Where is Oulton Park? Location, directions & public transport info

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Where is Oulton Park?


This article provides detailed information on Oulton Park’s location, directions for getting there by road and a guide on travelling to the circuit by public transport, train or plane.

Oulton Park postcode

The postcode for Oulton Park circuit is CW6 9BW.

If you put this postcode in Google Maps it will show an area within the circuit itself. However when you set directions to here it will take you via the main entrance gate, which is what you want.

where is Oulton Park?

Oulton Park race track is located in the county of Cheshire. It’s less than an hour drive away from both Liverpool and Manchester to the North, and it is about 90 minutes North West of Birmingham. Oulton Park is over 3 and a half hours’ drive away from London.

Oulton Park location

The nearest village to Oulton Park is Taporley which is less than 10 minutes away by car. If you are camping at Oulton Park and need a few supplies, there are a couple of small local shops here which will stock the essentials.

The nearest town to Oulton Park race track is Winsford which is just under 15 minutes away by car. This is more built up and has a superstore. There is also the larger town of Crewe to the South East of the circuit which is 30 minutes away by car.

The nearest city to Oulton Park circuit is Chester which is directly east of the track and can be reached by car in 30 minutes.

Cheshire local towns and villages including Taporley, Chester, Crewe

how to get to Oulton by car

If you are driving to the circuit either for a trackday at Oulton Park or club race event, you will want to enter the track via the main entrance which is easily accessible from both the A49 and A54.

If you are coming from the South, you will be travelling up the M6 before turning on to the A54. If you’re coming from the North it’s likely you’ll be coming down the M56 before getting on the the A49. Once you’re on the A roads you can follow the brown tourist signs to the Oulton Park location.

If you put  the postcode CW6 9BW in Google Maps or ask it for Oulton Park directions, both will take you in to the circuit via the main entrance.

At larger Oulton Park events such as the BTCC and BSB be warned that if you plan to enter and exit via the main entrance there are likely to be some big traffic jams on the way in and out of the circuit. 

Additionally, some of the grandstands at Oulton Park can be accessed from alternative entrances. To avoid the traffic and for more information on other entrance locations, see our other article on Oulton Park entrances and parking areas.

Oulton Park HGV route

Oulton Park has a specific route it asks HGV and large vehicle drivers to take on the way to the circuit, to help minimize congestion and disruption in the local villages by avoiding some of the smaller local roads. A map of this route can be seen below.

nearest train stations

The nearest train station to Oulton Park is Delamere which is only a 10 minute drive away from the circuit, followed closely by Cuddington and Winsford stations.

Depending which direction you are coming from and what kind of Oulton Park public transport you are planning on using, you will want to aim for different stations. Find out more in the sections below.

Oulton Park nearest train stations

Oulton Park public transport

The Oulton Park location means that getting there by public transport can be challenging as there are no local services around the circuit. Trains will get you pretty close but you need to have pre-arranged the final stages of your journey to get to the circuit itself. 

See below for more details, and also look at using Rome2Rio to help plan your journey and for some detailed Oulton Park directions.

from the North

If you are using public transport to get to the circuit and are coming from the North, you will want to take a train to either Cuddington or Delamere. These are both on a main line from Manchester.

Thanks to the fairly rural Oulton Park location, there is no taxi rank at either Cuddington or Delamere station, nor are there any local buses which serve these stations or the circuit. You need to have pre-booked a taxi from one of the local taxi firms in advance. 

Google Cuddington or Delamere local taxis and you will see a number of different companies. Bear in mind for the big events these companies can get booked up, so book as far in advance as possible. Uber doesn’t really work in this area so don’t rely on that.

Walking from either of these stations to the circuit would take around 90 minutes. A bicycle ride would be around 25 – 30 minutes.

from the South

If you are using public transport and coming from the South, you will want to take a train to Winsford. This is on the main line out of Birmingham New Street and London Euston.

Again there is no taxi rank nor any local buses at Winsford station, so you will need to pre-book a taxi collection from one of the local taxi companies.

Winsford is over a 2 hour walk away from Oulton Park circuit and 35 to 40 minutes on a push bike.

closest airports to Oulton Park

The closest airport to Oulton Park circuit is Manchester Airport which is just over 40 minutes away by car. There are a number of hire car operators based at the airport. If you do hire a car, put the circuit or postcode shown above in Google maps or your satnav and follow the Oulton Park directions.

There is also a train station located at Manchester Airport. From here you can get a train to Winsford station via Crewe, or a direct train to Frodsham which is a 20 minute drive from the circuit. Due to the slightly remote Oulton Park location, both stations would require pre-booking a taxi from a local taxi firm as neither has a taxi rank nor any local buses.

Liverpool John Lennon airport is also close to Oulton Park. There is no train station located directly at the airport, but again there are a number of car hire companies here. The circuit is around 40 minutes away from Liverpool John Lennon airport.

Oulton Park nearest airports

Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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