Spectators are strongly advised to use public transport services to get to and from Bray, as traffic restrictions will be in place
By Public Transport
Bray has a substantial public transport network, both north from Dublin and south from County Wicklow and County Wexford. Bray is on the DART Rail Network. The town is also on the mainline Iarnród Éireann rail network which connects north to Connolly Station in Dublin city centre. Six bus companies pass through Bray: Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland on behalf of Transport for Ireland, Bus Éireann, Finnegan’s Bray, Aircoach, St. Kevin’s Bus Service to Glendalough.
Iarnród Éireann Dart has extra services running over the weekend. Additional Dart capacity and services have been added to and from Howth, Malahide, Connolly, Dún Laoghaire and Greystones for the event.
Please note that there may be bus route diversions in place. Please see transportforireland.ie for more information on service updates.
Please plan your journey in advance, and give yourself plenty of time to get to and from Bray. There will be delays which are inevitable so please be patient. You are advised that it is your responsibility to allow an adequate amount of time to get to Bray.
To view public transport timetables, and other relevant information and plan your visit use the Journey Planner here.
Road Closures and Event information
|Description||Sat 23rd||Sun 24th|
|Road Closures; Albert Avenue, Sidmonton Avenue, Convent Avenue, Meath Road, Seapoint Road, Quinsborough Road, Florence Road, Novara Avenue (from Bray Institute Of Further Education (BIFE)), Vevay Road (Southern Cross side) to Putland Road, Newcourt Road and Lower Dargle Road||No restrictions||9:00 am|
|No Parking Permitted, Access or Vehicle Movement on Strand Road. Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event.||From 12 midnight||All-day|
|Event site opens i.e. Funfair, Food & Craft Village, Helicopter Pleasure Flights, PA Announcements etc||12 noon||12 noon|
|Approximate Air Display Start / Finish times – subject to change on the day||Official practice day with some aircraft activity throughout the day||2 pm to 5-6 pm|
|South Car park open – A complimentary shuttle bus will service this car park ONLY. Drop-off / pick up point is close to the event site. Last pick-up from event site is 7:30 pm sharp.||Not open||10:00 am|
|North Car park open||12 noon||10:00 am|
|All event car parks close||8:00 pm||8:00 pm|
|Event Site Closes||10:00 pm||10:00 pm|
The road closures are in place to facilitate residents, safe pedestrian flow, public transport and emergency access for the Bray Air Display. On roads with traffic restrictions, local access will be facilitated where possible.
Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.
The following is the advice to be given to motorists attending the event:
There will be no parking permitted or no vehicle access (including residents and businesses) to the event site at Strand Road on Sunday, July 24th 2022 (from 12 midnight on Saturday, July 23rd 2022). Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event. You are not permitted to leave your car parked overnight. Cars will be towed.
Update as of July 6th 2022 – Deliveries to businesses along Strand Road and adjoining roads will have to be completed prior to 10 am on Sunday, July 24th, 2022.
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES CAUSE TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AND OBSTRUCTION TO MOVEMENT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES. THERE WILL BE STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF ALL ILLEGAL PARKING IN THE AREA BY GARDAI AND SUCH VEHICLES WILL BE IMPOUNDED OR CLAMPED AND WILL BE LIABLE TO A SUBSTANTIAL FINE.
SO PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ILLEGALLY – IN RESTRICTED AREAS, LOCAL ESTATES OR OUTSIDE LOCAL RESIDENCES.
YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE YOUR CAR PARKED OVERNIGHT. CARS WILL BE TOWED.
There is parking for disabled persons at all Bray Air Display car parks. Please note that the standard fee for parking applies to disabled parking and the Blue Badge scheme / European Parking Card does not apply. A summary of our advice to spectators with a disability or special needs can be viewed via our ‘Accessibility at the #BrayAirDisplay’ page here.
Please be aware that there will be high traffic volumes before and after the event so please be patient and plan your trip in advance.
Members of An Garda Síochána and Stewards will be on hand to direct traffic on the day. Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice. Please see our Traffic Management Plan for all the details on restrictions.
Parking at the Bray Air Display
IMPORTANT NOTICE: NEW PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE BRAY AIR DISPLAY 2022. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE IN ONE OF THE OFFICIAL EVENT CAR PARKS ONLINE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE AIRSHOW.
Please familiarise yourself with these changes by reading further down this page:
If you are travelling by car please car share where possible. This will help you save money by sharing the costs, reduce the amount of traffic on the roads and help the environment.
South Event Car Park
Motorists are advised that you must pre-book your car park space (as of Monday, July 18th the South Event Car Park is only available option as the North Car Park is completely full).
A complimentary shuttle bus will service this car park ONLY. Drop-off / Pick up point is close to the event site. Last pick-up from event site is 7:30 pm sharp. The shuttle bus operator will provide safe, accessible and friendly access to all its passengers, regardless of their mobility difficulties, age or disabilities.
South Event Car Park Location is the IDA Business Park, Bray.
North Event Car Park
THE NORTH EVENT CAR PARK IS FULL BOOKED.
Spectators will have direct access to the event from these car parks via Bray Harbour. The event site is along Bray Seafront which is only a short walking distance away.
The cost for car parking is €10.00 per car (plus booking fee) and must be pre-booked prior to travelling to the event.
Is at South Event Car Park. Coach driver / rep will be given directions to a drop off point for the coach party on arrival. Please book below.
YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE BELOW (terms and conditions apply):
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, July 23rd with ground entertainment only from 12 noon daily followed by the airshow on Sunday, July 24th 2022.
There is an official practice day on Saturday, July 23rd 2022 ahead of the main #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022 with some aircraft activity throughout the day.
Please select the correct car park ticket from the options below:
Please ensure you have your QR ticket code on your smartphone as this is a requirement for check-in at both our official car parks and Flight Deck – Our VIP Experience. This procedure helps us on our paperless journey.
If you can’t view the ticket tool above please click here.
The North Car Park is open on Saturday, July 23 rd from 12 noon and close at 8 pm sharp. Both designated event carparks are open on Sunday from 10 am and close at 8 pm sharp.
Vehicles left in the Official Bray Air Display carparks (at various locations) are at the owner’s sole risk in all respects, the organisers of the Bray Air Display nor its servants or agents accept any liability for any accident, loss or damage to persons, vehicles, accessories or contents however caused. Terms are available via our FAQ’s here.
Please note that NO overnight parking is permitted in any of the event car parks.
Please plan your journey in advance, give yourself plenty of time to get to and from Bray. There will be delays which are inevitable so please be patient.
You are advised that it is your responsibility to allow an adequate amount of time to get to Bray and transfer between the car park and the event area on Bray Seafront.
It pays to be prepared.