What are the dates of the Farnborough Airshow 2012?
Monday 9 to Thursday 12 July – The Airshow is open to trade aerospace professionals only
Friday 13 July – the Airshow is open to trade aerospace professionals as well as Jubilee Day Pass holders and Enthusiasts Day tickets holders.
Sat 14 – Sun 15 July – the Airshow is open to public visitors
What time does the show start and end?
Please see the table below of opening hours. Please note that car parks will be open from 7.30am.
|Monday 9th July||1000hrs – 1600hrs|
|Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th July||0930hrs – 1730hrs|
|Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th July||0930hrs – 1730hrs|
How much are public tickets?
Adult advance purchase: £35 per ticket inc. VAT (booking fees and transaction charges apply).
Adult on-day purchase: £41 per ticket inc. VAT
Children under 16 are admitted free with a ticket-holding adult
Grandstand tickets advance purchase only: £13.50 per ticket inc. VAT
Other upgrade options are also available, please click here for more information.
What is the Grandstand?
The grandstand is a tiered seated area positioned in an ideal location for viewing the flying display. This area is not sheltered.
Grandstand tickets must be bought for both adults and children.
Please click here for more information.
How do I book tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online from www.farnborough.com or through our dedicated ticket agent - hotline 0844 858 6752. Please note that Jubilee Day, Enthusiasts Day and Diamond Paddock tickets can only be purchased online at www.farnborough.com.
Who do I contact if I haven’t received my tickets?
Is there a group discount?
Is there a whole weekend ticket?
Currently, it is not possible to purchase a whole weekend ticket that will give you admittance on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are not day specific so you can attend either day or purchase two tickets to attend both days.
What is Enthusiasts Day and Jubilee Day?
To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee, the organisers have decided to release a limited number of tickets to the general public on Friday 13th July, giving people the opportunity to visit the exhibition halls which will be closed to the public at the weekends and enjoy an extended flying display.
Tickets for both are limited and will be sold on a first-come-first-served-basis.
Only Friends of Farnborough members and Key Publishing subscribers are eligible to buy Enthusiast Day tickets and includes grandstand seating. To become a Friend of Farnborough click here.
How can I buy a ticket for Enthusiasts Day and Jubilee Day?
Click here to purchase your tickets.
Why aren’t there any child tickets available for Enthusiasts and Jubilee Day or for the Diamond Paddock for Friday 13th July.
Children are admitted to the show on Enthusiasts/Jubilee Day, but will be charged the same rate as an adult.
Do you book a ticket for a specific day?
You will be supplied a ‘Pass’ if you attend the show on the Friday (Enthusiasts/Jubilee Day Tickets). Weekend tickets are not dated. If you purchased a weekend ticket you could either come on Saturday or Sunday.
Can I visit the airshow in the week?
No. The trade week is strictly open to trade aerospace professionals only. However, on Friday 13th July, a limited number of tickets are available for purchase by the general public. Eligible aviation enthusiasts can purchase tickets for the Enthusiasts’ Day and Diamond Paddock (click here to find out more) and Jubilee Day tickets are also available.
Is the show the same on both days?
The format of the show is the same on both days. The aircraft display may vary slightly on each day and all aircraft are subject to change.
When are the aircraft in the flying display confirmed?
A provisional list will be available and on the website from late spring 2012.
What time does the flying display start and end?
The flying display starts at approximately 12.30hrs and runs for about 5 hours.
How do I get to the site?
Please see the information below regarding travelling to the Farnborough International Airshow. Alternatively, you can download and print a map here.
From London Airports
From Gatwick Airport, take Thames Train Service to North Camp Station. The train journey is approximately 50 minutes.
From Heathrow Airport, take the London General Express Coach Service direct to the show. For full details of this service and to purchase tickets online visit www.goaheadlondon.co.uk/farnborough or telephone +44 (0) 20 8545 6110
The Farnborough International Airshow is within easy reach of three stations: Farnborough Main, North Camp and Aldershot. A free shuttle bus service will run from these stations to the show site. Both North Camp and Farnborough stations are fully accessible for those with wheelchairs or pushchairs.
South West Trains
Travel to Farnborough International Air Show by train and save £5 on your entry ticket.
South West Trains run frequent services to Farnborough from London Waterloo, Weymouth, Bournemouth and Southampton. If you are travelling to the show in a group, you can save up to 50% on your train travel. When 3 or 4 people travel together off-peak, only 2 pay with South West Trains GroupSave discount. You can add up to 4 accompanying children for just £2.00 each!
For all information and train times go to www.southwesttrains.co.uk To reserve disabled assistance, please telephone 0800 5282 100 at least 24 hours before your journey.
By Coach Service
Pick up Go-ahead London’s Express Coach Service direct to the Farnborough show site from various locations around Central London including St Prancas International and Euston stations, Victoria Coach and Rail Station. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of travel from the bus driver. Full details of bus stop locations and tickets are available from www.goaheadlondon.co.uk/farnborough or by calling +44 (0) 20 8545 6110. Or click here to download and print a Coach Time Table.
