The nearest airport is Bristol, approximately 40 miles away, while the best
London airports for connections to Glastonbury are Heathrow and Gatwick. However, most people will head via train, bus or car.
There is a regular, half-hourly, bus service connecting Glastonbury to
Bristol, Wells and Yeovil (Firstgroup service 376). Less frequent services run to
Bath and Taunton.
From London, take the M3, then the A303 and finally the A37.
Trains run from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and Castle Cary. There is a local bus (376) from Bristol Temple Meads to Glastonbury.
You can purchase a “plus-bus” ticket when you buy your train ticket. From Castle Cary you will need a taxi. It is a 16 mile journey with a taxi fare of approx £25 depending on the time of day.
During the Glastonbury Festival
Transport can be chaos during Glastonbury Festival — if you’re driving, arrive the day before it all kicks off, and try and leave at the crack of dawn the morning after the music finishes, otherwise expect to be gridlocked.
National Express put on dozens of coaches to the festival site, while extra trains also run to Castle Carey, costing approximately £50 return. Booking is essential.
If you’re coming for the festival, the only way of getting around the grounds is to walk — wellies are essential as the ground is likely to turn into a mud pit by the first afternoon. If you’re coming to Glastonbury at other times of the year, local buses can get you around town and taxis and handy too, as the local buses don’t run much after dark. A hire car is recommended for exploring further afield.