TRAVEL BY ROAD
It is anticipated that, given the high number of spectators likely to attend The Open Championship, the surrounding road network will be busy. The Police are urging all motorists to use the designated traffic routes, which will be clearly signed by the AA. Visitors and spectators are advised to turn off their satellite navigation systems and follow the appropriate signage.
If visitors are travelling from the north, west and Edinburgh, please use the A1 dual carriageway towards Berwick-upon-Tweed. Coaches and Reserved car park label holders should exit at the A1 Bankton junction (A198 to North Berwick) and follow the AA signs to the course. All other cars should continue on the A1 and exit at Oak Tree Junction (Aberlady (A6137)) and thereafter follow signs to the Public Park and Ride car parks.
All visitors approaching from the south and east should follow the A1 towards Edinburgh. Coaches and Reserved car park label holders should exit the A1 at Thistly Cross roundabout (A198 to North Berwick) and follow the appropriate colour coded signs.
All other cars should continue on the A1 and exit at the Abbotsview junction (Athelstaneford (B1343)). Signs will direct drivers to the appropriate car park. Designated motorcycle parking will be available within the various car parks.
Those ignoring the identified routes are likely to experience lengthy delays.
For further information relating to local transportation and live updates please visit the following links:
PARK AND RIDE
Designated routes will lead to Park and Ride facilities operating from all Public car parks. These facilities will reduce delays, allowing motorists to travel free to and from the course on the dedicated buses provided. Police officers will be on hand to assist with these journeys.
Spectators are strongly encouraged to use the Park and Ride facilities to minimise disruption to local traffic and ensure a swift transfer to The Open Championship.
| DAY || OPERATING TIMES |
|Sunday 14th || 8.45am – 6.00pm |
| Monday 15th || 6.45am – 7.30pm |
| Tuesday 16th || 6.45am – 7.30pm |
| Wednesday 17th || 6.45am – 7.30pm |
| Thursday 18th || 5.45am – 9.30pm |
| Friday 19th || 5.45am – 9.30pm |
| Saturday 20th || 6.45am – 7.30pm |
| Sunday 21st || 6.45am – 7.30pm |
Weekly Car Park labels are available at a cost of £60.00. Weekly labels are only available in advance from The R&A and are subject to availability.
Daily Public car parking, payable in advance or on arrival, will cost
£10.00 from Sunday 14 to Tuesday 16 July and £15.00 from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 July.
Park and Ride operating times will be displayed on TheOpen.com.
Daily coach parking, payable on arrival only, will cost £40.00.
PARKING FOR THE DISABLED
Pre-Paid ticket holders who require access to the Disabled Parking Area, are asked to call in advance The R&A Ticket Office (01334 460000) and they will be sent a Disabled Car Park pass.
Disabled visitors with mobility impairments who intend to buy tickets on the day of play are advised to telephone The R&A Ticket Office (01334 460000) for further details on access and car parking arrangements.
All vehicles with either Disabled Parking Labels or a Blue Badge are asked to follow The AA signage to car park Red B. The Police are urging all motorists to use the designated traffic routes, which will be clearly signed by the AA. No stopping or parking is permitted in and around any of the entrances to The Open Championship. Those ignoring the identified routes are likely to experience lengthy delays.
For further information regarding accessibility for the disabled at The Open Championship please view ‘Facilities for the Disabled’ here.
TRAVEL BY RAIL
ScotRail has created an all-inclusive ticket to provide a convenient way to reach The Open. Called GolfLink, the ticket provides train travel to Drem plus a bus link to the course.
An enhanced rail service will be provided; for more details on how to book please go to www.scotrail.co.uk/opengolf, pick up a leaflet at staffed stations or call ScotRail on 08457 55 00 33.
TRAVEL BY AIR
A Helicopter Landing site, managed by Helimates (UK) Ltd, will be available at this year’s Open Championship. The Helipad is located a short walk away from the event, although transport can be provided upon request.
For all operational enquiries please contact Helimates (UK) ltd. Please note that use of the helipad facility will be through prior permission only.
Tel: 07890 026682
Email: email@example.com Helimates are working with Helicharter to assist in the management of the Helipad. Please contact Helicharter for all landing requests.
Tel: 01843 825222
Please note that a number of ‘park and fly’ are being operated. For further information please contact Helimates.
TRAVEL BY BICYCLE
A Bicycle Park is located in Green A Reserved Car Park. Please follow signs for Green A and staff will direct you to the appropriate location. Please note that bicycles are left at owners risk.