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Fans surround the 6th tee at Royal Troon

Royal Troon | 14 - 21 July 2024

GETTING THERE

Travelling to The 152nd Open

The 152nd Open will be played at Royal Troon from 14-21 July 2024.

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to attend throughout the week. To minimise road traffic congestion and reduce the Championship’s carbon footprint, The R&A is recommending that spectators consider the use of public transport, which will be significantly enhanced for travel convenience, or car share with others in their group. Those staying in the local area should consider active travel (walking, wheeling or cycling).

There will be no public car parking available at Royal Troon or in the immediate surrounding area. All public parking will be provided at managed Park & Ride sites, with the exception of pre-booked Blue Badge parking (see the ‘Car and Motorbike Parking’ section for details).

 

Local Area Restrictions

To assist with traffic management and reduce congestion in the vicinity of Troon, temporary traffic regulations and parking restrictions will be introduced. These will be enforced by Ayrshire Roads Alliance and Police Scotland in order to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, assist traffic flow and increase safety and security for all road users.

Royal Troon

Public Transport & Active Travel

By Rail

ScotRail provides train services on routes across Scotland to Troon – the nearest station to the course – and capacity on this line will be significantly increased during the week of The Open, with services running earlier in the morning to help fans catch the earlier tee times and at least five trains per hour during peak times. Connections from the wider rail network to Troon are available at Kilmarnock (from Dumfries and Carlisle), and Glasgow Central for all other destinations. Troon Station is located approximately 1.3km from the main spectator entrance to The 152nd Open and a Golflink bus service will be available to transport passengers to and from the course.

Train services are expected to be busy during The 152nd Open so please ensure you leave plenty of time to travel. Rail timetables for Championship week will be published here when available. Golflink tickets are available to purchase now on the ScotRail website - please select 'Golflink (QGL)' as the destination station when using the journey planner. This ticket price includes the cost of the return bus journey to the course and fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to reduce queuing time at the station.

Assistance is available for passengers with additional accessibility requirements. Information on accessible train travel and booking passenger assistance can be found on the ScotRail website.

A train runs past the 11th hole at Royal Troon
Spectator Advice

Attending The 152nd Open? Explore the latest spectator advice ahead of your trip to Royal Troon.

Spectator Advice

By Bus

Troon is part of the local public bus network, which connects to many local accommodation hubs around Ayrshire, including Ayr, Dundonald, Irvine and Kilmarnock, with an interchange at Kilmarnock for services to Glasgow.

Stagecoach is the operator of the 14 service, which connects Troon to Irvine and Ayr and stops on South Beach (from the Ayr direction) or Bentinck Drive (from the Irvine direction), which are approximately 400m and 150m, respectively, from the main public entrance to The 152nd Open.

Stagecoach also operates the 10, 110 and X78 services, which link Troon to Dundonald, Kilmarnock and Glasgow. These services stop on Portland Street in Troon Town Centre, which is approximately 1.8km from the main public entrance to The 152nd Open.

Tickets can be purchased on buses or via the Stagecoach Bus app. Further information on planning your journey, including accessibility assistance, timetables and tickets valid for multiple journeys, can be found on the Stagecoach website. All local buses accept contactless payments.

A bus at St Andrews in 2015

By Bicycle

National Cycle Route 7 (NCR7) runs right past Royal Troon Golf Club and links to Prestwick, Ayr, Irvine and Kilwinning. National Cycle Route 73 links Kilmarnock to Ardrossan and connects with NCR7 in Irvine to join the route to and from Troon. A free cycle park will be provided close to the main public entrance to The 152nd Open. Please follow the blue cycle route signage to Troon on NCR7 then look out for signs for Bicycle Parking on approach to The Open. Please use the free cycle park and do not lock bicycles to perimeter fencing as they may be removed for security reasons. For further information on the cycle network in the local area, please visit the Sustrans website.

By Bike 2

By Road

There will be no public car parking at Royal Troon or in the immediate surrounding area. All public parking will be located at The Open Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport spectators to the course.

Spectators choosing to travel to the event by car or motorcycle will be directed to The Open Park & Ride sites by Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and specific black and yellow event signs provided by The AA.

Please note overnight parking is not permitted at The Open Park & Ride facilities.

