Glastonbury Festival train tickets are now on sale

Published:
11:24 a.m. April 1, 2022



GWR train tickets for the first Glastonbury Festival since 2019 are now on sale – but passengers are urged to reserve a seat and only bring what they can carry.

Glastonbury Festival returns for the first time since 2019 and runs for four consecutive days, with the site open to campers from Wednesday June 22 to Monday June 27.

GWR is expected to run more than 50 trains to Castle Cary from London Paddington between Wednesday and Friday and will provide nearly 12,000 additional seats to take revelers to the event at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

How busy is he?

The extra travelers mean Castle Cary goes from one of the quietest resorts to one of the busiest overnight, with 20,000 more customers traveling with GWR.

Castle Cary station manager Ben Scott said: “The Glastonbury Festival is one of the busiest events on the GWR network and we want to get everyone here in a timely, safe and affordable way.

“Providing the best experience for all of our passengers means limiting what can and cannot be boarded and providing people with the best information possible to enable them to enjoy trains with less traffic.

“Reserving a seat allows us to see which trains are busiest, so we can let people know on our website where there is more availability.”

Ahead of the start of the festival, 51 trains will stop at Castle Cary with 18 additional services running.

What can I take on the train?

Those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and travel by train are asked to reserve a seat and not to bring wheelbarrows or trolleys as these will not be permitted on the services.

Festival-goers should only bring what they can carry (and will fit on a bus), charge their phone if using e-tickets and don’t forget to bring their rail passes with them.

Passengers will also need to be able to carry their luggage on the Castle Cary walkway.

Staff will be on hand to assist customers traveling to the festival through the GWR network.

How do I get from Castle Cary to the festival site?

Shuttles connect the station to the site.

They depart and arrive from the station car park, which becomes a bus station throughout the event.

Where and when can I buy tickets?

Advance purchase tickets are now available on GWR.com, allowing travelers to see precisely which trains they can book a seat on, and at the best price.

GWR round-trip tickets went on sale Thursday, March 31, and round-trip tickets for the Monday, June 27 trip are set to go on sale from April 7.

What if I change my mind?

The industry’s Book with Confidence program has been extended through the end of September so customers can change their travel plans up to the day before departure at no cost, or if they choose not to travel, can receive a refund on their unused ticket.

If your plans change, you can change your travel dates for free until 6:00 p.m. the day before your trip. Applies to tickets purchased in advance until September 30, 2022. Price difference may apply. Tickets purchased in advance online can be exchanged for a voucher for future travel.

Where can I get more information?

For more information on trains to Glastonbury Festival, including luggage and shuttles from the station, GWR has a guide at https://www.gwr.com/stations-and-destinations/travel-inspiration/ festivals-and-events/glastonbury-Festival

Jan G. Gilbert