Sunderland Airshow 2018 27/07/2018 to 29/07/2018

How to get here

For most people, the safest and easiest way to get to #SunAirshow is by public transport.


The streets surrounding the airshow site will be closed to traffic. Click here to see a map of road closures.

Make your travel a little more convenient by booking a seafront parking space.  Park in Seaburn Showfield all day from 9am to 7pm on Saturday or Sunday for a single flat rate of £10.80 (inclusive of booking fee). Follow the road signage for Seafront Parking, and access is via Lowry Road SR6 8ZZ and Morrison’s supermarket car park.

Click here to book tickets,  select ‘buy tickets’ for the day you wish to purchase, and then select Seafront Parking.

Blue Badge parking: Limited blue badge parking is available on site at the rear of Morrisons Supermarket with spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. A limited amount of spaces are also available in Seaburn Showfield and these can be pre-booked free of charge via the above link. There is also a small amount of blue badge parking on Marine Walk.

Park and Ride

Friday 27th July

Park at the Stadium of Light and catch the PR3 to the Bungalow Cafe for all the action on Friday evening.  Buses start at 2pm and run every 20 minutes until 4pm, then every 10 minutes throughout the evening with the last bus leaving the Bungalow Cafe at 11pm.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July

Over the weekend, there are 4 Park & Ride sites to choose from with buses running frequently throughout the day and plenty of them to keep you on the move.

Park at Downhill Sports Complex (PR1), Fulwell Quarry (PR2) or the Stadium of Light (PR3) with buses running every few minutes from 9am to Recreation Park at Seaburn.  Buses will run until 8pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

You can also park at Deptford Terrace, next to the Queen Alexandra Bridge (PR4) with buses running every few minutes from 10am to the Bungalow Cafe.  Buses will run until 8pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Park & Ride Prices

£2.50 return per person (under 5’s travel free).  Pay the driver when you board the bus and keep your ticket safe for the return journey. You can pay with contactless card to save on carrying change for your bus fare.

Unfortunately, concession passes can’t be used on the Airshow Park & Ride bus services.

General Information

All the buses on the Airshow Park & Ride services will be low floor, easy access and we can accommodate one wheelchair on each bus or up to two unfolded pushchairs.At busy times, customers may be asked to fold pushchairs or wait for the next bus to load.

Once you arrive at the Airshow site, the bus will leave from the same stop for your return journey back to the Park & Ride site.


Information from Go North East on additional bus services.

Getting There From Teesside, Peterlee, Seaham, Chester-le-Street or Sunderland South/City Centre

Catch your usual Go North East bus to Sunderland’s Park Lane Interchange or Fawcett Street and then catch the A1 Express – running up to every 10 minutes from 9.35am on Saturday and Sunday and limited stop to Seaburn Park.  Our A1 route also runs every 15 minutes on Friday 27th July from 5.30pm.

Buses return from Seaburn Park up to every 10 minutes from 12.30pm over the weekend until 6pm and every 15 minutes from 7.45pm until 10.30pm on Friday evening.

Getting There From Washington, Concord & Sulgrave

Catch our A2 Express from Washington Galleries, Concord Bus Station, Sulgrave Village Centre or The Peel Centre and then limited stop to Seaburn Park.  Buses run every 30 minutes from Washington Galleries, starting at 9.30am and running until 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Buses return from Seaburn Park every 30 minutes from 2.30pm until 6pm over the weekend.

Getting There From Durham, The Raintons, Houghton-le-Spring, East Herrington or South Shields

Catch our Prince Bishops 20/20A buses to The Grange at Fulwell and then walk to Seaburn Seafront or change at Sunderland Interchange onto the A1 Express to Seaburn Park.  Buses on the 20/20A will be running up to every 10 minutes on Saturday daytime, up to every 15 minutes on Sunday daytime and every 30 minutes on Friday evening.

Airshow A1 Express – Sunderland City Centre to Seaburn Park

The A1 zooms you from Sunderland City Centre to Seaburn Park with frequent buses over the weekend.  Buses leave from Park Lane Interchange and Fawcett Street in the City Centre and then run non-stop to Seaburn Park, dropping you at the heart of the Airshow.  Whether you’re changing from another Go North East bus or parking in the City Centre, the A1 is your fast and frequent way to the Airshow.

On Friday 27th July, buses start 5.30pm and run every 15 minutes during the evening with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 10.30pm.

On Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July, buses start at 9.35am and run at least every 10 minutes throughout the day with the last bus leaving Seaburn at 6pm.

Airshow A2 Express – Washington Galleries, Concord & Sulgrave to Seaburn Park

The A2 flies frequently from Washington Galleries, Concord Bus Station, Sulgrave Village Centre and The Peel Centre to Seaburn Park with buses running every 30 minutes over Airshow weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, buses start at 9.30am and run every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving Seaburn Park at 6pm.


Nearest Metro station to the heart of the airshow is Seaburn, a 15-minute walk to the seafront.

When leaving #SunAirshow Seaburn, St Peter's and Stadium of Light are all within easy reach depending where you are on the site. Additional Metro trains will be running.


If you're travelling to Sunderland by rail, you can take the Metro without needing to leave the station or you can walk to the seafront in 30 minutes.

Supported by

Sunderland City Council

Did you know?

Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.


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