All tickets for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show are now SOLD OUT. There are NO tickets for sale on the day, there are no longer tickets available in advance.

Please do not travel to IWM Duxford on 22 & 23 September without a pre-purchased event ticket. If you missed out this year, sign up to our enews to be the first to know when tickets go on sale for 2019.

Event ticket holders - find out more about planning your travel and getting to the air show.  Planning to travel by car? All on-site car parking spaces for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, including those suitable for use by visitors with access requirements, have now sold out. IWM have fulfilled all on-site accessibility requirements for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, including ensuring that approximately 7% of all on-site car parking spaces are suitable for use by visitors with access requirements.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018 Flying List

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018 Flying List

Spitfire PRXI Flying
John Dibbs

The Showground

  • Visitors meet experts in RAF Inspire Showcase
    RAF Inspire Showcase

    See a large-scale virtual flying display and explore cutting-edge technology from RAF partners BAE Systems, Airbus and Fujitsu. See the final of the RAF Engineering Competition 2018 on Saturday.

  • ITV Britain's Got Talent The D-Day Darlings
    Step back in time

    Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the spitfire summer, featuring a live performance from the finalists of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, the D-Day Darlings. Meet wartime characters and enjoy vintage fashion and hair styling.

  • Book signing with author James Holland
    Meet the authors

    Hear from some of the UK's finest First and Second World War writers as they discuss their current books, sign books and take Q&As from the audience. Featuring BBC broadcast and RAF100 flypast expert James Holland.


    Free event.

Travelling to Duxford Air shows

  • Duxford Air Show Crowd
    Travel information

    How to travel to the air show. 

  • Parking Permits

    Travelling by car? All onsite and offsite parking for Battle of Britain Air Show has completely sold out.

    Alternative travel is available via Shuttle buses running from Trumpington Park and Ride (sat nav CB2 9FT). Park and ride will be in demand - get there early to secure a parking space and seats on shuttle buses.

  • By train

    The best way to travel is by train! 

    Shuttle buses will run on 22 & 23 September from Cambridge and Royston train stations. Shuttles are included in the price of your air show ticket, but you must have your ticket available for inspection before you board the bus and again on arrival at IWM Duxford. Shuttles will be in demand and roads will be busy around the event. Travel early to avoid queues.


Ticket sales for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show have been unprecedented this year with its commemoration of the RAF centenary. In order to fulfil requirements regarding health and safety and effective traffic management, ticket sales have to be capped at the required capacity. Now this capacity has been reached, the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is fully sold out, including limited availability event packages with Greater Anglia trains. We apologise for any disappointment caused.

Got your event tickets? Please arrive early and make sure you don't miss a moment. This is a sell out event, roads will be busy, shuttle buses in demand and there will be queues to get you safely onsite. 

The showground opens at 8am, but peak travel and entry times are estimated between 10am and 12 noon. Flying is scheduled to start at 12.45pm - but please aim to arrive before 11.30am as traffic will be heavy. 

All onsite parking is sold out. Only valid Parking Permit ticket holders will be allowed to park at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.

Shuttle Bus Times:

  • Cambridge rail station start from  8am-1.30pm, 3.30pm - 6.30pm 
  • Trumpington Park and Ride start from 8am-1.30pm,  3.30pm - 6.30pm 
  • Babraham Park and Ride start from  8am-1.30pm,  3.30pm - 6.30pm 
  • Shuttle buses for Greater Anglia package ticket holders at Cambridge train station start from 7.30am

All you need to know

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Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018 FAQS
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Top 10 things to do at Battle of Britain Air Show

Top 10 things to do at Battle of Britain Air Show

There's so much to do, from doors opening to the unforgettable, heart-warming finale. Here's our run down of the top 10 reasons why you should be excited for 2018's Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show. 
Group enjoying Duxford Air Show

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