Travel to Buddhafield Festival

 

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

A mini-bus to shuttle people between the event site and Taunton Rail Station is provided for Crew on the day before the event and the morning of the first day of the event if required and for the general public from the first day of the event to Tat-down Monday. The service is free of charge.  

The mini-bus picks up and drops off at the event and at Taunton Railway Station at the temporary parking bays next to the recycling point in the furthest south car park as follows. A Steward and a notice showing the pick up point will be at the Station. This is the mobile number for the shuttle which will only be operational during running hours: 07824961267. 

 

Weekender Timetable

Thursday 8th July (one per hour - crew only)

First mini-bus from station 13:00

Last mini-bus from station 20:00

Friday 9th July 2-3 per hour*

First mini-bus from station 10:00

Last mini-bus from station 21:30

Saturday 10th July

Mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 10:00, 14:00, 18:00

Mini-bus from station 10:30, 14:30, 18:30

Sunday 11th Juy 2-3 per hour*

First mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 09:00

Last mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 21:00

Monday 12th July 2-3 per hour*

First mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 09:00

Last mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 15:00

 

5-Day Event Timetable

Tuesday 13th July (one per hour - crew only)

First mini-bus from station 13:00

Last mini-bus from station 20:00

Wednesday 14th July 2-3 per hour*

First mini-bus from station 10:00

Last mini-bus from station 21:30

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 15th-18th July

Mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 10:00, 14:00, 18:00

Mini-bus from station 10:30, 14:30, 18:30

Sunday 2-3 per hour*

First mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafield 09:00

Last mini-bus from Gate 1 at Buddhafiled 21:00

Monday 2-3 per hour*

First mini-bus from Gate 1 09:00

Last mini-bus from Gate 1 15:00

 

* If there are fewer people wanting the shuttle at the beginning or end of the time the shuttle is scheduled to operate, the service may be less frequent.

 

On leaving the event, participants using the mini-bus shuttle service to catch a train from Taunton are advised to arrive at Buddhafield’s Gate 1 at least 2 hours in advance of a pre-booked train time. The shuttle service departure times will be displayed at the Info Point.

 

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:

Fares are typically £20 one-way daytime and a bit more at evenings and weekends.

AAA Taxis 01823 25 79 99 
Ace 01823 330330 
Ali Cabs 01823 241122
Deane Taxis 01823 323232
Swift Cabs 01823 270601

 

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. The 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 website for 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
At junction 25, take the A358 for Taunton.
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.
Carry on along the Bridgewater Road and take the third left (at the traffic lights) into Ilminster Road.
At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Blackbrook Way.
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.
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.
Keep following the signs to Wellington. Bear right at the next junction and pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
At the next junction (crossroads), turn left.
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
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.
Take a left at the rusty-white road sign towards Blagdon and Wellington.
Carry on following the signs for Wellington, pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
At the next junction (crossroads), turn left.
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.