Travelling to the Air Show

Please remember when planning your travel that there are no tickets available for sale on the day of the Air Show. You must have a valid, advanced ticket available to scan on arrival for everyone in your party. This includes a valid parking permit if you are parking your vehicle on site.

Free Courtesy Buses from Cambridge train station to IWM Duxford

Please note this service is not available from Cambridge North train station.

There is a free courtesy bus that runs from Cambridge to IWM Duxford on air show days. The first bus departs from stop five at 8.30am, and then every 30 minutes at regular intervals until approximately 1.30pm. You'll need to show your downloaded or printed air show ticket when you board the bus. Please do not board a courtesy bus without your valid, advanced ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the day. Buses will return to the station at regular intervals from 3.30pm and then every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving IWM Duxford at 6.30pm. Timings of buses may be affected by local road traffic congestion.

Free Courtesy Buses from Royston train station to IWM Duxford

A free courtesy bus will also run from just outside Royston station to IWM Duxford on Air Show days. The bus departs from across the road to the station (Kneesworth Street) at regular intervals from 8.30am and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1.30pm. You'll need to show your valid, advanced air show ticket when you board the bus.  Buses will return to the station at regular intervals from 3.30pm and then every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving IWM Duxford at 6.30pm. Timings of buses may be affected by local road traffic congestion.

Train + Taxi

Travelling from local rail stations to IWM Duxford by taxi

The nearest stations are Whittlesford Parkway, Royston and Cambridge. There are taxi ranks at both Royston and Cambridge train stations. Whittlesford Parkway station is the closest to IWM Duxford but does not have a taxi rank; please make sure to book your taxi in advance. Please do not travel to a local rail station without your valid advanced ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the day.

For train times and prices please refer to National Rail or the Trainline

Park & Ride

Due to the high number of visitors to the Show, we strongly advise you to travel by public transport to avoid congestion.

A free courtesy bus runs from Trumpington Park & Ride at Junction 11 of the M11 from 8.45am and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1.30pm. Please do not board a courtesy bus without your valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the door. Buses will return to the Park & Ride at regular intervals from 3.30pm and then every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving IWM Duxford at 6.30pm. Timings of buses may be affected by local road traffic congestion.

If you are traveling direct by car, IWM Duxford is located just south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway. When you approach IWM Duxford please follow the temporary road signs rather than your sat nav. Please make sure that you've booked and printed your parking permit if you wish to park at IWM Duxford. We cannot accommodate cars onsite without a pre-booked, parking permit. You can book parking permits in advance on our bookings page.

During the period of the air show, a traffic management system will operate on the M11, A505 and at Junction 10 of the M11, to ensure traffic flows as freely as possible. We recommend that visitors travelling south on the M11 take the alternative route, which will be signposted from Junction 11 of the M11, along the A10 to Royston and then east to the museum along the A505. For up-to-date traffic and travel information on the day keep an eye on the Highways England website.

Because the air show is so popular, there are different car parks available depending on the time you arrive, or where you are arriving from. Each car park is clearly signposted and staff will direct you to the closest entrance. Please ensure you display your parking permit on your windscreen as you arrive at the car park for staff to check, and keep it displayed clearly during your visit. Entry to our onsite parking will be refused if you do not have a valid, advanced parking permit.  All cars are parked at owner's risk.

Travelling by motorbike

Motorbikes do not need a parking permit as they can be parked on a small amount of hard standing ground on site in our East car park – you'll be directed as you approach IWM Duxford. During the period of the air show, a traffic management system will operate on the M11, A505 and at Junction 10 of the M11, to ensure traffic flows as freely as possible. We recommend that visitors travelling south on the M11 take the alternative route, which will be signposted from Junction 11 of the M11, along the A10 to Royston and then east to the museum along the A505. For up-to-date traffic and travel information on the day keep an eye on the Highways England website.

 

Flying into IWM Duxford

Please contact IWM’s Control tower on 01223 833376 to reserve your slot.  For information on how to pay for your landing fee and Air Show tickets visit http://www.iwm.org.uk/pilots