If you're getting the train to the Royal International Air Tattoo, the best station is Swindon, which is served by fast, direct trains from London, Oxford, Wales and the west. You can reach RAF Fairford via a dedicated shuttle bus from Swindon bus station, which is a five-minute walk away via Wellington Street and Manchester Road. The shuttle costs £3 per person. There is also park and ride service from Gloucester and Cheltenham for £5.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 20:30|
|Saturday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Café Cold drinks vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
Located by the ticket office
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||578|
|Cycle storage spaces||160|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Platforms1/2/3/4, short stay car park, at the front of the station and Milkbank.
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
lift access to all platforms, step free access to ticket office
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.
Every July, the Royal International Air Tattoo lights up the skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. This is the world's largest military air show, and has been supporting the Royal Air Forces Association for over four decades - originally set up by two volunteers in 1971, today it is organised by a 3,500 plus team of aviation and event management experts. A charitable event with entertainment at its core, the tattoo features hundreds of military aircraft from all over the world, from RAF Typhoons to the Russian Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunship. The weekend's highlight is without doubt the daily flying displays, which are nothing short of fantastic - coloured vapours fill the skies as all manner of aircraft loop and soar overhead. The 2015 event, its 30th anniversary, featured over 250 aircraft including Vulcan and Tornado jets, plus a display by the legendary Red Arrows. And there's more than just aircraft - you can drop in on the Vintage Village, packed with retro vehicles, shopping and entertainment, or watch and try out action sports in the Adrenalin Zone. So if you're into flying machines, high-speed excitement or just a great family day out, this is the place to be.