getting to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Tips For Getting To Goodwood Festival of Speed

Last Updated: June 26, 2024By Categories: Lifestyle, Travel

If you’re attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed, (or looking to), there’s just a few weeks left to get your transportation and plans sorted. One of the most sought-after events in the motoring calendar, it’s an event ideal for motorsport enthusiasts, corporate gatherings or a day out with friends and family. Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, it’s the ultimate summer party marrying sport and glamour. In this article we take a look at some tips for getting to Goodwood Festival of Speed to ensure you make the most of your experience.

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Where and when is the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is located at Goodwood House in West Sussex from the 11th – 14th July. 

What do you do at the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

If you’ve never attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed before, you might be wondering just what there is to do. The main things to partake in include:

Hill Climb: This is the main event many come for and is where various cars and motorcycles race up the hill in timed runs. These include everything from historic vehicles to modern supercars and Formula 1 cars. Whether you’re a motor enthusiast or not, this is one such event you don’t want to miss.

Exhibitions and Displays: All around Goodwood FoS are a number of static displays featuring classic cars, modern vehicles, and cutting-edge automotive technology. Manufacturers often unveil new models here so it’s well worth wandering around to see some of the newest models in motoring.

The Supercar Run: A showcase of the latest supercars, which are driven up the hill, often by professional drivers or celebrities. This is an adrenaline-fueled, fast part of the event and not something you’ll want to miss!

F1 Paddock: This is a dedicated area where you can get up close to Formula 1 cars and sometimes meet drivers and team members depending on the time you get there.

Rally Stage: This is the area where rally cars from different eras take on a challenging off-road course – it’s great to watch!

Stunt Shows: Various stunt drivers and motorcycle riders perform thrilling tricks and routines.

Air Displays: Aerial displays featuring historic and modern aircraft, adding an extra dimension to the festival.

Cartier Style et Luxe: A prestigious concours d’elegance where some of the world’s most beautiful and rare cars are judged on their style and condition.

Future Lab: An exhibition showcasing the latest advancements in technology and innovation, not just in the automotive world but in various fields.

Merchandise and Food Stalls: Numerous stalls selling automotive memorabilia, merchandise, and a wide variety of food and drinks are available. It’s a great idea to wander around and see what you fancy!

How to get to the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Being such a large and popular event, it should come as no surprise that getting to the event can be busy. This is why we recommend heading there via a luxury car service of chauffeur. Here at UK Chauffeur Force we can pick you up from your desired location, whether this be your house, office or a hotel, drop you off and pick you up again once the day is over. With a fleet of luxury vehicles for you to take your pick from, it means you can avoid the crowds and ride in comfort and style. 

We’ve all been on public transport when a big event is on, particularly in the summer and not only is the heat and overcrowding unbearable, but the queues to even get to the trains or buses themselves can be a nightmare. With us, your booked driver will pick you up from the designated point without you having to battle through throngs of festival-goers, where you can sink into comfortable seats, feel cool air con on your face and be transported without having to think about a thing. 

You can also travel by train to Goodwood, with the quickest way from London being Waterloo to Havant, then heading to Chichester, but you can also get regular services from London Victoria. Once you get to Chichester Train Station, there are regular shuttle bus services to take you to the event. You can also take the bus to Chichester bus station then get a shuttle bus or. by air, where you can fly into the Goodwood Aerodrome.

Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the top events in the calendar and not one to be missed. To book your tickets click here and to find out more about our luxury car service and how to get to Goodwood Festival of Speed, click here to get in touch. We’d love to answer any questions you might have and get you booked in for a stress-free journey to and from the festival.