Travel

Travel

There are so many ways to make your way to the city this summer! However, remember audience travel accounts for about 80% of a festival’s total carbon footprint... As a part of our Green Mission, we’ve set ourselves the challenge of reducing this down by at least 50%over the next three years. But we can’t do this without your help. Please choose to travel to the festival via a method of public transport, cycling or car sharing.

 For further information check out our FAQs here. 

COACH

Hop on one of our National Express coaches from over 50 locations around the UK… 

Services run from: 

Bath Spa, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Carlisle, Cirencester, Darlington, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chester, Chesterfield, Chichester, Colchester, Dartford, Durham, Gillingham, Hartlepool, Heathrow Airport, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Ringwood, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockton, Stoke on Trent, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Thetford, Truro, Wolverhampton, Worthing.

You can add a coach ticket to any ticket type via our ticket page here

If you can’t find your location listed above check out neon, the new coach travel platform powered by National Express that allows you to request a journey from where you want to travel to Boomtown from. If enough people submit a request from your location, National Express will be able to create the journey but don’t worry if your journey doesn't gain enough interest National Express will send you loads of alternative options!

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TRAIN & SHUTTLE BUS 

Jump on the train to Winchester Train Station and then hop on our handy shuttle bus straight to Boomtown. Buses will be running every day throughout the duration of the festival from midday Wednesday until Monday evening. You can purchase your Return Shuttle Bus Ticket for £10 through our Ticket Page. The shuttle bus timetable will be released in July 2021.

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BIG BOOMTOWN BIKE RIDE 

We're looking to change the way we run our big bike rides next year, but first we need to hear from you! If you're a keen cyclist and you've come on the ride before or alternatively if there's a reason why you didn't consider it please fill in our quick survey so we can put on a service that works best for everybody. 

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DRIVING 

If you are planning to drive to Boomtown you need to book a car parking pass on the ticket page for your vehicle - these are much cheaper when booked in advance! Car passes are available to purchase until 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 and will be sent out by post in late July. Make sure you include an up to date postal address on your booking for it to be sent to.

We would strongly recommend car sharing if you’re coming by car - It’s not only less environmentally impactful but also makes the journey cheaper!

Boomtown Fair is held at the Matterley Estate near Winchester, Hampshire. More specific routing information will be released in the 2021 essential guide closer to the festival. 

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PICK UP & DROP OFF

Please bear in mind that getting dropped off by a friend or parent at Boomtown is the worst way to get to the festival for the environment, you and the person dropping you off!  unless there are absolutely no other ways for you to get to the festival we would ask for you to not even think about it as an option!  

Taxis are a bit better, if you have no other options, but please bear in mind the shuttle bus is more convenient and probably quicker if coming from adn to the train station. 

If you must get a lift or a taxi to the festival, you will be signposted towards the Pick Up & Drop Off point at West gate with more details to follow in our 2021 essential guide.

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PRIVATE HIRE COACHES

You can choose to book your own private coach or minibus for you and your mates to come to the festival, you need to book a space to be dropped off at our coach park. This applies to all vehicles of 18 seats or over. It costs £50 (+BF) and this covers both drop-off and collection. 

When booking you must choose a slot based on what time you would like to be collected to go home from Boomtown on Sunday or Monday. If you have more than one private hire vehicle coming you will need to make multiple bookings.

When you proceed to the checkout you will be asked some questions that include confirmation of your estimated arrival time and the details of the coach company who are dropping you off, so please have these details to hand. There are limited slots available, so please book your slot in plenty of time. Once you have chosen a slot you will not be able to change your booking. 

The peak times for drop off on both Wednesday and Thursday are between 10am and 2pm each day. If you arrive during peak hours you may have to wait for an extended period before you are able to get off your coaches

You will not be able to be dropped off on the road side as Traffic Marshals and Police will prevent you from being dropped off on the highway for your own and others safety.

Please note there are no facilities on site for drivers to wait or take breaks. If the driver of your vehicle needs to take a statutory break we advise that they do so away from the festival site. 

The nearest service areas are:

  • Sutton Scotney, A34 (14 miles from site)
  • Rownhams Services, M27 (17 miles)
  • Winchester Services, M3 (24 miles)

You can also check out neon, the new coach travel platform powered by National Express that allows you to request a journey from where you want to travel to Boomtown from. If enough people submit a request from your location, National Express will be able to create the journey! 

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BY MOTORBIKE

You can head over to Boomtown on the open road and make use of our Motorbike park for free. More details of location and travel directions will be included in the Essential Guide in 2021.