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How to get there

22 May 2003

Glastonbury takes place at: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

By Train:  

Nearest station to Worthy Farm is Castle Cary. This is on the main line from London to Plymouth served by First Great-Western Trains, and also includes connestions from Reading. Trains go direct from Paddington to Castle Cary, where ticket holders can catch a free suttle bus to the site (only valid for ticket holders) which runs from Wednesday morning till Monday evening.
There are also trains provided by Wessex Trains to other destinations including Bristol.

By Bus:

Badgerline are laying on linked services from Bath and Bristol as well as regular services from Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet direct to Glastonbury site.
Glastonbury site has an excellent bus station on its gounds which makes arriving by bus the easiest as it is the by far the shortest walk to the site.
Buses run from Castle Cary Station to bus station on site from Wednesday morning to Monday evening.

By Coach:

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By Car:

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

If you do decide to bring your car to Glastonbury Festival please be aware that a special ticket costing 5 is required to park your car.

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. This year there is a new additional route added to the Blue Route, making it less likely to be jammed. If at all possible, avoid the peak time between noon and midnight on Thursday. Worst times to leave by car are Sunday evening and Monday between 9am and 4pm, when long delays can be enjoyed.

By Plane:

There are no connecting services operated by the festival from the Airports.

The closest international airport to Glastonbury Festival is Bristol International Airport. This airport serves a number of European destinations. There is a regular bus link from Bristol airport called the "Bristol International Flyer" which can take you from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Regular buses go from Temple Meads to the festival bus station on our site. Bus details have not yet been confirmed.


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Article by: Emily Jenner

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