Buses Festival

Buses Festival

Sunday 1 September 2024

Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire 

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BUSES Festival returns in 2024


The festival, which is organised in conjunction with the BUSES Magazine team will feature a display of up to 100 vintage, restored and modern buses and coaches as well as free bus rides from some of the vehicles in attendance and a variety of traders.

NEW for 2024, the event will also feature displays of other classic vehicles, including cars and Land Rovers supported by Classic Land Rover magazine

Our venue which is Sywell Aerodrome, set in the heart of Northamptonshire, dates back to 1928 and is a wonderful Art Deco style event venue.  Sywell’s rich aviation history is still evident around the Aerodrome and displayed within the Sywell Aviation Museum, which is located onsite.

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News from Buses Festival

AWARDS - with extended categories for 2024, for both Buses and Cars

The award categories for BUSES Festival have been extended to include all categories, including a 'Best in Show (Bus/Coach)' and 'Best in Show (Car/Other Vehicle) voted for by show visitors.

EXCLUSIVE: Fire damaged King Alfred heads for Buses Festival

The fire damaged King Alfred Olympic will be making its first public appearance following the devasting fire in 2023. Book your tickets today to be amongst the first to see this survivor first hand.

Guest Speaker announced - Delaine Buses director, Anthony Delaine-Smith

Listen to our guest speaker, Delaine Buses director Anthony Delaine-Smith on the main stage in Hangar One at BUSES Festival 2024 followed by a Q&A.

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Vehicles Attending for 2024 (For further listings from Bus Groups and Car Clubs see below)

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View All Buses

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Buses Festival Supported by Supported by KIS Coaches

Vehicles attending from KIS Coaches for 2024

Buses Festival Supported by Supported by Country Lion

Vehicles attending from Country Lion for 2024

Buses Festival Supported by Supported by Dews

Vehicles attending from Dews for 2024

Vehicles attending from Milton Keynes RS Owners Club for 2024

Exhibitor Information

Be part of the 2024 show, if you have a bus, coach or classic vehicle we'd love to have you as part of the display. Register your details today.

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Visitor Information


Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire. NN6 0BN


September 1, 2024,  Gates open at 10am until 4pm


On-the-door tickets will be available on each day the show is open from the Ticket Desk at the Main Entrance.

A child ticket is valid for children between 5-16 years of age.

Persons over 16 years of age will be charged an Adult ticket price and there are no concession tickets for persons over 60 years of age.

PLEASE NOTE:  Dogs are NOT PERMITTED to attend events at Sywell Aerodrome.

Adult VIP (advance only) £40 -
Adult                             £12 £15
Adult Subscriber £11 £15
Child £7 £10


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Buses Festival  – Disabled Visitor Policy

Buses Festival does not offer a special rate to disabled visitors, but does offer free admission for carers who are accompanying disabled visitors.

A maximum of one carer for each disabled visitor is permitted access to the Show free of charge to accompany and enable the disabled person to visit the show.

Carer admission tickets are not available online and can only be collected from the Buses Festival Ticket Desk situated at the Main Entrance.

Visitors who have the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket, however, the visitor with the disability and any further members of their party will pay full price.

Visitors can use the following documentation as proof of disability:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Attendance Allowance (AA)

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Blind Persons Registration

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)


Visitors must show the relevant paperwork at the Ticket Desk when they buy or collect their ticket.

Getting to the Event

FREE parking is available to BUSES FESTIVAL visitors in the large car park opposite Sywell Aerodrome.

Disabled parking is available at the event outside the Aviation Museum at the back of the Aviator Hotel.


A FREE shuttle bus service will be running throughout both show days from Wellingborough Railway station to Sywell Aerodrome. View the Timetable here.

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Previous Buses Festivals

Can't wait for the next event? Watch videos and vehicle details from the Buses Festival over the years here.

Watch Video Highlights View previous vehicles


Event Contact Details


Trade Booking Enquiries

Caroline Barnes  caroline.barnes@keypublishing.com

General Enquiries

Julie Hawes  julie.hawes@keypublishing.com


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