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24 - 28 June 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event has been cancelled. Please visit the website for more information.

Why take the train?

Getting the train to Glastonbury Festival is much easier and far simpler than driving. Everyone in your group can get straight into the festival atmosphere with fellow Glasto-goers – anything can happen from spoken word poetry and impromptu rap battles to live performances. Plus get a 1/3 off train tickets with GroupSave when 3 to 9 people travel together.

Once on board your train, finalise those last-minute plans with our free Wi-Fi and charge your phone as you whizz past the traffic.

When you arrive at Castle Cary – the nearest station to Worthy Farm – you’ll be met with a free shuttle bus to the festival. You’ll get dropped off directly outside Pedestrian Gate A, so no long walks from the car parks.

Queuing systems will be in place at Castle Cary and other busy stations to help make your journey as pleasant and smooth as possible.


Go green

Give yourself a pat on the back for going green. The average train journey produces a whopping 57-58% less carbon dioxide than driving, making it the eco-friendly way to arrive.

As well as cutting down on CO2, you can help the farm by only using the toilets provided and put any litter in the designated recycling and rubbish bins. You can also help by bringing reusable water bottles and filling up from the 120 water points, clearing up your campsite and taking everything home.

Luggage

Our luggage advice for Glastonbury 2020 is simple. Please don’t travel with any more luggage than you can carry yourself.

Trolleys, wheelie bins and four-wheeled trucks are not permitted onboard our trains or the free shuttle buses from Castle Cary station to the festival site. The same goes for musical instruments and furniture exceeding dimensions of 30 x 70 x 90 cm – so whether it’s enormous bongos, lengthy didgeridoos or your favourite armchair to lounge in at the festival, we’ve seen it attempted all before. For further details, see the National Rail Conditions of Travel (Clause 23).


Location details

Glastonbury Festival

Worthy Farm
Worthy Ln,
Pilton,
Shepton Mallet
BA4 4BY

What station facilities are there at Castle Cary?

There are no facilities at Castle Cary so prepare before arrival. With no left luggage facilities, if you want to store anything during the festival you’ll need to use the property lock-ups by Pedestrian Gate A. When you leave, make sure you’ve got enough time to collect any stored items. There’s also no parking at Castle Cary station during the festival, but shuttle buses will take you to Worthy Farm.

When are the shuttle buses from/to the station?

The shuttle operates from Wednesday to Monday (there is no service during the night when trains aren’t running). The festival will advertise the shuttle bus timetable closer to the festival dates, so you can make a more detailed plan to get home.

How do I plan my return journey?

If you’re travelling back on Monday, leave plenty of time to get onto the shuttle bus and load your luggage. Check what type of ticket you have before heading to the station, as some tickets can only be used on certain trains. If you have an eTicket, ensure your mobile device is charged for the return journey.

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