Travel

Travel

LOCATION: 

Boomtown Fair is held at the Matterley Estate near Winchester, Hampshire. SO21 1HW. (UK)

COACH

Big Green Coach are the only official coach operator authorised to drop off inside the festival coach park, ensuring that all BGC travellers start their Boomtown journey as close to the action as possible

f you haven’t booked your coach ticket yet, then these can still be purchased on the Big Green Coach website by clicking here!

If you have already purchased your coach ticket either through the Boomtown website or direct from the Big Green Coach website, then you can expect to receive your coach travel ticket 2 weeks before the festival.  You should have received a booking confirmation upon booking - either from The Ticket Sellers or Big Green Coach depending on where you purchased your ticket.

REMEMBER!  If you purchased a Coach Traveller ticket, you MUST arrive on the coach in order to gain entry to the festival.  

TRAIN & SHUTTLE BUS

The Boombus shuttle service runs from Winchester train station directly to site from Thursday 10th August - Monday 14th August for only £10 return.  

Please be aware the shuttle bus coach park has moved from the East side of the site (near the Lion’s Den) to the West side of the site (near to Downtown). 

TIMETABLE 

Thursday 10th August

Hours of operation: 07:00 to 21:00

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM WINCHESTER TRAIN STATION – 07:00

Frequent departures during all hours of operation

Last departure from station @ 21:00

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM BOOMTOWN SHUTTLE BUS STATION – 07:30

Last departure from Boomtown @ 20:30

Friday 11th August

Hours of operation: 08:00 to 21:00

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM STATION – 08:00

Frequent departures up to last departure from the station @ 21:00

The service operates in both directions on Friday:

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM SITE – 08:30

Then follow the above timings of departures until last departure from site @ 20:30

Saturday 12th August

Hours of operation: 09:00 to 21:00

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM STATION – 09:00

Frequent departures up to last departure from the station @ 21:00

The service operates in both directions on Saturday:

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM SITE – 09:30

Then follow the above timings of departures until last departure from site @ 20:30

Sunday 13th August

Hours of operation: 09:00 to 21:00

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM STATION – 09:00

Frequent departures up to last departure from the station @ 20:30

The service operates in both directions on Sunday:

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM SITE – 09:30

Then follow the above timings of departures until last departure from site @ 21:00

Monday 14th August

Hours of operation: 06:00 to 17:00

FIRST DEPARTURE FROM SITE – 06:00

Frequent departures up to 17:00

This service operates one way from site to the station only on Monday

If you find yourself stranded at the festival on Monday morning, you can also purchase a one way ticket at the Festival Shuttle Bus Station for £5.

 

TRAIN TICKET OFFERS!

This year we are working with Trainsplit.com, so that you can easily find the cheapest rail tickets to the festival.

From 22 May you will be able to visit the Trainsplit website to search for the best split ticket options - which can sometimes work out 50% cheaper than direct tickets that you would book on trainline. You can find out more about this service by clicking on the document at the bottom of the page. (note, the service opens 12 weeks before the festival).

Anyone planning on travelling via train from London Waterloo should take note that there will be station upgrades taking place over the dates of the festival. See here for more information.

COACH FROM FRANCE / SWITZERLAND

Back for the third year, On Tours are offering combined Festival Entry Ticket & Return Coach Packages from France and Switzerland. Choose from five departure locations including Paris, Lyon, Lille, Dijon and Geneva. Click here for more information.

UPDATE: Coaches from Switzerland are now sold out.

DROP OFF POINTS

If you’re being dropped off please follow signs for the PICK UP and DROP OFF points at the BLUE GATE which will be signposted on your route down down to the festival.

If you are being dropped off at Family/Quiet Camping or at The Meadow please follow PICK UP and DROP OFF points at the ORANGE GATE.

PRIVATE HIRE COACHES

If you and your friends are booking your own coach or minibus (15 seats or above) please note these important changes to the system for 2017:

Our coach parking facility has moved to the West side of the site this year. This will make it closer to the major road network, which should reduce the time spent in traffic queues, however space on this side of site is more restricted so we’ve put a booking system in place to ensure we have the room we need for any private hire coaches to drop off and collect.

You’ll need to book a slot in advance. It costs £50 per vehicle (this covers both drop off and collection on Monday). 

STEP 1.

To book your departure slot please visit our website coach-park-slot.  All time slots are sold on a first come first serve basis.

STEP 2.

Once you have made your booking online please make a note of your booking reference.

STEP 3.

Please fill out this form and submit as soon as you can. Coach Park Booking Form 

 

TRAVEL BY CAR

We’ve teamed up with the people from GoCarShare to encourge people to share their cars or get a lift down to Boomtown, making new friends and cutting down on carbon emissions.

GoCarShare links drivers up with potential passengers and vice versa so head over here to find a lift or a driver, slash congestion and leave no car space wasted!

CAR PARKS

Please be aware there are several car parks around site and are allocated depending on where people are travelling from and how full the car parks are.

Please always follow directions from stewards and the routing passes to ensure that we can keep traffic moving and make sure everyone can get home as easily as possible after the festival.

Designated car parks are available for Boomtique Residents, attendees with children who are camping in Family Camping, as well as those in Quiet Camping and for attendees with accessibility needs who have booked a space in the Meadow Campsite.