Trains run between Manchester Piccadilly and Knutsford stations (journey time approximately 40 minutes). Knutsford station is a 10 minute walk from the Knutsford Gate entrance of the Tatton Park estate, and a courtesy bus service operates from the Knutsford Gate to the showground entrance and back (7.30am to 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, 7.30am to 6pm Sunday).
For full details on all regional train services (including information for disabled visitors), go to the TFGM website, visit the National Rail website or call 0845 748 4950*.
Until the end of August the frequent Metrolink service operating between Manchester Piccadilly and Altrincham stations will only be operating from Deansgate-Castlefield station (adjacent to Deansgate rail station) to Altrincham, due to engineering work at St Peter's Square. A shuttle bus is running from Manchester Piccadilly station to Trafford Bar to connect with trams to Altrincham. For more information please visit the Metrolink website. A courtesy bus service operates from Altrincham station to the showground (8.20am to 8pm Wednesday to Saturday, 8.20am to 6pm Sunday).
For full details on the Metrolink service, visit the TFGM website or call 0871 200 2233* (between 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm weekends and public holidays).
Courtesy bus services operate daily to the showground from nearby Altrincham station on Stamford New Road. This service runs from 8.20am to 8pm Wednesday to Saturday, and from 8.20am to 6.15pm on Sunday. Another service runs from the Knutsford Gate entrance to the Tatton Park estate (which is a 10 minute walk from Knutsford train station) between 7.30am and 7.30pm from Wednesday to Saturday and 7.30am and 6pm on Sunday.
Driving to the show
The show is signposted on all local major roads. On the approach to Tatton Park, please ignore your satellite navigation systems and follow the temporary road signs and instructions from the traffic marshals.
You can get the latest traffic information on the Highways Agency website.
There is ample parking within the grounds of Tatton Park, free of charge. You will be directed to an appropriate car park on arrival. All car parks are open from 8am, and close one hour after the show closes. Shuttle buses, some with wheelchair access, are available where appropriate to assist in transport from the car parks to the showground entrances.
A limited number of pre-bookable parking spaces, costing £5 each, are available close to the Deer Park entrance and can be reserved in advance by calling 0844 338 7502* from 1 November. If you have pre-booked parking, please display your ticket clearly on arrival at the show.
Parking on the roads around the showground is strictly prohibited.
The coach park is clearly signposted from the A556, and is free of charge.
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