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 to at least 50% over the next three years. 

But we can’t do this without your help. Please consider making your way to the city via a method of public transport or car sharing.

LOCATION: Boomtown Fair is held at the Matterley Estate near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW. Please stay tuned for the 2020 essential guide which will give you more specific routing information. 

Boomtown BY 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

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! 

COACHES FROM FRANCE: If you’re coming from France you can book onto a coach from our French coach partners ‘On Tours’, which depart from both Lille and Paris.

BY TRAIN & SHUTTLE BUS 

All aboard! 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. Make sure to keep a look out for the release of our 2020 Essential Guide for more information on Shuttle Bus times. You can purchase your Return Shuttle Bus Ticket for £10 through our Ticket Page.

BIG BOOMTOWN BIKE RIDE 

Avid cyclist? Why not join the Boomtown Bike Ride? Travel with the Red Fox team from either London or Bristol along their pre-planned scenic and safe route as a group. As a thank you for helping to reduce Boomtown’s environmental impact and a well done for completing the ride, riders will receive a whole host of extra perks worth up to £95! This includes a Wednesday Festival Entry upgrade and drinks vouchers on arrival as well as a free wristband to our brand new comfortable campsite Camp Orchid.

Alternatively, if you wish to cycle but want to make your own way to Boomtown, you can reach out to us at info@boomtownfair.co.uk for more information.

DRIVING 

If you are planning to drive yourself to Boomtown remember to book a car parking pass for your vehicle - these are much cheaper when booked in advance! 

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…! Head to our dedicated page on GoCarShare where you can both find and offer lifts to Boomtown. 

GETTING A DROPPED OFF

Please bear in mind that getting dropped off at Boomtown is the least environmentally conscious transportation option because of the increased journey time - we’d encourage you to consider one of our public transport options instead if possible. 

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 2020 Essential Guide.

PRIVATE HIRE COACHES

If you’re one of those super organised types and you’ve booked a private hire coach for you and your mates to share please bear in mind that you will have to book an arrival slot. There will be more information about this coming soon but in the meantime please email info@boomtownfair.co.uk with the subject line ‘Private Hire Coach’ and we’ll get back to you once the booking process is live. 

BY MOTORBIKE: 

You can head over to Boomtown on the open road and make use of the Motorbike park at North Gate.