The best railway station to reach the Festival is Castle Cary
For 2013, Glastonbury has partnered with First Great Western as an official travel partner. FGW is running many additional trains between London Paddington and Castle Cary stations, as well as the normal hourly service. Book early to get the best available prices. Those travelling from London can be rewarded with cheap fares by travelling early. Single tickets on the 07:06 service from Paddington start from only £25. Book your train tickets by visiting www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/glastonburyfestival or calling 08457 000125.
There's a free shuttle bus for Festival ticket holders running between Castle Cary Station and the Festival Bus Station throughout the Festival. The bus station is next to Pedestrian Gate A. The shuttle operates from Wednesday to Monday (there is no service during the night when trains aren't running). The buses serve all the main train arrivals throughout the day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, they run from 09:00 to 17:00 (approx) and on Sunday they run from 08:00 to 20:00 (approx). The Monday service starts at 03:00 and the last bus from the Festival to Castle Cary Station will be at 5pm. Remember you will need your Festival ticket to use the bus service to the site.
Unfortunately it will not be possible to park at Castle Cary station during the Festival and there are no left luggage facilities at the station.
Although extra rail services will be running to Castle Cary station, queuing for trains is still likely. However, when leaving the Festival, trains on Sunday afternoon and in the early hours of Monday morning tend to be less crowded.
Make sure you allow plenty of time to...
• Pick up your kit from the property lock up near gate A (if you're leaving any there during the day)
• Get onto the bus and load luggage
• Travel to the station
For those leaving on a Monday make sure you do not arrive too early if you have saver tickets or you will be asked to pay the additional fares or have to travel back to the festival to wait for the appropriate train.
There are also regular trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Castle Cary, 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.
Bus from Bristol Temple Meads
The Festival will operate a bus service from Bristol Temple Meads railway station on Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-19:00 for £15 single. A return service will operate on Sunday 14:00 to 22:00 and Monday 0600 to 1900 again for £15 single. This is a limited service and although journey times are usually around 70 minutes, it can take over 2 hours.
Click here for the PDF of timetable for buses from Bristol Temple Meads.
Green Traveller Lanyard
Of course, anyone travelling to the Festival by train will also receive a Green Traveller lanyard (more info coming soon!)