Which are the cheapest trains to travel to Glastonbury

Monday 13th June 2016

For the first time ever Great Western Railway is to publish reservation details of Glastonbury services, allowing travellers to see on which trains they are still able to book a seat, and at the cheapest cost.

Allowing those travelling to the festival greater opportunity to book a reduced cost advance purchase seat, and to reserve a seat, GWR is to list trains where these lower fares are available – providing those travelling to the festival the best chance to save money, and guarantee themselves a more comfortable journey.

GWR General Manager West David Chrome explains:

“To offer the very best journey experience for our passengers, we are to provide them with the information that they need to help take advantage of quieter trains and cheaper tickets.

“A great many people turn up on the day, wishing to travel on the busiest services – when they could have saved some money, and enjoyed a more pleasurable journey by booking in advance and travelling on an earlier train.”

To see a list of trains that still have *reservations available please visit the GWR’s dedicated Glastonbury advice.

Added to the regular hourly service from London Paddington, and services from Bristol Temple Meads, 50 additional trains will provide over 10,000 extra seats each way to take customers to and from the festival.

 Advice to Glastonbury Festival goers

Only bring what you can carry (and will fit on a bus), remember to charge your phone if you have an electronic ticket and remember your young person’s rail card.

GWR is running 50 extra trains to help revellers attend the Glastonbury Festival 2015.

Part of the festival experience is the journey to and from Castle Cary and to help ensure that passengers enjoy the journey GWR is issuing the following advice:

  • Only bring what you can carry:
  • Space is limited and there is a connecting bus service from Castle Cary to the festival site – if your luggage cannot fit on the connecting coach it may have to be left behind (Do not bring shopping trolleys; wheelie bins or excessively sized items

  • Bring a little patience and allow time for your journey:
  • A queuing system will be in place at London Paddington and at Castle Cary – where you will have to cross a bridge (see point one) over the tracks to reach the connecting bus service

  • Charge your phone:
  • While Castle Cary station and the festival site itself will offer mobile phone charging, to prevent you from being delayed, or from holding up others, remember to charge your phone if you have purchased an electronic ticket. Remember you can save money booking in advance using our phone app

  • Remember your rail card:
  • Young Person’s discounted tickets are only valid with a supporting Young Person’s Railcard. If you leave it at home you may have to pay to upgrade your ticket

For further information on Glastonbury train times please visit our dedicated Glastonbury page.

GWR has also launched a partnership with music publication NME for the 2016 festival season, offering specially chosen playlists for five festivals across the GWR network.

An online hub #TracksOnTheTrack (https://www.gwr.com/tracksonthetrack) features Spotify playlists with music recommendations for the festivals chosen by NME journalists and popular bloggers.