Travel : Bestival


Bestival 2017 will be held at East Lulworth, Dorset United Kingdom. Here are a few tips that might help you plan your travel  for the festival better.



By Air:

The only major airport in Dorset is Bournemouth International Airport, which does flights to many cities in Europe. Bristol airport, 50 miles to the north, has a wider selection, including New York. Southampton airport, 20 miles to the east, has a good selection of European destinations also. London International Airport is just over 100 miles east and can be your destination for overseas access from any airport across the globe.


By Train:

Check South West Trains GroupSave discount or call 0345 6000 650, where you can save 34% off your train travel when you travel in a small group of 3 – 9 people, off-peak.

Shuttle Buses will be available from Wool Station to take you to the site, and also available from the site when you need to leave.

Shuttle Bus Prices 2017:

Single: £6
Return: £12


By Taxi:

The following taxi numbers might be of use, particularly if you need to travel outside of our shuttle bus times. Please note that Taxis drop off and pick up at the Castle Entrance (via White Gate).

Wool & Wareham Taxis:
AAA Cars: 01305 854719
Celctic Cabs: 01929 463311 / 077255 17754
Devine Cars: 07730 418046
Durdle Door Cabs: 01929 44 45 46
E Z Riders Taxis: 01929 556 575
Excel Taxis Wareham: 01929 448066
Garrison: 01929 463 395
Jurrasic Cars: 01929 558 119
Kings Kabs: 01929 554223 / 07872 824167
Phil’s Cabs: 07824 492463
Station Cars: 01929 550 123
Wareham Forest Taxis: 01929 471696


Shuttle Services:

Big Green Coach will be providing shuttle travel to Bestival.

All of the Big Green Coach executive coaches drop you off and pick you up at the Bestival site! Coach services will depart from the following locations: Basingstoke, Bath, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bridgend, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chester, Chichester, Cirencester, Colchester, Coventry, Dartford (Bluewater), Exeter, Gillingham, Gloucester, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London (Croydon), London (Richmond), London (Victoria Coach Station), Manchester (City Centre), Milton Keynes, Newport, Newport (Isle Of Wight), Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Reading (Calcot), Sheffield, Southampton, Stockport, Stoke On Trent, Swansea, Swindon, Truro, Winchester and Worthing.

It is strongly recommended for a healthy and greener option.


By Car or Personal Transit:

Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset. Please use the routes outlined below, following Bestival event signage as you approach the festival:

(NB. please do not use your Sat Nav – follow the directions below)

From the East (via/near Bournemouth) – follow the M27 / A31 through Ringwood to Bere Regis. Follow the signs towards Wool and then follow the event signage.

From the West (via/near Dorchester) – from the A35 Dorchester bypass take the A352 signposted for Wool and Wareham. Then follow event signage.

On approach to the event please follow the relevant signage which relates to your ticket type:

General Camping tickets / Camplight: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then enter site via YELLOW GATE

Boutique Campers/Pitch Village Campers: Follow signs for Boutique Camping, enter site via YELLOW GATE

Campervans/Caravans/Trailer Tents: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then enter site via YELLOW GATE

Camping Plus: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then on approach to camping car parks enter site via GREEN GATE

Accessibility Camping: follow signs for Camping car parks, then on approach to site enter via WHITE GATE

Hospitality & Backstage Camping: follow signs for Camping car parks, then on approach to site enter via WHITE GATE

NB – Please do not follow your SatNav once you are on the A352 as we will have some road closures in place and please watch your speed as this is a rural location and likely to have heavier traffic than usual.