The festival is situated in a small village in a rural area of East Somerset. Pilton, the host village, is surrounded by country lanes and hamlets so when 200,000 people and nearly 50,000 cars, campervans and trailers descend on the area, it can get pretty busy!
In the days leading up to the festival, and the days after, we’ll provide as much up-to-date traffic and travel information as possible. If possible, we would encourage you to travel to the festival using public transport – cutting down on the number of cars around the Somerset villages and also reducing your carbon footprint!
If you are driving to the festival please remember that in order to enjoy yourself at the festival, you have to get there in one piece – driving while drunk, on drugs or sleep deprived is not acceptable and could lead to serious injury or death to you, your passengers and other road users.
The safest amount of alcohol to drink before driving is none at all, and remember, if you’ve been drinking the night before you drive you should leave plenty of time before setting off in the morning.
When leaving the festival by car please be calm and expect delays. The police have a comprehensive traffic management plan to try and keep the traffic moving as much as possible. Please have consideration for the residents of Pilton village, and the towns and villages surrounding the festival, when stuck in the traffic.
It is estimated that there will be around 50,000 cars driven to the festival. Car crime has decreased massively in the festival car parks in the last five years, however, this is no reason to be complacent.
Keep your car as safe when you park it in the Glastonbury car park as you would when you park it in anywhere else. Don’t leave any property on display. Think – Remove it, Lock it, Keep it.
Make sure you close your windows and lock your car, activate your alarm and use any visible security devices, such as a steering wheel lock. This will ensure your car is safe and sound when you return to it on the Monday morning.
Travelling by train
Castle Cary Station should be your final destination, where courtesy buses will run to and from the festival – but only for people in possession of a valid ticket. For further information about travelling by train, visit the National Rail Enquires website.
For more information visit the Glastonbury Festival website, which has a really useful travel section.
CONTACTING THE POLICE AT GLASTONBURY
If you need to speak to us, we provide regular visible patrols around the festival. Alternatively, we are based at the multi-agency compound on site.
- If the crime is in progress or there is a threat of immediate danger call 999
- To report non emergencies call 101 or report online