Transport - A Guide

Information given for non-festival provision is a guide only so please check on the relevant websites

COACHES

National Express Coaches do not require proof of having a festival ticket/letter/booking reference.
See Tickets coaches are strictly for non-working festival goers.

BUSES

You should have your 'official letter' with you in case you're asked to prove you are legit.

The Festival Bus Station is located at the NW tip of the site by Pedestrian Gate A and between Yellow Gate and Red Gate.  It’s split into distinct sections and Festival bus services are marked GF1, GF2, GF3, Rail & Ride and Pick Up/Drop Off shuttle.  There is a Travel Information Point near Gate A from Wed 26th June to Mon 1st July.  When this is closed there is a general Information Point onsite near Gate A.

1. BRISTOL SHUTTLE BUS Service (GF3, £15)

(a) Bristol Temple Meads to Festival 

This service is no longer running so take a train to Castle Cary instead then the free shuttle to site (see more details below) OR use 376/377 bus service from Bristol TM to Glastonbury/Wells and connect into GF1/GF6 service to the Festival Bus Station.

(b) Festival to Bristol

GF3 service runs 2 hourly from Sun 30th June 1200-0800 Mon 1st July then hourly till 1900

The travel time depends on how heavy the traffic is, normally 70 mins but allow up to 2 hrs on Monday (Sunday not usually a problem).

2.  BRISTOL AIRPORT TO FESTIVAL

Bristol Flyer (A1) runs to Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station or Bristol Bus Station, cost £8 single, £13 return.  Check their website for timetable.

3.  CASTLE CARY FREE SHUTTLE BUS – Rail & Ride

(a) CC to Festival

Staff only bus on Sat 22nd June 1100-2115 & Sun 23rd 1200-2115 at approx 90 min. intervals,  Mon 24th & Tue 25th 0900 - 2230 approx 60 min. intervals.  

Public bus on Wed 26th 0600-2300, Thurs 27th 0700-2300 & Fri 28th 0900-2300, Sat 29th 0900-1800 & Sun 30th 0800-2100 and Mon 1st July 0300-1800 all at approx 15 min. intervals. Staff only bus Tues 2nd July 1000-1500

(b) Festival to CC

Sun 30th June 0800 - 1945 approx. 30 min. intervals; Mon 1st July 0300 – 1800 for public and 2230 for staff at approx. 15 min. intervals; Tues 27th 1000-1415 at approx. 90 min intervals

4. SERVICE FROM/TO GLASTONBURY (Service GF1, £4 each way)

Marked ‘Festival’ & runs from Glastonbury Town Hall to Festival Bus Station & return from Wed 26th June - Mon 1st July.  Starts at 0800 Mon/ 0730 Tues/Wed/Thurs then 0630 Mon but last bus times vary so check.

5.  SERVICE FROM/TO SHEPTON MALLET (Service GF2, £3 each way)

Runs between Cenotaph to Festival Bus Station .  To Festival: Wed 26th June hourly from 1130-2100 & Thurs 27th 1030– 2100, Fri & Sat 1030-0030.  Return times: Sun 30th June hourly from 1030-0230 Mon then Mon 1st July 0800–1600

NB: ALL BUSES ARRIVE & LEAVE FROM YELLOW GATE near Pedestrian Gate A (PGA)

TRAINS

Castle Cary station is best to aim for then you can get the free shuttle to site.  For train times, information and tickets visit GWR’s Glastonbury page.

Bristol Temple Meads to Castle Cary – there are regular trains, sometimes you may have to change at Westbury, and the journey takes around 70 minutes.  For information on train times call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

PLANES

Nearest airport is Bristol International Airport.  Then take the ‘Bristol International Flyer’ bus to Temple Meads station and then the shuttle bus (see above) to site.  If your home is not in the UK you must contact Fiona to tell her where to send your ‘official letter’ (which gives you access to site so you can collect your ticket).   

RECYCLERS ONLY MINIBUS SERVICE TO FESTIVAL STATION/CASTLE CARY

After the festival a free shuttle service will be available to recyclers.  Please sign up at the office if you wish to travel on the minibus. If you have a need for travel at another time, please contact G-Bob in the Tom's field office.

Toms Field office to Festival Bus Station for buses to Castle Cary Train Station (see above): 
Mon 1st July  13:00 & 17:00
Tue  2nd 11:00

Toms field office direct to Castle Cary train Station:
Tue 2nd July  18:00
Thu 4th July   12:30 & 18:30
Fri 5th July     10:00

Please check the Tom's Field Office noticeboard for up to date times as they may differ slightly.

Please allow enough time to catch your train.  At busy times the minibus may do several runs. One way from the farm to station is around half an hour but can take much longer at peak festival traffic times.

CARS

If you are driving here please reconsider and use public transport instead.  If you cannot do this then how about car sharing? We have linked up with goCarShare so please look at:
www.gocarshare.com/festival/glastonbury or go to the Official Glastonbury Recycling Crew Facebook.  All Recycling Crew use Purple Route to get here (see signs as you approach site) on the east side of the site, and park in Purple Car Park.  Then you enter site via Blue Gate (PGB) (see map online) which is near Tom’s Field. Make sure you have requested a car pass online. 

Electric cars:  There are no on site charging points.  You should go to the Bronze Gate (west side of site) where we will have recharging facilities for as long as the festival is open to the public.

Outside of these times the driver is responsible for their own charging.

MOTORBIKES

Motorbikes (incl quad bikes) are not allowed on site. The free, secure compound is near Festival Bus Station (follow Yellow Route). There is a walk to access the site at Gate A.  The compound is open from 0800 Tues. 25th June but it closes at 1700 on Mon 1st July (confirm this when you get here).  No vehicle pass is required.  Before Tues. the compound is available but not secure so bikes should be locked to the fence.  

BICYCLES

If you cycle to the festival you have to park your bike in the site lock-up at Yellow Gate (near Pedestrian Gate A) which opens at0800 Wednesday 26th June and closes 1200 Mon 1st July.  Bikes are not allowed on site.

The Festival site is just a few miles south of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network, which runs between Glastonbury and Wells. For route planning advice, check out Cycle Streets’ Glastonbury Route Planner.  

DROP OFF POINT

If you are being given a lift and need dropping off / collecting, please go to the main entrance of the Bath & West Showground on the A371 near Shepton Mallet.  It is well signposted. There are free 24hr shuttle buses to and from the Festival Bus Station from 0900 Tues 25th June to 2200 Mon 1st July.  If you are using a Mendip Council accredited taxi then you can be dropped off at taxi drop off site at Bronze Gate but please note this is further away from Gate A than the Festival Bus Station.

Keep checking The Official Glastonbury Festival Recycling Crew Facebook page, we will publish the latest map and relevant information closer to the time.