A park and ride bus at Royal St George
A map of the roads leading to Royal Troon

Directions

From the North/East/West

Follow the M80 and/or M8 towards Glasgow and leave the M8 to follow signs for the M77 towards Kilmarnock. Continue onto the A77 then follow the yellow and black AA signs to ‘The Open Park & Ride’.

From the South

Follow the M6 and/or M74 towards Glasgow and leave the M74 to follow signs for the M77 towards Kilmarnock. Continue onto the A77 then follow the yellow and black AA signs to ‘The Open Park & Ride’.

Gate Opening Times and Park & Ride Service Times

 

Day  Gates Open  Hours of Play 

 First service from P&R to the course

 Last service from the course to P&R

Sunday 14 July 9am Throughout the day 8am 8pm
Monday 15 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Tuesday 16 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Wednesday 17 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Thursday 18 July 6am 6.35am-8.30pm estimated 5.45am 10pm
Friday 19 July 6am 6.35am-8.30pm estimated 5.45am 10pm
Saturday 20 July 7am 8am-7pm estimated 6.45am 9pm
Sunday 21 July 7am 8am-7pm estimated 6.45am 9pm

Car and Motorbike Parking

All public parking will be located at The Open Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport spectators arriving by car or motorbike to the course.

Parking tickets are available to purchase on arrival at a cost of £15 from Sunday 14 to Tuesday 16 July, and £20 from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 July. A £5 discount will be applied to tickets purchased in advance (up to the day before), with tickets available to buy here. Motorbike parking is available at a cost of £5 per day.

A free of charge drop off and pick-up area is provided at each Park & Ride car park for those who wish to drop off and collect friends and family. There is no charge for the use of the dedicated bus service to and from the course.

A pre-booked accessible car park is available for Accessible Parking Permit holders, subject to availability. This car park is on well-drained, flat grass and is located approximately 50m from the spectator entrance to The 152nd Open.

In order to be eligible for free parking, an Accessible Parking Permit such as a Blue Badge or equivalent must be provided in advance as evidence. To apply for accessible parking at The Open, please email accessibility@randa.org.

Please note the deadline for pre-booking accessible parking is 28 June 2024.

For further information please contact The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010 or by emailing accessibility@randa.org. Fans who use British Sign Language (BSL), can contact The Open Customer Service team by using SignVideo BSL Interpreter service. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Minibus Parking

Minibus parking is available at a cost of £40 per day (or £30 if purchased before 28 June 2024) for vehicles measuring between 5 metres and 7.99 metres in length and/or with a seat capacity between 10 and 22 seats. Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.

Coach Parking

Coach parking is available at a cost of £60 per day (or £50 if purchased before 28 June 2024) for vehicles measuring 8 metres or more in length and/or a seat capacity greater than 22 seats. Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.

All minibus and coach parking is located within 1km of the main public entrance to The 152nd Open.

Accessible Coach & Minibus Parking

To pre-book discounted coach or minibus parking please contact The Open Customer Service Team on +44 (0)1334 460010 or email accessibility@randa.org.

The deadline for pre-booked coach and minibus parking is Friday 28 June 2024. If a member of your coach or minibus party holds an Accessible Parking Permit, such as a Blue Badge or equivalent, please ensure this is displayed to the traffic marshals in the Coach Park to enable them to direct you to an appropriate place to drop off and collect passengers close to the main public entrance to The 152nd Open.

By Taxi

There will be a designated taxi rank and private hire drop off/pick-up area in operation for The 152nd Open from 14-21 July. This will be located on Bentinck Drive, approximately 250-300m from the main public entrance. On approach to The Open, ask the driver to follow signs for taxis and private hire vehicles to avoid the road access restrictions. Demand for taxi and private hire vehicles is expected to be high, so it is highly recommended to book in advance.

By Car

By Air

An official helicopter landing site will be in operation at The 152nd Open. Further information will be published here in due course.

Scheduled flights operate to and from a number of airports within easy reach of Troon, including:

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (4 miles/6.5km away)

Glasgow Airport (32 miles/51km away)

Edinburgh Airport (72 miles/115km away)

These airports also accept charter flights. Please contact the airport directly through their websites to book.

By Plane

Accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay around Royal Troon? Visit our accommodation page to get more information on your options.

The Claret Jug at Royal Troon