How can I get to The 152nd Open?

Modified on Wed, 5 Jun at 4:47 PM

A high number of spectators are expected to attend The 152nd Open at Royal Troon in July 2024. To minimise road traffic congestion, The R&A is recommending that spectators consider the use of public transport, which will be 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 Accessible parking.


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 South Ayrshire Council in order to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, assist traffic flow and increase safety and security for all road users.


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 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 and ticket booking information 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.


By Public 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 Craigend Road (from the Ayr direction) or Bentinck Drive (from the Irvine direction), both of which are approximately 150m from the main public entrance to The 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 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.


By Private Vehicle

Spectators choosing to travel to the event by car or motorcycle will be directed to The Open Park & Ride sites.  Spectators travelling to The Open by minivan or camper van, or by private bus will be directed to The Open Coach and Minibus Parking area.


Directions

Directions to parking facilities will be provided by Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and specific black and yellow event signs provided by The AA


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’.


Private Vehicle Parking

Click here for more information about parking at The 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. Check back here closer to the Championship for the exact location. Demand for taxi and private hire vehicles is expected to be high, so it is highly recommended to book in advance.


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 to route to and from Troon. A 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 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 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:

These airports also accept charter flights. Please contact the airport directly via the website to book.

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