From London and thataway Glastonbury is best reached by the M3 and A303 (better than the M4.) Leave the A303 at Podimore roundabout (follow A372 Langport), then later turn right onto the B3151 to Somerton and Street, then follow Glastonbury signs.
From the Midlands, Wales and the North, take the M5 south past Bristol (avoid peak hours) and leave at junction 23. Off-peak hours, you can enter Bristol on the M32 and take the A37 to Wells. If you like backroads, take the Avon Gorge (A4) and Old Wells Road or leave the M5 at junction 22 and cross the Somerset Levels (directions here).
Then at Bristol you can hire a car, catch an airport bus to Bristol then bus 376 to Glastonbury, or find someone to pick you up and give you a lift over the Mendip Hills to Glastonbury (the quickest and easiest option).
Trains go from London Paddington to:
- Bristol Temple Meads, whence the 376 bus to Wells/Street/Yeovil goes hourly to Glastonbury. (Don't take a train to Bristol Parkway.)
- Castle Cary. A rural station with poor transport links. Ask someone to give you a lift from Castle Cary station, or take a taxi - £30ish (12m/18km). Nippy Bus do a bus from Castle Cary station to Street (service 667), and then get from Street by bus or taxi to Glastonbury (2 miles).
From other parts of Britain, travel to Bristol Temple Meads train station or Bristol bus station, and take bus 376.
Cheapest train fares can be found here. Tip for visitors from abroad: the earlier you book a train, the cheaper it is.
Buses. You can also catch a National Express bus from London Victoria bus station, Heathrow airport and the North directly to Glastonbury (timetable here). Berry's also run a direct bus from London to Glastonbury. These are cheaper and take longer.
find a magic carpet ride (get a lift with someone by car)!
Note: Glastonbury is a magnetic place, so it tends either to pull you in easily, or it tests you, sometimes making the journey complicated and challenging. It's all part of the medicine, what Glastonbury does. Stay cool and give time for flexibility. It's magic. Enjoy the trip!