England. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
Newmarket Racecourse, host to the 2,000 Guineas, is just outside the town of Newmarket, in Suffolk.

Travel and Ticket Packages

To make Guineas 2,000 travel easier, Newmarket Racecourse and the railways are offering travel and ticket packages. The packages include either standard class travel and entry to the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure, or first class travel and entry to the Premier Enclosure.

The packages apply for travel from Bishops Stortford, Harlow Town, Liverpool Street, Stratford or Tottenham Hale railway stations to Stansted Airport, from where a coach runs to Newmarket Racecourse.

For more information about ticket options, visit the Guineas 2,000 tickets page.

2,000 Guineas Travel Directions

By Road
The A11 and A14 provide easy access from the major cities of East Anglia and from the M11 and A1 / M1 respectively. The racecourse is about 12 miles from Cambridge and 60 miles from London.

By Rail
Regular commuter services run from London Kings Cross and Liverpool Street to Cambridge, Stansted Airport and Ipswich, where onward connections by rail or road can be made to Newmarket. Newmarket Racecourse provides a coach service from Cambridge Station to the course. For train times, you can phone the National Rail Enquiry line on 08457 484950.

By Air
Stansted Airport is about a 35-minute drive from the Racecourse, via the M11 and A11. A subsidised coach service runs direct between the airport and the course on feature race days, and via Cambridge on other days.

From the town of Newmarket
A coach service runs between the Palmers Department Store in Newmarket town centre and Newmarket Racecourse, picking up passengers at the Rookery Shopping Centre and at Newmarket Railway Station on the way. The first coach leaves about two hours before the first race, and return coaches run from about 45 minutes before the last race on each racing day.