Arriving by car

Page last updated – 17 April 2019

SAT NAV – the venue’s address is York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, YORK YO23 1EX. However, if using the post code please check your Sat Nav is locating Racecourse Rd as other parts of the Racecourse use the same postcode. All routes to the Racecourse within the City environs are signed.

Our show is easy to get to by road with York (the City) and the Racecourse fully signed with both permanent and temporary event show signing. However we strongly recommend that all attendees follow the temporary event signing to the venue. These signed routes may not be the shortest but they will help you avoid congestion in York City Centre

As you are reading this page on-line it is assumed you have internet access to all the current e-mapping and route finding services. However, it is recommended that you check traffic management advice services on the day of travel for the latest information. This link is to our more detailed location information, maps and several links to traffic feed options.

Early arrivals – Saturday morning. Please watch out for runners and/or related traffic – there is a Park Run on the Knavesmire at 9am. Their website for details is =

Parking – (Note it is different on Saturday due to a car boot sale)

Public parking (Updated for 2019) – The clashing car boot sale will be held on the Saturday due to the late date for the Show. Saturday: it will be on the Knavesmire grassed area (accessed from Knavesmire Rd) due to a large car boot sale. being held on the Coach Park. Relevant gates will be opened by the Racecourse staff. Sunday & Monday: parking will be on the Coach Park accessed from Racecourse Rd. This park is past the Show entrance. It will be supervised by Racecourse staff 9am to 2pm.

Disabled parking – will continue to be available close to the main entrance to the Show. Please follow directions from the stewards on the day.

Residents Only street parking exists in the South Bank residential area of York, however, you should not need to use it. Parking for over 800 cars is available free of charge.