AIRFIELDS, etc, by Public Transport.

A limit of approximately 30 minutes / 2 miles walk from the nearest station has been applied. As well as railway stations and bus routes, and directions from them, the postcode of the airfield is also given. Bus service details are subject to change, frequencies are Monday to Saturday daytime, many do not operate or are much less frequent on Sundays.

By visiting and putting in the postcode you can get a map of the locality and with a few more clicks an aerial photograph of the locality, which may well indicate where the aircraft park.

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Other useful sites / phone numbers

National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

Traveline (Bus Times) 0870 608 2 608

Public Transport Information links to many county council and bus operator’s sites.




(AB2 0DU)

Stagecoach bus 10 from Aberdeen Bus Station (next to the Railway Station) to the terminal. Also First bus 27  from nearby Guild Street. Both approximately hourly.
BARTON, Greater

Manchester (M22 5PA)

Fitst bus 67 from Manchester City Centre (starts in Cannon Street, by the Arndale Centre) every 10 minutes stop by the airfield entrance. Less frequent bus 100 from the Trafford Centre to Warrington also passes the airfield.

London (SW11 3SS)

Bus 239 from Victoria station to Clapham Junction Passes within 100 yards of the entrance, at the Clapham Junction end of Lombard Street.

(TN16 3BN)

Bus 320 from Bromley South station every 20 minutes, (hourly Sundays). Also bus 464 from New Addington  Tram stop (Croydon Tramlink) and bus R2 from  Orpington station. For 320 and 464 get off after passing the runway threshold, not at the terminal. For R2 get off at the last stop in Jail Lane.

(B36 3QJ)

Rail Station with free bus link to Terminals.  Frequent buses to City Centre.  Indoor spotters viewing area with Ian Allan bookshop (entrance 1) at terminal.

(FY4 2QY)

Short walk from Squires Gate station (Preston to   Blackpool South line), also frequent Blackpool bus 11 From Blackpool town centre (towards St Annes) pass the Terminal; views also from around the supermarket, east of the terminal.

Dorset (BH23 6SE)

Bus from the bus station next to Bournemouth Railway  Station, three times a day (twice Sundays), contact 01202-364000 for times. Otherwise it is a four mile sign posted walk from Christchurch station.
BRISTOL (Lulsgate),

Somerset (BS19 3DY)

Airport ‘Flyer/331’ coach service every 30 mins from Bus Station and Temple Meads Railway station. Also slower First bus 121 (hourly) stops at the terminal en route from Bristol Bus Station and Temple Meads Station to Weston super Mare.

(CF6 9BD)

Cardiff Bus X91 hourly from Cardiff Bus station to the terminal, direct, also Shamrock bus X45, hourly via Barry.

Salop (TF11 8UP).

Short walk from Cosford station (Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury line).

(CV8 3AZ)

TWM bus 21 from Coventry City Centre to St James Lane (every 10 minutes) or bus 1 to Toll Bar End (hourly) drop you near the A45 roundabout at the threshold of the western runway. It is about 10 minutes walk along Rowley Road to the Midland Air Museum. A further 15 minutes walk, turning left in Baginton village will bring you to the old Terminal/GA area. The new terminal / freight area is on the south side, a long walk further round. Infrequent buses 538/9 from Coventry serve a stop opposite the entrance to the GA area.

(MK43 0AL)

Stagecoach buses from Bedford Bus Station hourly (half  hourly at times), also MK Metro buses from Milton Keynes; both stop at Cranfield Institute of Technology, the stop by sports field is nearest the airfield.

Cambs (CB2 4QR)

Free bus service from Cambridge railway station, see the for times. Also 30 mins walk from Whittlesford station.

Leices (DE74 2SA)

Hourly Kinch ‘Airlink Shuttle’bus services from Loughborough Railway Station to Derby Rail and Bus Stations, also Notiingham CT service 5 hourly from Nottingham, both stop at the airport terminal, viewing gallery in the terminal building.

Museum, Lothian

(EH39 5LF)

Bus every two hours from North Berwick (passing close  to the railway station), stop outside the museum building, en-route to Haddington. The buses also pass the microlight strip.

(EH12 9DN)

Frequent Lothian Airlink bus from Waverley Bridge, opposite the top of approach ramps to Edinburgh Waverley station, direct to the terminal.

(EX5 2BD)

Hourly Stahecoach bus 56 from Exeter Bus Station stop at the Airport terminal. Viewing gallery in the terminal  and car parks to the east of it give views.
FILTON, Glos First bus 75 from Bristol city centre (towards Cribbs Causeway), every 12 minutes, stop along the A38.

(PA3 2ST)

Frequent Arriva bus services from Paisley Gilmour  Street station, and direct service from Glasgow Views) every 20 minutes, but does not stop at the terminal. Buchanan Street Bus Station to the terminal. An Arriva bus service from Paisley passes the GA area and along the Eastern perimeter road (from where there are runway

(GL51 6SR)

Stagecoach bus 94 between Gloucester and Cheltenham pass the airport approach road every 15 minutes.
HENDON Museum, Short walk from Colindale (Northern Line) station, or London (NW9 5LL). Bus 303 from Mill Hill Broadway (Thameslink) station.
KEMBLE, Glos./Wilts

(GL7 6BA)

30+ minutes walk from Kemble station. If visiting a fly in, check which entrance is being used, there are two, one on the A429 towards Malmesbury (for Bristol Aero Collection) and one on A433 towards Tetbury.


