Getting to Glastonbury

Our venue: Glastonbury Town Hall, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL

Glastonbury lies in South West England, about 125 miles (220km) west of London and 28 miles (40km) south of the city of Bristol.

Getting here by car


From London and the east: 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. If you’ve been before and want something different, follow the side-roads from London or the North by clicking here. They take longer but they’re rather scenic if you’re in the mood.

Getting here by Train

Trains go from London Paddington to:

Bristol Temple Meads, from where 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 – £30-ish (12m/18km). Nippy Bus do a bus from Castle Cary station to Street (service 667), and then you can get from Street to Glastonbury by bus or taxi (2m).

Taunton. Then catch First Bus 29 or Webberbus 38 or 39 – there’s a short walk from the train to the bus station.

From other parts of Britain, travel to Bristol Temple Meads train station or Bristol bus station, and take bus 376.

The cheapest train fares can be found here. Tip for visitors from abroad: the earlier you book a train, the cheaper it is!

Getting here by bus

You can 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 but take longer.

Alternatively…
Find a magic carpet ride (or get a lift with someone by car)!

Getting here by air

Internationally, many people fly into the London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and City are best – it’s more difficult to get to Glastonbury from Stansted and Luton). Then trains or buses are available (see elsewhere on this page), or you can hire a car.

You can also fly in direct to Bristol International airport, from UK and Europe. Coming in long-haul from America or Asia, many people catch a flight to Amsterdam, Paris or Frankfurt and then get a direct flight to Bristol. There are cheap fights available from North America (Boston, Toronto, Montreal, DC, LA and San Francisco) via Reyjavik, Iceland, to Bristol, using Icelandair.

Once at Bristol you can hire a car, catch an airport bus to Bristol and then get 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).

If arriving at London Heathrow airport, catch the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington, then another train to Castle Cary or to Bristol TM (see Trains above) – they are on different lines, and Bristol trains are more frequent, but Castle Cary, a country station, is closer to Glastonbury. You can also catch an airport bus from Heathrow to Reading, and then a train to Bristol Temple Meads or Castle Cary. From London Gatwick, catch a train to Reading or London, then to Castle Cary or Bristol Temple Meads.

Get in touch

If you would like to contact the Glastonbury Symposium, please email us using the contact form below or by emailing us directly on hq@glastonburysymposium.co.uk, or by telephoning us on the number in the panel at the foot of the page.