Latest update on getting to Glastonbury Festival

June 20, 2022

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.

You can click here to read our Getting Here section, which features info on bus/coach, bike, shuttle buses, drop-off points and car share.

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).

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