Sunderland Airshow 2019 26/07/2019 to 28/07/2019

How to get here

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

Park and Ride

Park and Ride will operate from 3 different sites throughout the weekend. Use the postcodes provided to get you there, park up and get on a bus that drops you right at the event site.  The Take Off Enclosure is approximately a 2 minute walk from Park and Ride 1 and 2, and a 10 minute walk from Park and Ride 3.

The cost is £2.50 per person, return. Under 5s travel free. Card and contactless payments are taken on the buses. 

All the buses on the Airshow Park & Ride have space for 1 wheelchair or up to 2 pushchairs, but at busy times, customers may be asked to fold their pushchair or wait for the next bus.

We'll have staff at each Park & Ride site and at each bus stop at the Airshow to answer any questions.

When you arrive at the Airshow site, your Park & Ride bus will pick you up at the same stop for your return journey

Park and Ride 1 - Deptford Terrace (SR4 6DD) to Recreation Park

Friday 26 July

Every 20 minutes 2pm-4pm, Every 10 minutes 4pm-11pm

Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July

Every 15 minutes 9am- 10am

Every 7 minutes 10am-6pm

Every 15 minutes 6pm- 7pm


Park and Ride 2 - Fulwell Quarry (SR5 2QP) to Recreation Park

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Every 15 minutes 9am- 10am

Every 7 minutes 10am-6pm

Every 15 minutes 6pm- 7pm


Park and Ride 3 – Herrington Country Park (DH4 7EL) to Bungalow Café

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Every 15 minutes 9am- 10am

Every 7 minutes 10am-6pm

Every 15 minutes 6pm- 7pm



This year Seaburn Showfield (next to Morrisons on the seafront, SR6 8EW and then follow the temporary road signage) is open for parking on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28. Click here to buy tickets. Cost is £10 per car, and the car park is within walking distance of the event site.

The streets surrounding the airshow site will be closed to traffic.

Information on road closures and parking options will be available nearer the time.

Disabled Parking

Free disabled parking is available at the rear of Morrisons (SR6 8AA) and Seaburn Showfield (SR6 8EW) and follow temporary road signage). Pre-booking is not required. A blue badge must be displayed in the vehicle.


An express Stagecoach service to the Sunderland International Airshow will run on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, providing a direct link between Sunderland City Centre and the popular regional event.

With single tickets available from just £2.10 (or £3.50 for a return), the 510 service calls at Fawcett Street, Wheatsheaf, Stadium of Light Metro, Seaburn Metro and the Airshow (Seaburn Recreation Ground) and will run every few minutes from 10am until 7pm. Free national concessionary passes, Day Rovers, Network One passes and Sunderland dayrider and megarider tickets are also valid to travel on the 510 service


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

When leaving the event 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?

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