Getting to the Farnborough Air Show
The Farnborough Air Show is the world's largest air show, and is held each year at Farnborough airport in Surrey. Attended by tens of thousands of visitors parking and getting into the show can be difficult.
It is important to plan and get the most from your day. Our guide will help you when working out how to get to the Farnborough Air Show.
Travelling to Farnborough by train appears to be one of the simplest options with the air show being serviced by four stations: Farnborough Main, Farnborough North, North Camp and Aldershot. However, the show is a 40-minute walk from Farnborough Main with a shuttle service running from the other 3 stations.
Travelling from London Airports – there is a direct train from Gatwick to Farnborough; the show can be accessed from North Camp train station and is approximately a 50-minute journey from Gatwick. Alternatively if you are landing at Heathrow you can take advantage of a Heathrow to Gatwick taxi.
Travelling to Farnborough by car is popular; there is free parking and a popular shuttle system running from the car to the show, although you must allow extra time when using the shuttle service.
Drive times from London can be around 2-hours, With the additional time for waiting to park and catching the shuttle, your journey from London will take approximately 3-hours.
Farnborough operates a set-down service where those getting a taxi to the show can be taken directly through into a dedicated drop-off area, reducing the amount of time queuing into the airfield and then for the shuttle service.
Parking at Farnborough Air show
Parking during the show can become extremely congested at the airfield due to the sheer number of visitors all trying to get into the venue at the same time so expect delays. Parking is at the general car parks where the shuttle service operates from. Getting to the car park is via the A325 and is specially sign-posted and designed to ensure minimal impact on the town of Farnborough.
Booking a Taxi Service to the Show
As one of London's premier taxi service providers, REAL specialises in high quality ground transportation to major sports and entertainment events. With several travel options on how to get to Farnborough Air Show we believe the best option is to book our taxi or luxury car service. Your professional, experienced and friendly driver will transfer you there in a vehicle from our modern fleet in style and in comfort.
If you are involved with the show, exhibiting or are just visiting and need a trusted and reliable car service then REAL's car service is for you.
REAL's Executive 'As Directed' Car Service
A large number of Farnborough Air Show visitors choose REAL's 'As Directed' Car service. We collect you from your pickup address in one of our top of the range executive vehicles and take you to the event in complete luxury. Our driver will wait at a designated spot until you and your group want collecting. They will then take you to your final destination, ensuring you get there on time and in style. No matter where you want to go or how big your group is we will tailor each requirement so whether you need a driver for 3 hours, 8 hours or longer REAL will have it covered!
Choose a luxury car from our fleet including Mercedes E-Class, S-Class, V-Class or Viano, BMW 5 or 7 Series, Audis A6 or Audit A8 or for the ultimate way to travel one of our Bentleys or Roll Royces.
Call our booking team on 020 8240 4456 to discuss your travel arrangements.