National Express is also running dedicated coach services to the event from across the UK with adult and child fares are available. For more information and to book, visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 08717 81 81 81 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or pop into your local outlet.
Due to the high number of visitors to the show, we strongly advise you travel by public transport to avoid congestion. However, should you choose to travel by road, the Farnborough International Airshow is located on the A325, accessible from the M3 and A31. During the period of the exhibition there will be a special routes in the immediate vicinity of Farnborough, clearly sign posted. Visitors driving from London should allow at least two hours’ journey time. Click here to download a map detailing how to travel to the site.
Is car parking available at the event?
There is ample parking for visitors and parking is free. Some car parks are located at different ends of the aerodrome and may require a short walk to the main exhibition area. There are free shuttle buses running from car parks situated further away from the Airfield direct to the show site.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Parking is free.
What time do car parks open and close?
Car parks will open at 7am and close at 7pm each day.
Coach parking – do coaches have to pay to park?
Free coach parking is available in the Claycart Coach Park located close to the site. There are free shuttle buses running from the car park direct to the show site. Follow road signs to direct you to the Coach Park.
Will there be signposts and directions on site?
The showground is very well signposted both inside and out. A map of the showground and its facilities will be available for the show organizers’ office or certain points within the main exhibition area.
How can I find accommodation?
Aldershot Tourist Information Centre can help find suitable accommodation or contact the organizers official accommodation provider, Zibrant.
Aldershot Tourist Information Centre
Phone: + 44 (0)1252 320968
Fax: + 44 (0)1252 320269
Official Accommodation Provider
Tel: +44(0)1332 285507
If I stay in Hampshire for the whole weekend, what else can I do in the local area?
Farnborough is located in Hampshire – an English county that offers a rich portfolio of stunning countryside and coastal scenery, historic cities, exceptional food and some of the UK’s most picturesque villages. For more information go to www.visit-hampshire.co.uk.
What facilities are there for disabled visitors?
Disabled facilities include:
Disabled car park
Disabled viewing platform
Disabled toilets across the show site
Show mobility (for the hire of wheelchairs and motorised scooters)
Medical assistance if required from First Aid Points
Whilst we do not allow animals on site, guide dogs or assistance dogs are permitted.
The Static Aircraft Display area is on tarmac with level access.
As a disabled visitor, can I bring my carer with me?
Airshow organisers will give one complimentary ticket to carers or companions accompanying registered disabled visitors. To register for this offer please contact the organisers’ office on +44 (0)1252 532800. You will need to supply us with your public show ticket booking reference number and a disability registration number. We will then mail one complimentary Carer ticket to you, free of charge.
What type of food can I buy on site?
A variety of food outlets on site will cater for all tastebuds. A restaurant located in the main exhibition area offers hot and cold buffet options. In addition to this a number of coffee shops are located in the halls, outdoor food courts offering fast food, vegetarian and international cuisines.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes, or you can pre-order a picnic via the website and pick it up on site. Click here to find out more information.
Where can I pick up my pre-ordered picnic?
Your picnic will be available from the collection point at the Diamond Paddock enclosure. The location of Diamond Paddock enclosure will be clearly sign-posted throughout the site and on the Airshow map.
Can I bring my dog to the airshow?
No. Because of the noise and time of year, we also kindly request that visitors do not bring their dogs and leave them in cars parked in the car park. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.
Are there baby changing facilities?
Yes. A number of changing facilities are available around the site. The location map will indicate where these areas are.
Can I smoke at the airshow?
Smoking is not permitted in any of the halls, chalets, restaurants or in close proximity to aircraft.
Is there a pharmacy on site?
No, however, there is a medical centre and a shop that sells paracetamol and simple first aid items.
What do I do if I hurt myself?
Medical Services throughout the site are provided by the Event Medicine Company. In event of injury or illness locate the Medical Centre or contact any of the Organisers or Security Staff who will arrange assistance.
When will the 2012 DVD be available for purchase?
You can pre-order your Airshow DVD from the official merchandise outlet during the show or from www.farnborough.com. The DVD will be available from September 2012.
Is there event merchandise on site?
Yes. Event programmes and DVD will also be available to buy online at www.farnborough.com after the event.
What should I do if I become separated from my child?
Any lost children would be taken to the Lost Children Facility which is co-located with the onsite medical centre. If a child is lost, then the adult should report to the medical centre, organizers office or locate any of the show organisers/police at the show. The show control office monitors the show activities via CCTV. Tip: Place your name and mobile number on the child wrist band you were provided when you purchased your tickets or ask at the entrance gate when entering the site.
What happens in the event of extreme weather? Will the show still go ahead?
The flying display will take place if it is raining, however, the organisers retain the right to cancel any part of the flying display due to adverse weather conditions.