Travel

End of The Road Festival is located at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, in Dorset.

Please note that using this postcode on SATNAV will not get you to the festival site. Please follow directions and signage. See below for more details.

BY CAR

WE ARE:

104 miles West of London. (2 1/2 hour drive)
52 miles South of Bristol (90 minute drive)
23 miles North of Bournemouth (35 minute drive)

Driving times from Google Maps just to give you an idea of where we are. It’ll take a bit longer at festival time.Please help us keep the festival green and use public transport wherever possible.

LIFT SHARE SCHEME
If you’re driving and you have a spare space in your car – please sign up to our Lift Share Scheme and do your bit for the environment at the same time. Find out more here.

SATNAV does not get you to the festival site. Please follow directions and signage.

There will be yellow AA signs guiding traffic to the End of the Road Festival, which is located at the Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal. It is important to follow the AA signs as soon as you see them, and nearer to the venue there are also permanent signs for Larmer Tree Gardens, which are brown with a white flower.

IF YOU WANT TO USE SAT NAV

Sat Nav is not smart enough to deal with the narrow roads around Larmer Tree. The postcodes we recommend here will get you onto the best roads. The postcode for Larmer Tree Gardens itself will often lead to grief.

From London, Midlands, Wales, The North, Bristol and the South West: enter the postcode SP7 0PP. This is just over 4 miles to the north of Larmer Tree at which point you can turn off the Sat Nav and follow our AA signs.

From the South Coast, Bournemouth and Southampton: enter the postcode DT11 8DD. This is just over 2 miles south of Larmer Tree at which point you can follow our AA signs.

If you use the southern approach expect a wait at our Stop/Go signs in the single lane section just before the site.

OLD FASHIONED DIRECTIONS

From LONDON
Take the M3 and leave at Junction 8 onto the A303.
Travel on the A303 for about 47 miles, and turn south on the A350 to Shaftesbury.
From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury.
After about 3 miles (at Ludwell), turn right into Dennis Lane and follow the festival signs.

From BATH & BRISTOL
From the A36, take the A350 to Shaftesbury.
From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury.
After about 3 miles (at Ludwell), turn right into Dennis Lane and follow the festival signs.

From the SOUTHWEST (Directions from Ilchester)
Travel east on the A303. Turn south onto the A350 towards Shaftesbury.
From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury.
After about 3 miles (at Ludwell), turn right into Dennis Lane and follow the festival signs.
From the SOUTH (not recommended due to the Steam Fair taking place between Blandford & our turnoff)
On the A354 leave Blandford Forum heading North East and about 9 miles out of Blandford, look for signs to Larmer Tree Gardens turning left.

Please Note: The Great Dorset Steam Fair will run from Wednesday 2 Sept – Sunday 6 Sept, increasing traffic in the area. Our recommendation is to approach Larmer Tree gardens from the North, coming through Ludwell rather than from the South and East where entanglement with the Steam Fair on the A354 is more likely.

BY TRAIN

Travel to Salisbury Train Station (the trains from London Waterloo take about 90 minutes).

There will be a direct shuttle bus service from Salisbury Railway Station to the festival site, operated by Big Green Coach, details of which can be found below.

There are also a number of trusted taxi companies operating in the area, we are looking into the best deals for you and will provide the most useful numbers here in due time.

BY COACH & SHUTTLE BUS

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SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Big Green Coach will once again be operating the festival shuttle service between Salisbury Train Station and the festival site.

Buses operate on the following dates and times:

From Salisbury Station to The Festival Site

Wednesday 2: Departure: 16:00. This service is for festival staff only
Thursday 3: Departure at least every 30 minutes between 14:00 – 19:00
Friday 4: Departure at least every 30 minutes between 11:00 – 16:00

From The Festival Site to Salisbury Station

Sunday 6: Departure at 17:00 and 19:00. These coaches must be pre-booked
Monday 7: Departures at least every 30 minutes between 07:00 – 13:00. There is an additional limited capacity 14:00 departure for staff only

A return fare costs £12 when purchased online in advance (£14 on the day).

You need to choose a date and time when booking your travel but your ticket entitles you to travel at any time if your plans change. The only exception to that rule is on the evening of Sunday 6 September when departures MUST be pre-booked.

There will be Big Green Coach staff at both the station and the festival site to assist you.

To view all service information and to guarantee your discounted seat visit:
http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/end-of-the-road-coach-travel-shuttle-bus

NATIONAL COACH SERVICES

Big Green Coach will be operating coach services from around the UK direct to the Official End of the Road Festival coach park.

Services will operate from Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, London (Victoria), Manchester and Nottingham. Coaches depart London on both Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th and return home on Monday 7th September. All other services arrive at the festival site on Friday and depart for home on Monday morning.

Save driving, parking, suffering from any over indulgence, money and the environment with return fares that start from only £36!

You can choose to buy travel only or buy your coach and festival ticket together from their website. E-Tickets will be delivered by us no later than a week ahead of the festival. Big Green Coach also offer a deposit scheme (separate from ours) which starts at £50 for both coach and festival ticket. The final payment deadline is 15 June, the same as ours. You can find out more about our deposit scheme here: http://endoftheroadfestival.com/information/tickets/

To view all service information and to guarantee your seat visit:
http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/end-of-the-road-coach-travel-shuttle-bus