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Travelling to Chelsea 2013

We recommend that visitors travel to the show by public transport. To find out more on how to get to the showground by public transport, go to the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Getting to the show

We recommend that visitors travel to the show by public transport. To find out more about how to get to the showground by public transport, go to the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Tube & bus

Sloane Square tube station (on the District and Circle Lines) is a 10 minute walk from the showground.

In 2013 a shuttle bus service is scheduled to run from Tuesday to Saturday from Sloane Square tube station to the show entrance on Royal Hospital Road. This service costs £2.50 per adult or £4 for two adults travelling together (single fares available only).

Bus numbers 11, 137, 211, 360 and 452 stop closest to the showground, while bus numbers 19, 22, 319 and C1 stop at Sloane Square.

For further information on tube and bus travel, visit the Transport for London website or call 0843 7222 1234.

Rail

London Victoria is the closest train station to the show. For information on rail services, visit the National Rail website or call 08457 484950.

London General operates a shuttle bus service between London Victoria (Hudson’s Place) and the showground (Barrack Gate, Chelsea Bridge Road) from 7am to 8pm each day (6pm Saturday).

Prices for this service are as follows:
Adults: £2.50 single, £4 return
Children, Senior Citizens and valid Travelcard holders: £2.50 single, £3 return. 

Cycling

Cycle racks are available in Burton’s Court opposite the London Gate entrance.

Parking

Public parking, including for blue badge holders, is available in Battersea Park on a first come, first served basis. Battersea Park is located outside the Transport for London congestion zone and is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the show. Alternatively, a park & ride service is available; buses, including a mobility bus, operate at frequent intervals between Battersea Park and the showground’s Bull Ring Gate entrance.

There are more than 2,000 spaces available from Tuesday to Friday, but on Saturday fewer spaces are available due to other public events in Battersea Park.

Wandsworth Council parking charges apply as follows:
Cars (Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 May): £25 per day, £16 after 3pm
Cars (Saturday 25 May): £6 for the day
Coaches: £30 per day (please note that coach parking is not available in Battersea Park on Saturday 25 May)
Motorcycles: no charge
Please note that there are no reduced rates for disabled visitors.

For groups

Set down and pick up points for coaches

Coach companies must apply for a police set down/pick up permit in advance. To apply, e-mail details of the number of coaches, the day(s) of attendance, name and address to chelseacoaches@rhs.org.uk

Coach parking

Parking for coaches is available at the following locations:

Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ (entrance via Albert Gate on Albert Bridge Road)
Tel: 020 8871 7128 (advance bookings only)
Tariff: £30 per day (price correct at time of publication)
Please note: coach parking is not available in Battersea Park on Saturday 26 May.

Seagrave Road, nr Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5
Tel: 0871 871 9809 for details and pricing