There are a multitude of ways to travel to Fontwell Park Racecourse. When we asked Mike Parcej, a friend of the racecourse and passionate horse racing fan, here's what he had to say:
"Easy by train, but the last two miles not so easy, luckily you use the ARC shuttle bus from Barnham station. Barnham is also on the main London Victoria to Chichester line. If you live in the South, the coastal line from Southampton to Brighton is probably a better option, most services stop at Barnham. The racecourse itself is in Westergate, which has a few infrequent bus connections. There is a 66C from Bognor Regis that stops at Barnham, and an 85 bus service from Chichester to Westergate, depart 7.49, 8.59 and 10.59, return 13.17, 15.26 and 17.14 not Sundays. However if travelling from London, there is a very useful 11.55 bus from Arundel Riverbank direct to Westergate. Sadly the last return bus is at 15.20!"
- Mike Parcej, Racecourse aficionado
The shuttle bus will be operating from Barnham Railway Station to Fontwell Park for gates opening up until the time of the first race and will recommence from the penultimate race until 30 minutes after the last race (This service is not run on Boxing Day).
The Stagecoach 500 bus operates from Littlehampton - Chichester. The bus arrives and departs from Fontwell Roundabout, a few minutes walk from the racecourse. You can view the bus timetable here.
Fontwell Park Racecourse
Fontwell Park is situated on the A27/A29 roundabout between Chichester and Arundel. Access to our main car park on racedays is from Fontwell Avenue (A29 towards Bognor Regis), the entrance is 300 yards from the roundabout on the right-hand side. Sat Nav: BN18 0SY (Main Car Park) BN18 0SX (Centre Course)
The nearest station is Barnham, trains run regularly from London Victoria, Portsmouth and Brighton. Trains also run direct to Barnham from Southampton. For more details, please visit National Rail Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 0345 748 4950.
With prior permission, helicopters can land on the course on racedays. Light aircraft can land at nearby Goodwood (by prior arrangement). Fontwell Park recommends Elite Helicopters 0800 804 8812.