Glastonbury 2017

21 – 26 June 

This is the big one

For five days in June, a small corner of England holds one of the world’s biggest parties. This is the main event; the standout fixture in the global festival calendar. And the best way to get the party started is to take a GWR train to Glastonbury.

This year’s headliners include

  • Radiohead
  • Foo Fighters
  • Ed Sheeran

To get you pre-loaded and ready for the party, our Spotify playlist, brought to you by NME, are perfect for the train ride to Glastonbury.

Getting there

Direct trains to Glastonbury (Castle Cary) depart from

London Paddington

Date  First train Last train 
21 June 07:15 20:35
22 June 07:06 20:35 
23 June 07:06
20:35
24 June  07:06
20:06
25 June 07:57 19:57

Bristol Temple Meads

Date First train  Last train
21 June  05:44  20:49
22 June  05:44
 20:49
23 June  05:44
 20:49
24 June  05:49  20:49
25 June  08:23  20:48

The organisers put on a free shuttle bus service from Castle Cary station to the festival site every year. The first bus leaves Castle Cary at 07:00 on Wednesday 21 June and the last leaves the station at 18:00 on Monday 26 June. You can check the full bus timetable here.

Here are some more helpful tips for planning your journey to the festival.

Buy your train tickets early

Save money by booking now. Our Advance fares are limited, and sell out really quickly.

All tickets to Castle Cary include the free bus service to the Festival site.

Remember your Railcard

If you’ve used your Railcard, make sure you bring it with you; otherwise you may have to pay to upgrade to a full price ticket.

Allow plenty of time

Queuing systems will be in place at London Paddington, and Castle Cary for the free festival shuttle bus.

After the festival, trains will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Space is limited

If your luggage can’t fit on the connecting free festival shuttle, you might have to leave it behind.

Only bring what you can carry, as you’ll also have to cross a bridge at Castle Cary station.

Charge your phone

If your bought an m-ticket, or e-ticket, make sure your phone is fully charged; so that you can show it when asked.

Once you’re at the Festival, you can keep your phone topped up by visiting the free recharge tent.

Security Information

Because of the recent events in Manchester and London, there will be extra security at Glastonbury Festival this year.

For more information, visit the Glastonbury website

Take it, don’t leave it

Please do your bit when you leave. Take all your camping gear home, and put your rubbish in the bin bags provided by the camp stewards.

And, thanks to our Friends at Hunter, you can even get your wellies cleaned at the station before you board your train home.

Photo credit: Andrew Allcock