Glastonbury address: Here's how to get to the music festival in Somerset

21 June 2022, 17:58 | Updated: 19 June 2023, 18:17

Here's how to get to Glastonbury 2023
Here's how to get to Glastonbury 2023. Picture: Alamy Stock Photo

Thousands of music fans will be descending on the small Somerset town of Glastonbury this weekend. Here's how to get there.

Glastonbury Festival is about to kick off for another year - bringing music lovers world-class performances from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Guns N'Roses and Sir Elton John.

The festival - which started back in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix died - starts on Wednesday 21st and runs until Sunday 25th June, 2023.

And while it's been running for decades, the festival attracts a fresh batch of fans each year. So for those who aren't old faithfuls, here's a handy guide on how to get to Glastonbury - including the exact address to use for your sat-nav.

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What time do the Glastonbury gates open?

The Glastonbury gates officially open on the morning of Wednesday 21st June at 8am. However, the car parks will be open from 9pm at on the Tuesday night.

What's the Glastonbury address?

The full address for Glastonbury is:

  • Worthy Farm, Worthy Lane, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4BY.

Sat Nav codes for Glastonbury 2023

Using Sat Nav: TA11 7DP

  • from South London: take theM3 then the A303 and the A37
  • from the Midlands: take the M40 and the A34 to A303 and A37
  • from the North East: take the A1 or M1, then M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then the A303 and A37

Using Sat Nav: BA4 4LY

  • for local traffic using the A37 North or the A361 East
  • from Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361

Using Sat Nav: BA6 9XE

  • from the North West: take the M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then the A361
  • from Wales: take the M4, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then the A361

Also, remember that the SatNav codes will only take you to the start of the Festival signage, so keep your eyes peeled!

Glastonbury organisers have also shared this tip for 2023: "those who parked on the east side of the site last year had the shortest queues at the pedestrian gates and the shortest queues getting out on Monday".

They also advise fans to "use the Blue Route (approach from the A303, then the A37), where there is more parking space and less of a queue to get in and out of the site".

How to get there by train

For those travelling by train, the best station to get off at is Castle Cary, where you can get a free shuttle bus to the festival site (from Gate A).

Shuttle busses run every 15 minutes, with the first bus leaving at 7am on Wednesday morning.

If you're travelling from London, you can take the train from Paddington Station to Bath Spa, then change to get to Castle Cary.

Glastonbury 2019 car park map
Glastonbury 2019 car park map. Picture: Glastonbury Festival

Car parking information

It's important to note that guests who do arrive the night before the official opening time on Wednesday will only have access to toilets, and will be expected to stay in their cars until the festival begins.

Depending on the direction you're coming from, there are four main entrances for cars; drivers simply need to follow the P signs to get to the nearest car park, at which point stewards will be present to point you in the right direction and alleviate the traffic coming into the site.

Visit the official Glastonbury website for more travel info on the festival