Get to Glastonbury direct with National Express
National Express – the only coach operator currently selling tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival (Wednesday 24 June - Monday 28 June) is unveiling a UK-wide network of direct services to the iconic event in a move welcomed by organiser and green travel champion Michael Eavis.
National Express’ service offer has been designed directly in response to feedback from the coach operator’s vast Glastonbury customer-base.
Last year, almost a quarter of festival-goers arrived onsite on a coach operated by National Express and the UK’s largest coach operator, which serves the festivals from 73 towns and cities across the UK, is gearing up to take even more this year.
National Express’ Glastonbury ‘headliners’:
- Travel to Glastonbury in a group and save National Express’ group travel discount lets you save 25% off our standard fares when traveling in a group of four or more people
- Early festival arrivals with first services on Wednesday 24 June arriving at 05:30 - giving invaluable extra time for people to source the best tent pitches
- More early morning Monday departures The first vehicles leave the site on Monday 28 June, at 02:00, enabling people to get home after the event in time for breakfast
- Continuous London service to the festival Coaches depart Victoria Coach Station from 02:00 on Wednesday through to 15:30 on Friday – with coaches every half an hour at peak periods
- Services are direct to the heart of the festival – unlike other transport modes, no connections are needed, saving the need to change vehicle or lug bags and tents long distances
- Fares start at £18.20 one-way
As an environmentally-responsible festival, Glastonbury welcomes people travelling to the site by public transport and those travelling with National Express benefit from a designated route in and out of the site – avoiding lengthy traffic jams caused by cars.
Glastonbury Founder and organiser Michael Eavis said: “We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with National Express and I’d like to thank them for their efforts in helping make Glastonbury more accessible than ever. As an environmentally-conscious event, we welcome any move than increases the provision of affordable transport for the tens of thousands of music-lovers who attend the festival each year."
National Express UK Coach Managing Director, Tom Stables said: “We have proudly served Glastonbury for many years and built up a loyal customer base. Based on our extensive experience of what will best benefit festival goers – as well as customer feedback – we’ve tailored our coach services to ensure people get the most out of their Glastonbury experience and we look forward to welcoming people on board."
For more information visit www.nationalexpress.com or call 0871 781 8181.