Travel to Buddhafield Festival

 

Public Transport

Trains
The nearest station is Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter.

 

Coaches
Taunton is about 4 hours from London and 1 hour from Bristol. National Express run regular services to Taunton.

 

Shuttle bus from Taunton to Site
We’ll be running a free minibus service between the Festival site and Taunton Railway Station, up to four times an hour on Wednesday, Sunday and Monday (the day after the Festival closes). The minibus will pick up from the recycling point in the large pay-and-display car park. Whichever platform you arrive on, go down the steps, turn right at the bottom, go along the subway towards the ticket office and leave by the main entrance: cross the side road, up the steps and head to the far side of the car park where you'll see the recycling point. Look for a Buddhafield Steward.

Shuttle bus:

  • The Weekender 9,10,11 July –
    We will run a shuttle bus from the train station on the Friday (to arrive) and Monday (to leave)
  • Buddhafield Festival 15,16,17,18,19 July -
    We will run a shuttle bus service from the train station on the Wednesday (to arrive), Sunday and Monday (to leave).

 

Taxis
If you need to catch a taxi up to the site, most cabs wait at the back of the railway station, near the platform for London arrivals, rather than at the front near the ticket office. A few numbers are:

CJs, 01823 337999
Ace, 01823 330330
Taunton London Cabs, 01823 283822
Deane Taxis, 01823 323232
Swift Cabs, 01823 270601
Fares are typically £10 to £15 daytime and a bit more at evenings and weekends.

 

Local Buses
Two bus services run from Taunton to very close to the site.

The 387 to Sidmouth, run by Dartline Coaches, goes from the railway station once a day, Monday and Thursday only, leaving the Taunton Station South Side (E-Bound) bus stop in the car park on the platform 1 side of the station at 13:20. Get off at Taunton Road Dog Kennels (S-Bound) and the festival entrance is just opposite. The journey takes 24 mins.

The 98 to Buckland St Mary, run by Hatch Green Coaches, leaves The Parade (SW-bound) stop in Fore Street at 17:27 every day. It's a 20 min walk from Taunton Railway Station to the stop - turn left into Station Road coming out of the station and head into the town centre. Get off at the same stop as for the 387.

Neither service runs Saturday or Sunday.

For return travel to Taunton, picking up from Culmhead Business Park entrance, No. 98 Monday — Friday at 07:42, and No. 387 Monday and Thursday at 10:35.

See the Traveline website for current details and up-to-date info.

Road Directions

Sat Nav and Online Maps
TA3 7DY will get you to the Festival entrance.

From the M5
At junction 25, take the A358 for Taunton.
Take the first exit at the next roundabout (staying on the A358), then take the next left, signed for ‘Holway, Corfe (B3170) and racecourse’, opposite the Creech Castle hotel.
Carry on along the Bridgewater Road and take the third left (at the traffic lights) into Ilminster Road.
At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Blackbrook Way.
At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Chestnut Drive. Follow Chestnut Drive until it ends at a T-junction with Shoreditch Road (the B3170). Turn left, heading for Corfe.
Pass through Corfe (where the road changes name to Whitford Hill), then pass Whitford village. The road goes uphill, passing through a woodland park, where you should look for a four-way crossroads with a rusty-white signpost: turn right, following the signs towards Wellington.
Keep following the signs to Wellington. Bear right at the next junction and pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
At the next junction (crossroads), turn left.
After just under a mile turn right into Culmhead Business Park, then after 50m go through the gate on your right and follow the track to the Festival site.

From the A303
If travelling West (coming from London), about 8 miles out of Illminster turn right onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton. 
If travelling East, then about 7 miles after Honiton, turn left onto the B3170 signed for Corfe and Taunton.
Take a left at the rusty-white road sign towards Blagdon and Wellington.
Carry on following the signs for Wellington, pass the Holman Clavel pub on the left.
At the next junction (crossroads), turn left.
After just under a mile turn right into Culmhead Business Park, then after 50m go through the gate on your right and follow the track to the festival site.