(TN27 9HX)

30 minutes walk from Headcorn station, follow A274  Towards Tenterden. Also Arriva bus 12 (hourly) from Maidstone and Headcorn to Tenterden pass the end of the runway, 5 minutes walk to the buildings, a small museum is open on Sundays.

(L24 1YD)

Bus every 30 minutes from Liverpool City Centre (stops  close to Lime Street station) direct to the airport terminal.

(E16 2PX)

Royal Albert station on the Docklands Light Railway  gives access to a dockside terrace with seats with excellent views across the dock to the terminal apron. The terminal is 10 minutes walk away around the west threshold. Other access routes to the terminal are bus 69 from Canning Town (Jubilee Line) or 5 minutes walk from Silvertown LCA (North London Line) station. Seats to the east of the terminal allow views of the runway, but not terminal apron.

(CT12 5BS and CT12 5DF)

Hourly Island Hopper bus 38 from Ramsgate Harbour to Birchington station stop at the airport terminal. There are also two museums at the airport.
NETHERTHORPE, Notts(S80 3JQ) 30 minutes walk from Shireoaks station (Sheffield to Worksop line). Turn right to bottom of station car park, for about mile, keep looking ahead and to the right the then first right on to main road, walk on down the hill airfield will come into view.

Wear (NE13 8BZ)

Tyne & Wear Metro serves the airport from Newcastle City centre, there is a viewing gallery in the terminal. For the GA area walk from Callerton Parkway Metro station.
NEWQUAY / ST MAWGAN, Cornwall (TR8 4HP) Western Greyhound Bus 556 from Newquay to Padstow stops at the airport, every two hours Mon to Sat. Summercourt Travel service 910 connects with Ryanair flights, from Newquay, but to Newquay and Truro.

Essex (CM16 6AA)

Arriva bus 501 from Epping (Central line) station, every hourly, get off after passing under M11, walk through retail park to the left. This bus continues to Brentwood Station. On Saturdays there is also ‘Market’ bus 522 every 30 minutes from Harlow Bus Station.

(SP4 6BJ)

Wilts & Dorset/ Stagecoach buses 3,5,6,7,8 and 9 from Salisbury Bus Station, to Old Sarum Beehive (the stop before the roundabout at the Park & Ride), take the road on the right and the airfield entrance is half a mile along on the right. Most of the buses continue beyond Old Sarum stopping at the entrance to Boscombe Down.

(OX5 1RA)

Oxford Bus services 2A/B/C from Oxford Railway and City Centre every 15 minutes (hourly Sundays) terminate at the airport, then five minutes walk further up the main road, to spots which give good views across the parked aircraft.

(SO21 3HB)

30 minutes walk from Micheldever station, (between Basingstoke and Winchester). Turn left in the subway, cross the rusty railway tracks and walk along the terrace of houses to the road, turn left and then right after passing under the A303. The entrance is on the left just before the road joins the A303.

(ME5 9SD)

Various Arriva bus services from Chatham Bus Station pass the airfield, en-route to local estates and Maidstone. The Medway Restoration hanger is open on Sunday morning.
SHOREHAM, West 20-30 minutes walk from Shoreham Railway station. Sussex (BN4 5FJ) Walk south towards the sea and turn right along the A259, after crossing the River Adur a footpath leads off to the right passing under the railway line, the airfield is directly in front of you.

Hants (SO18 2NL)

Southampton Airport Parkway is along side the terminal. Views are available from the terminal, the  Multi-storey car park and of the general aviation area  north of the hangers.  First Bus 101 service from city centre, approx half hourly.

(SS2 6YF)

Arriva buses 7,8,9 from Southend Bus Station, passing both Southend Central and Victoria Rail Stations stop near the terminal. The 7 and 8 continue passing  Rochford station, an alternative interchange point (or about 20 minutes walk to the terminal). The 9 continues to Rayleigh station passing the threshold of runway 06, get off the bus after passing the threshold and walk to the right passed the Essex County Hotel and there are views of aprons reached from the North West Taxiway, not visible from the terminal area.
STAPLEFORD, Essex (RM4 1SJ) Arriva bus 500 from Romford passes the airfield, continuing to Theydon Bois (Central Line) station, Harlow and Stansted Airport.

(DL2 1LU)

Arriva bus74 from from Darlington Town and bus 20 from Middlesbrough and Stockton are both hourly and  terminate at the airport terminal.

Helicopter Museum, Somerset (BS24 8PP)

15 minutes walk from Weston Milton Station, turn right on over bridge at Bristol end of the station and keep walking straight on. First buses 121 and 126 (both hourly) from Weston super Mare town centre stop at the museum entrance. Combined bus/admission tickets have been available in the past, check.