Solheim Cup Transport FAQs

From 13 to 15 September 2019, the Solheim Cup, the biggest event in women’s golf, will be taking place at Gleneagles Hotel. The PING Junior Solheim Cup and practice days will take place beforehand, from 9-12 September.


How many people will attend?

Up to 30,000 attendees, including 3,500 staff are expected to  attend each of the competition days.


How will people travel?

Travel will be by a mixture of rail, park and ride and driving pre-booked to on-site parking.


What road closures and restrictions will there be?

The A823 will be closed where it runs through the golf course: from Station Road to Orchil Road. Diversions will be in place, including for local and school buses. Residents of Caledonian Crescent, which is within the closure boundary, have been contacted separately with more detailed information relevant to their circumstances.

No other road closures are planned, though traffic on the A9 will be slowed to 30mph adjacent to the course. This is to allow the increased volume of traffic moving on and off the A9 at that point to do so safely.


Will local residents be able to access to the station?

The bus stops at Gleneagles Station and alongside the A9 at Auchterarder will not be in operation for 9-17 September. Rail users will be able to use the car park on the left hand side / west of the station access road.


Will setting up the facilities cause any additional traffic before and after the event?

We expect the site set-up to take no more than a couple of weeks before and after the event, with no large volumes of traffic expected. The build is significantly less than for the Ryder Cup.


How much parking will be on site?

There will be on-site parking for 4,200 spectator vehicles, estimated to carry around 10,600 people, each day. There will be parking for a further 1,200 staff vehicles. Spectators are required to buy a discounted parking ticket in advance advance for onsite car parks, to help traffic planning. 


What hours will the car parks be open / when will traffic to be busiest?  


Car parks open

Play begins

Car parks close

Monday 9 September




Tuesday 10 September




Wednesday 11 September




Thursday 12 September




Friday 13 September




Saturday 14 September




Sunday 15 September




We expect the busiest time will be between 7 and 8am and 5 and 6pm depending on results.


What are the plans for train travel?

ScotRail may run additional services to Gleneagles and existing services running through the station may add Gleneagles as a stop.  More details are available on There is no need to pre-book train tickets.


What are the plans for park and rides?

There will be two park and rides car parks for the event: one at Castleview in Stirling and one at McDiarmid Park in Perth. There is no need to pre-book tickets for the park and ride sites. Tickets to the event can be also be brought from the Park and Ride sites.


What about people arriving by taxi, on foot or by bicycle?

There will be a drop-off point for taxis and private hire vehicles.

There will be access for people arriving on foot or cycling, with dedicated cycle parking.


Who is responsible for transport planning?

A group including representatives from Transport Scotland, PKC, Stirling Council, AMEY, BEAR, British Transport Police, Police Scotland, IMG (the staging partners), and ScotRail.


How can I find out more?

Email or call 01738 475000 with enquiries about traffic and transport related to the Solheim Cup.

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