The site will open at 0930h on Sunday September 30th. The site closes around 1700.

* Gates open for display entrants at 0800


We have revised our admission charges this year, reducing the headline prices and bringing in concession rates for the first time. This does make change giving more problematical, so kindly try and have the correct change available.
Anyone under 5 is allowed in for FREE.
Anyone 5 or over and under 16, pays £5.

Concessions £13 (with brochure £17). Concession prices are available to anyone with a UB40 card or concessionary bus pass.
Standard admission on the day £14 (with brochure £18).

Valid bus ticket reduction for anyone producing a ticket from skylink, my15, National Express or the EM Parkway Shuttle who will only pay £10 admission.
Carer for disabled visitor: Free (one per disabled visitor) the Disability Living Allowance letter will serve as proof of eligibility.
Family (2 adult/up to 4 children) £30 - (with 2 brochures £35).

Brochures if bought separately £5, Two brochures £7.

Advance purchase ticket sales are now closed.

A limited Early Bird package £40. Admission at 0800. Parking on site by the bus entry gate. Free brochure and Showbus 2018 reflective vest which must be worn. Only 40 early bird packages available on first come, first served basis. Must be prebooked by August 31st. To reserve an early bird package contact us

Late entry (after 1500h) to view exit parade £5, under 16 free.

Separate charges apply for visiting the Grand Prix and Military Vehicle Collections. Proof of being a visitor to SHOWBUS will get you £2 off the standard adult admission of £12. Family rates are also available. Full details of the collection here. The Red Rose SHOWBUS free shuttle bus will take you from SHOWBUS to the Collection.

Car parking is free.

For those arriving on a SHOWBUS exhibit there are specially reduced entry prices which also apply to large parties & excursions. For details click here.


By Bus or Train
Check out our excursions from all over the country
Catch the train or megabusplus to East Midlands Parkway and then the special bus service. Alternatively use the trent barton skylink services from Coalville, Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough & Leicester or trent barton's my15 which links Ilkeston to the airport. All inclusive "zigzag" tickets are available on Trent Barton services all day. If arriving by skylink, the Red Rose FREE shuttle bus will take you from by the Restaurant and F1 collection to the SHOWBUS gate. It will run roughly every 20 minutes from 0940 till 1640.

By Car
Parking is free at Donington.
The car park is located on Melbourne Road. You are greeted at this entrance with flying flags.
Donington Park is located off Junction 23A (A453) of the M1.
From any direction follow the Department of Transport brown signs to Donington Park then the AA signs to the car park.
Car route map
Car park entrance

By Plane
You are advised to catch any "skylink" or my15 bus to the Donington Park entrance where a free shuttle bus will convey you from the Park entrance to the SHOWBUS display.

Other nearby attractions include:
Nottingham & Derby for shopping, East Midlands Airport, National Forest Adventure Farm, Swainswood Leisure Park, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle, Galleries of Justice Museum and Kedleston Hall.