Getting to Hull Fair: Park and ride, day and night buses, walking routes and road closures

It’s almost time to set off for Hull Fair 2021 after two years of waiting for the event to return.

And whilst the event is back and better than ever, it is also expect to be one of the busiest yet.

Despite all the fun to be had from hooking-a-duck, to going on rides, and eating candy floss, it may be a struggle to actually get there.

Read more stories on Hull Fair here.

Streets around the area have resident-only parking zones, with the few spare spaces filling up very quickly. Drivers are advised to use the park and ride facilities on offer.

In previous years, there has been limited paid parking in West Park, so this is something for fairgoers travelling by car to look out for.

When arriving on foot, be aware that there are a number of different entry points to the fairground, not just the “top and bottom” of Walton Street (the approaches from Spring Bank West and Anlaby Road), including two or three entry/exit points from West Park.

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Pedestrian access

The event is at MKM Stadium in Walton Street car park and the street itself.

The Hull Fair postcode is HU3 6JR which is at the junction of Walton Street and Spring Bank West. (Scroll down for parking information).

The pedestrian footbridge that connects Argyle Street to West Park will be open and accessible during the opening hours of Hull Fair.



Map of pedestrian access to Hull Fair
Map of pedestrian access to Hull Fair

If you are coming along the A63, turn off just before the Daltry Street flyover and head on to Rawlings Way. That will take you on to Anlaby Road and towards Walton Street.

If you are heading from the east, drive on to Freetown Way and up Spring Bank on to Spring Bank West which will take you to Walton Street.

From the north, you can head down Beverley Road to Spring Bank and on to Spring Bank West or along Queens Road, on to Princes Avenue and then Spring Bank West. Alternatively, you can go along the A614 and along Willerby Road and on to Spring Bank West.

If you are using the park and ride at Priory Way then turn off at the Hessle junction.

Hull Fair buses

With recent network improvements in Hull, East Yorkshire Buses has more buses running past the Hull Fair site on a daily basis, which will be of help to fairgoers. There are dedicated bus stops close to the fair entrances with marshals in duty to help passengers.

The main ones people might catch to the Fair include:

Service 56: a new link from East Hull (Longhill/Holderness Road) through the city centre to the Fair/West Hull. Also, gives a link from Wymersley Road/Wold Road to the Fair.

Service 63: Cottingham/Priory Road to the Fair.

Service 66: Hessle/Anlaby Road to the Fair.

151/152/153/155/55: West Hull villages to the Fair.

154: Cottingham/Willerby/Anlaby to the Fair.

54: Willerby to the Fair.



The bus to Hull Fair was packed
Travelling on buses is one of the main ways to travel in Hull

Lots of buses run daily between Hull city centre and the Fair; anyone coming from more outlying areas, such as Beverley or Hedon, can catch the bus into the Interchange and change onto another bus to the Fair.

East Yorkshire’s fares will be its normal fares, and those who already have weekly/30 day/Flexi5/Flexi20 tickets will be able to use them as normal on buses to the Fair. Those travelling in Hull/Cottingham/Anlaby/Willerby/Hessle can get the Hull Plus Team Ticket, which is just £7.50 for four people travelling together (adults or children), usually especially popular with fairgoers.

Stagecoach East Midlands, which operates the Stagecoach bus services in and around Hull, will not finalise the arrangements for Hull Fair until nearer the event but in past years has increased its services by a third during Hull Fair peak periods including 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 1pm to 9pm on Saturday.

Park and Ride

The postcode for the Priory Park park and ride is HU4 7DY. The Humber Bridge has said it is not hosting a park and ride this year because of the Covid testing centre there still being in operation.

If they follow the pattern of previous years, buses will be dropping off customers just before the Anlaby Road entrance to Walton Street, and will be departing from the layby just after the entrance, near to West Park.

Ticket prices and frequencies are expected to be announced before the arrival of Hull Fair but these were the park and ride arrangements last time the event was on.

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Last year buses ran from 1pm to 9pm from Priory Park and Ride departing up tpo every 10 minutres. The last bus to return was at 11.15pm.

Fares were from £3.50 for adults and £9 for families. We’ll update you of the exact 2021 times and fare prices if these change so keep an eye on this page.

Where to park



There are a number of ways to get to Hull Fair via driving, getting the bus, or walking
There are a number of ways to get to Hull Fair via driving, getting the bus, or walking

It is recommended that people use public transport to get to the fair but there is limited parking available for those who choose to use their car.

Public car parking will be available in the MKM Stadium car park. The fee will be £6 per car, including blue badge holders.

There are other private car parks available in the area.

However, a number of streets are likely to be off-limits for cars.

The parking restrictions applied by Hull City Council for the last Hull Fair visit affected a number of streets close to the fairground.

Are there road closures?



Of course there is plenty of candy floss and sweet treats to enjoy
Walton Street will be shut; it will be filled with food stalls and crowds of people during Hull Fair

Yes there will be, including Walton Street (obviously!), Lowther Street, Walliker Street, part of Anlaby Road, Granville Street and Sandringham Street.

Walton Street

Closes at 10am October 6 until Sunday, October 17 when it reopens at 2pm. Entry is by Old Anlaby Road under the flyover via West Park. Exit is via Walton Street/Spring Bank West. No vehicle movement is permitted on Walton Street between the hours of noon to 1am daily.

Lowther Street

The street from the junction of Sleights Close up to Walton Street closes at 10am on October 6 until Sunday, October 17 at 2pm. A temporary traffic arm will be installed and will be monitored by a steward 24 hours, 7 days a week. Residents will have to display their residents parking permit to gain access.

Walliker Street

The street will be closed from Anlaby Road junction at 10am on October 6 until Sunday, October 17 at 2pm.

Anlaby Road

At the junction with Walliker Street and Walton Street there will be no right or left turn onto north and south carriageways between 10 am on October 6 and 2pm on October 17.

Spring Bank West

There will be lane restrictions from 10am on October 6 to October 17 at 2pm.

Granville Street and Sandringham Street

Closed only when needed in exceptional circumstances, from 4pm on Friday, October 8 to Saturday October 16 at 11pm with restricted access to residents only.