Chelmsford City Racecourse is situated in Great Leighs, 5 miles north of Chelmsford in the heart of Essex and offers free parking to all our customers.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the 150 acre racecourse site has excellent transport links via the A131, A120 and M11. The car park is situated at the Main Entrance off the A131 bypass.

Disabled parking is available with Blue Badge holders given forward parking in the car park nearest to the Ticket Office. This parking area is subject to capacity on the day and is allocated on a first come, first served basis only. We have 30 dedicated disabled parking bays directly adjacent to the ticket office which provide closer proximity to the racecourse entrance. Blue Badges must be clearly displayed at all times. For those with disabled passengers, we allow and recommend drivers drop off guests before parking in the main car park. All car parking is at the car owners risk.

The postcode for the main car park is CM3 1QP.




Local taxis are available to book to and from the racecourse. 

The racecourse is approximately a 20 minute drive in a taxi from Chelmsford railway station and 10 minutes from Braintree railway station.

Our closest air connection is Stansted Airport ,which is approximately 20 minute drive in a taxi.




Chelmsford bus station is less than a two minute walk from Chelmsford railway station. The No. 70 and No. 352 bus runs through Great Leighs and on to Braintree. We no longer have a shuttle bus service running between the racecourse and Great Leighs.

Please note, we would encourage any customer wishing to use the public bus service to arrange a taxi from the drop off point in Great Leighs. The racecourse does not recommend accessing the racecourse on foot due to the busy A131 dual carriageway.



Trains from London to Chelmsford and Braintree run regularly from Liverpool Street station.

Where to Stay


Chelmsford City Racecourse is positioned in an ideal spot between Braintree and Chelmsford, near the town of Great Leighs. There are various accommodation options available.

For hotels near the racecourse, please click here to look on Hotels Combined.


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