How to get to Glastonbury Festival 2022 by train, car or bus

It’s been two years since crowds descended on Worthy Farm, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but now over 200,000 fans are expected to attend the biggest festival event of 2022.

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The BBC will provide full television coverage of the festival, including the broadcast of a live stream, for the very first time, which will be available on BBC i-Player.

Concerns about travel disruption have proven unfounded, with even the biggest rail strike in 30 years failing to stop people from traveling to Somerset.

Here’s everything you need to know about where Glastonbury is and how to get there.

Where does the Glastonbury Festival take place?

Kylie performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm (AFP via Getty Images)

Where is Worthy Farm?

Worthy Farm is located in Pilton, Somerset, not Glastonbury as the name suggests.

The location does not have a set postcode, but the festival provides a few different postcodes for people visiting the location.

People traveling to the festival on the A303 and A37 are recommended to use the postcode TA11 7DP.

Those coming from Wales should use the A39, from the North West the A361 should use the postcode BA6 9XE and anyone coming from Swindon should use BA4 4LY.

How big is the Glastonbury site plan?

Glastonbury takes place on a huge site at Worthy Farm.

The festival grounds consist of over 31 areas, including main stages, campsites, restrooms, bars, ATMs and medical tents.

The area currently has a capacity of 210,000 people, which may make you feel like you are in a small town.

Each year, event organizers draw up a site map to help festival-goers get to know each other before they arrive.

You can check out the Glastonbury 2022 map here.

How do I get to Glastonbury by train, car or bus?

Getting to Glastonbury this year is going to be tricky as half of all trains to the festival are canceled due to the railway strike.

Here are some options for getting to Glastonbury 2022:

Taking the train to Glastonbury was once a popular route, but this year with the train strike it doesn’t seem like a reliable option with half the regular trains cancelled.

The nearest station to the festival is Castle Cary, however, after the train journey, festival-goers will still need to take a shuttle bus to the venue, which often means queuing.

Trains will depart from London Paddington, Cardiff Central, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton.

However, no trains are available from Dorset or Cornwall.

Widespread disruption is expected to occur on both strike days and non-strike days as they face the consequences.

Anyone traveling to Glastonbury by train can expect packed carriages, delays and a lot of uncertainty.

Here’s the good news, there are bus services available in Glastonbury that take you directly to the festival.

National Express runs coaches from 70 venues across the UK that take you directly to the festival site.

You can also catch local buses from Bath or Bristol bus stations.

If you are driving, you can also pick up your car at Glastonbury.

The festival encourages everyone traveling to the festival to carpool.

You will need to purchase a car pass which costs £60.

It is important that you know that your GPS will not take you directly to the festival site, but to the festival signage. Follow this to find the parking lot.

Here are the directions to get to Glastonbury Festival:

  • From South London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP).
  • From Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY).
  • From the North-East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
  • From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
  • From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
  • From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
  • For more local traffic using the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)

Jan G. Gilbert