Airshows at Goodwood

2024 Festival of Speed and Revival airshows at Goodwood

Goodwood Airshows

Red Arrows at Festival of Speed, 2015

Red Arrows arriving at the Festival of Speed

The two main flying days are both wings and wheels events and are the leaders in their class: Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Goodwood Revival, usually in September, has a focus on F1, GT and saloon cars and motor cycles dating from 1966 or before. These cars are often driven by current and past champions, reviving the days when the Goodwood was home to the primary race circuit in the UK.

The air displays usually include wartime aircraft and there are around 30 pre-1966 aircraft on static display in the 'Freddie March Spirit of Aviation'.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed is usually in early July, typically dependant on the date of the British F1 Grand Prix. It generally includes fewer but newer aircraft, such as the Red Arrows, again against the background of a massive range of motors and all things 'speed', including bikes.

See either the Goodwood Revival or the Goodwood Festival of Speed page for more details of the specific event.

Goodwood Airshows 2024
Goodwood Festival of Speed,11 - 14 July 2024
Goodwood Revival, 6 - 8 September 2024
Alternatively, see the British Airshows calendar for a full list of all British airshows in 2024

About Goodwood

The Goodwood estate comprises the historic Goodwood House and estate, with a racecourse, park, hotel with health club, and an airfield surrounded by an active motor circuit.

The airfield, known during WWII as Westhampnett, was a busy satellite station to Tangmere and was the airfield from which Douglas Bader flew his last mission.

The airfield is situated between the south downs and The Solent, well clear of controlled airspace, and now provides flying lessons and a base for private aircraft as well as events with a flying element.

Getting to Goodwood Shows

By car

Postcode for Sat Nav is PO18 0PX, but ignore it in favour of event signs when you get close.


There are links to other route planners in the Travel Advice section.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Chichester, with services from London Victoria. Alternatively, trains from Waterloo go to Haslemere about 30 minutes from Goodwood. Taxis are available at the stations. There is a special bus service from Chichester station to the show.

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Hotels near Goodwood

It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.

The location is already built in to the link but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.


Some Options

There are four Premier Inn hotels within 15 miles, the nearest of which is in Chichester.

Travelodge have five hotels within ten miles. The nearest is in Chichester, about two miles from the show location.

Click any of the blue names to go to the corresponding web site. The links already have the location built in, but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.

Weather for the Goodwood area

UK Met Office Forecast

A full 7 day Goodwood weather forecast from the UK Met Office

BBC Forecast

A 14-day forecast from the BBC

What the forecasts tell you

The Met Office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.

The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.

Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.

2024 Show Basics


Festival of Speed
11-14 July
6-8 September

Airshow links

Goodwood's web site

Tickets in 2024

Available from 6th Novemebr 2024


Sat Nav PO18 0PH

Driving Directions

For links to other travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting There' tab


Photos taken at some Goodwood shows