Travel Information

By Car

Pontefract Racecourse is located 1/2 a mile from Junction 32 of the M62.

Follow the signs for Pontefract Town Centre from the motorway and the Racecourse entrance is the fourth exit off the first roundabout.

For Sat Nav purposes the postcode for the Racecourse is WF8 4QD

By Rail

Mainline stations at Leeds, Wakfield and York all connect with local services to Pontefract.

There are 3 stations in Pontefract.

Pontefract Tanshelf is opposite Pontefract Park and is a 5 minute walk from the Racecourse.

Pontefract Baghill and Pontefract Monkhill are located in the centre of Pontefract. They are 5 minutes away from from the Racecourse be taxi.

Glasshoughton Station is approximately 2 miles away from the course at the Junction 32 Retail Park and the Xscape complex.

By Bus

Buses run from Leeds, Doncaster and Pontefract Bus Stations to a stop just outside the Racecourse.

There are buses to Pontefract Bus Station from Leeds Bond Street, Wakefield, Tadcaster and Selby Bus Stations

By Air

The nearest commercial airports are: Doncaster (Robin Hood) Airport - 25 miles away

Leeds/Bradford Aiport - 28 miles away

If you are planning to arrive by helicopter, please contact the Racecourse.


There are many accommodation options available to those visiting Pontefract racecourse. Booking well in advance of race days is highly reccommended, why not begin your accommodation search at

Pontefract Park Race Co Ltd
Pontefract Park
Park Road
West Yorkshire
Tel: 01977 781307
Web: Pontefract Racecourse
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