Travel Information

Buddhafield Festival 2018 |

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Please be environmentally aware and consider using public transport if you can: the Traveline website is a good place to start. Alternatively you could try posting lift offers/requests using the Free Wheelers lift sharing scheme.

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Public Transport

Trains

The nearest station is Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter.

Coaches

Taunton is about 4 hours from London and 1 hour from Bristol. National Express run regular services to Taunton.

Shuttle bus from Taunton to Site

We’ll be running a free minibus service between the Festival site and Taunton Railway Station, up to four times an hour on Wednesday, Sunday and Monday (the day after the Festival closes). The minibus will pick up from the recycling point in the large pay-and-display car park. Whichever platform you arrive on, go down the steps, turn right at the bottom, go along the subway towards the ticket office and leave by the main entrance: cross the side road, up the steps and head to the far side of the car park where you'll see the recycling point. Look for a Buddhafield Steward.

Minibus Schedule

Wednesday

First bus from Taunton Rail Station 10:00

Last bus from Taunton Rail Station 22:00

Sunday

First bus from Festival 09:00

Last bus from Festival 21:00

Monday

First bus from Festival 09:00

Last bus from Festival 15:00

There will be around three buses per hour.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday Buses will leave the Festival site at 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and leave Taunton Rail Station at 10:30, 14:30, 18:30.

Buses pick up/drop off at the main festival gate, and at the temporary parking bays next to the recycling point in the large main car park, up the steps on the ticket office side of Taunton Railway Station.

Buddhafield stewards will be at Taunton Station on Wednesday.

On departure, passengers are advised to turn up at the main festival gate at least 2 hours in advance of a pre-booked train time.

The service is free to anyone who wishes to use it.

Taxis

If you need to catch a taxi up to the site, most cabs wait at the back of the railway station, near the platform for London arrivals, rather than at the front near the ticket office. A few numbers are:

  • CJs, 01823 337999
  • Ace, 01823 330330
  • Taunton London Cabs, 01823 283822
  • Deane Taxis, 01823 323232
  • Swift Cabs, 01823 270601

Fares are typically £10 to £15 daytime and a bit more at evenings and weekends.

Local Buses

Two bus services run from Taunton to very close to the site.

The 387 to Sidmouth, run by Dartline Coaches, goes from the railway station once a day, Monday and Thursday only, leaving the Taunton Station South Side (E-Bound) bus stop in the car park on the platform 1 side of the station at 13:20. Get off at Taunton Road Dog Kennels (S-Bound) and the festival entrance is just opposite. Journey takes 24 mins.

The 98 to Buckland St Mary, run by Hatch Green Coaches, leaves The Parade (SW-bound) stop in Fore Street at 17:27 every day. It's a 20 min walk from Taunton Railway Station to the stop - turn left into Station Road coming out of the station and head into the town centre. Get off at the same stop as for the 387.

Neither service runs Saturday or Sunday.

For return travel to Taunton, picking up from Culmhead Business Park entrance, No. 98 Monday — Friday at 07:42, and No. 387 Monday and Thursday at 10:35.

See the Traveline for website current details and up-to-date info.

Road Directions

Sat Nav and Online Maps

TA3 7DY will get you to the Festival entrance.

From the M5

  1. At junction 25, take the A358 for Taunton.
  2. Take the first exit at the next roundabout (staying on the A358), then take the next left, signed for ‘Holway, Corfe (B3170) and racecourse’, opposite the Creech Castle hotel.
  3. Carry on along the Bridgewater Road and take the third left (at the traffic lights) into Ilminster Road.
  4. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Blackbrook Way.
  5. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Chestnut Drive. Follow Chestnut Drive until it ends at a T-junction with Shoreditch Road (the B3170). Turn left, heading for Corfe.
  6. Pass through Corfe (where the road changes name to Whitford Hill), then pass Whitford village. The road goes uphill, passing through a woodland park, where you should look for a four-way crossroads with a rusty-white signpost: turn right, following the signs towards Wellington.
  7. Keep following the signs to Wellington. Bear right at the next junction and pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
  8. At the next junction (crossroads), turn left.
  9. After just under a mile turn right into Culmhead Business Park, then after 50m go through the gate on your right and follow the track to the Festival site.

From the A303

  1. If travelling West (coming from London), about 8 miles out of Illminster turn right onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
    If travelling East, then about 7 miles after Honiton, turn left onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
  2. Take a left at the rusty-white road sign towards Blagdon and Wellington.
  3. Carry on following the signs for Wellington, pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
  4. At the next junction (crossroads), turn left.
  5. After just under a mile turn right into Culmhead Business Park, then after 50m go through the gate on your right and follow the track to the festival site.

And if you get lost...!

An on-site phone number will be published here on the day the Festival opens to the public.