How to get to Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival is located at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.† It’s actually closer to Shepton Mallet, than Glastonbury!
Most people will arrive by car, but please consider liftsharing where possible.† Check Liftshare.com for more information.
Driving directions to Glastonbury Festival
There are two main entrances for cars, depending where you are coming from, but if you have a choice – approach from the A303 then A37 (Blue Route), where there is more parking space and less queueing. in 2005, a new additional route added to the Blue Route, eased the flow.
If at all possible, avoid the peak time between noon and midnight on Thursday.
From London: M3 then A303 and A37.
From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37.
From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37.
From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361.
From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above)
From the West Country: A37 or A361
Use the free†route planner from the AA to plan your journey to and from the festival.
If you do decide to bring your car to Glastonbury Festival please buy a car parking ticket when you purchase your ticket. Tickets cost £10 for the weekend.
Please drive safely and keep your speed down throughout the festival site and surrounding villages.
Leaving the festival can be a nightmare and the worst times are late on Sunday and Monday between 9am and 4pm.† Queues of up to 8 hours are not uncommon.
Coach to Glastonbury Festival
National Express operate special coaches to Glastonbury Festival and drop off right at the festival site.† Check nationalexpress.com for the latest fares and departure points.
Trains to Glastonbury Festival
The nearest train station to Glastonbury Festival is Castle Cary.† This is served by First Great-Western and is on the main London to Plymouth line.† Check thetrainline.com for latest fares and train times.
Free coaches to the festival are available from Castle Cary station, but are only for festival goers with valid tickets are permitted to use them.†
Please note that Castle Cary is quite small and can be quite strained at times due to the sheer volume of people.† The coaches aim to meet each train as it arrives, but even they can be caught in traffic, so please be patient.
It’s also very possible that there will be a large police presence at Castle Cary station, which could cause delays.
Whichever way you get to Glastonbury, please be safe and responsible.
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