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How to get to the Farnborough Air Show 2014

Whether you're coming by plane, train, car or bus, we've put together a guide of how to get to the Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough Air Show

The Farnborough Air Show attracts people from far and wide, with a number of visitors coming from overseas.

With that in mind, here's a guide as to how to get to Farnborough Airport for this year's show:

By train

Farnborough Main: The closest station to the airport, Farnborough Main is on the mainline from London Waterloo to Basingstoke. For the trade days from Monday July 14  to Friday July 18, South West Trains will put on three non-stop trains from the capital to Farnborough. They will leave Waterloo at 7.20am, 7.58am and 8.18am. On Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20, extra services, with additional carriages, will stop at Farnborough Main in both directions. These will complement the service the station has already which features four trains an hour, in each direction. So if you're coming from places such as Fleet, Winchfield, Hook, Brookwood, Woking, Basingstoke, or even from London or the west, this is the station to go to.

North Camp: Four miles away from Farnborough Airport is North Camp, on the line between Guildford and Reading. Two trains an hour serve the station but operator First Great Western will not be putting on any additional services during the course of the event. Trains from North Camp go to Reading (making it ideal for visitors coming from the North and the Midlands) and to Guildford, Redhill and Gatwick Airport (for visitors coming from the South East or flying in).

Aldershot: On the line from London Waterloo to Alton, Aldershot station is the ideal station to go to for those from towns such as Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Frimley, Alton and Ascot who don't fancy being stuck in traffic jams. The station has a half-hourly service to Waterloo and Alton, and a half-hourly service to Ascot and Guildford.

Organisers are putting on free shuttle buses from all of these stations to the air show at Farnborough Airport.

South West Trains
 

By bus

Stagecoach: The company's Gold route 1 from Camberley to Aldershot serves Farnborough every 10 minutes. On Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20, the company will be putting on extra vehicles along this route.

Fleet Buzz: The yellow and black bus operator has a number of routes going into Farnborough. These include the 41 which runs hourly Monday-Friday to Ash and the 42 which runs hourly to Southwood Monday-Saturday.

Go-Ahead London: Coaches will run every 30 minutes from 7.15am-9.15am on Saturday and Sunday. Picking up from St Pancras International, and Euston stations as well as Baker Street, Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate, the journey will take around two hours. There are also buses running from London Victoria via Kensington and a Hatton Cross service. During the trade days, coaches will run from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

Stagecoach bus
Stagecoach bus
    

By car

Farnborough Airport is located along the A325 and only a few miles from the M3 and A31. Organisers will signpost the route visitors should take when driving to the air show with a free shuttle bus running from the general car park to the show. For those using sat navs, GU14 6AZ will take you to the Queen's Roundabout with signs navigating for the rest of the way from there.

Anyone travelling from London is advised to allow at least two hours as it can get a little busy.

Traffic jam
Cars
 

By plane

Heathrow: Go-Ahead London will be running coach services directly to the air show.

Gatwick: First Great Western trains run every half an hour. Passengers should alight at North Camp for a free shuttle bus.

Aeroplane
 

 
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