Getting to & from Glastonbury

Industrial action is due to affect train services on June 21, 23 and 25. GWR say they plan to maintain timetabled trains between Castle Cary and London Paddington throughout the course of the Glastonbury Festival, but services may be subject to alteration and other parts of the rail network may be more affected.

Because of this week’s strikes, we anticipate that there may be additional traffic heading to the Glastonbury Festival site.

We would advise drivers of the following:

  • As usual, car parks will open on Tuesday, allowing Festival-goers to arrive throughout the evening, when traffic volumes are low. This year, drivers can arrive from 4pm.
  • Please note that there will be no entertainment or facilities (other than toilets) in the car parks and Festival-goers will be expected to remain in their cars until the Festival gates open at 8am on Wednesday morning.
  • If you plan to get here early, please make sure you eat before you arrive and bring any food supplies that you may need to keep you going until you are inside the Festival. Make sure that you bring a reusable bottle of water to help keep you cool and hydrated.
  • The quietest times to arrive by car are between 7pm on Tuesday evening and 2am on Wednesday morning. It is also likely to be cooler after 7pm.
  • The busiest times to arrive are from 2am to 12noon on Wednesday.
  • Traffic is likely to be flowing more freely after 5pm on Wednesday. Those choosing to arrive on Wednesday evening or on Thursday / Friday are likely to experience less traffic, and there will still be camping space available (stewards at the gates can advise where).

For full info of how to get to and from the Festival by your chosen mode of transport, click the options.

For SATNAV postcodes and info on buying car park tickets please see the By Car section

Nearly a third of all ticket holders now come to the site on coachestrains and other forms of public transport. We’d encourage you to join them, and reduce your carbon footprint.

We are always trying to encourage more people to come to the festival by bike. For more info, see our cycling page.

If you are driving to the Festival, you’ll need a car parking pass. If you have a pass, put the sticker on the windscreen well before you reach the Festival site.

For the latest travel information, check out the Festival website. Once within range (about 25 miles) tune into Worthy FM on 87.7 FM – it’s good for traffic news both when you arrive and when you leave (and listen in to the morning show each day to find out what is happening on site).

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