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Chelmsford City Racecourse is situated in Great Leighs, 5 miles north of Chelmsford in the heart of Essex.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the 150+ acre racecourse site has excellent transport links via the A131, A120 and M11. Car parking at the racecourse is free.

The car park is situated at the Main Entrance off the A131 bypass.

Disabled parking is available with Blue Badge holders given forward parking in the car park nearest to the Ticket Office. This parking area is subject to capacity on the day and is allocated on a first come, first served basis only.

We have 30 dedicated disabled parking bays directly adjacent to the ticket office which provide closer proximity to the racecourse entrance.

Blue Badges must be clearly displayed at all times.

For those with disabled passengers, we allow and recommend drivers drop off guests before parking in the main car park.

All car parking is at the car owners risk.

The postcode for the main car park is CM3 1QP.


Chelmsford Bus station is less than a two minute walk from Chelmsford railway station. The No.70 and No. 352 bus runs through Great Leighs. We no longer have a shuttle bus service running between the racecourse & Great Leighs.

Please note, there is no recommended pedestrian access to this venue and we encourage guests to get in touch with the racecourse prior to the event should they be wishing to access the site on foot.


Local taxis are available to book to and from the racecourse. We will be happy to advise you of any special deals.

Yelo Taxis are our preferred taxi partner. Please click on the link below to book your taxi.


The racecourse is approximately a 20 minute drive in a taxi from Chelmsford railway station and Stansted Airport. Closest air connection is at Stansted Airport.


Trains from London to Chelmsford run from Liverpool Street station regularly or the Stansted Express train to Stansted Airport, again from London Liverpool Street station is also an option.