Your Arrival

Getting here, everything you need to know…

By Car

Please use the postcodes below to help get you near to the correct side of the festival for entry into your chosen campsite/carpark..
As you approach, you will then see Yellow AA road signs. Once you see these, please follow them based on the entrance gate needed for your chosen campsite/carpark.

OX7 3HL – Blue Gate – Crane Hill Lodge
Family Camping/Car Park
Live-In Vehicle

OX7 3DF – Red Gate – Whitney Road
General Camping/Car Park
Quiet Camping/Car Park

OX7 3EW – Green Gate – Southill Drive
Boutique Camping/Car Park
Meadow Camping/Car Park
Drop Off, Pick Up

OX7 3EJ – Yellow Gate – North Lodge
Accessibility Camping/Car Park
Accessibility Live-In Vehicle

Car Park Passes
Every vehicle must have an applicable Car Park Pass (1 per vehicle).
You can either book these in advance or on arrival for £26 (card payment).
Every car park pass booked includes a £1 donation to Trees for Cities.

If this has been posted to you in advance, please have this completed and clearly displayed on your windscreen before arrival.
If you have not received this before arrival, please bring your booking confirmation email (you can present this on your phone).

Getting from the Car Park to Campsite
Mr Trolley will be stationed in the Car Parks / near the Box Offices at Family, General and Boutique to help get your things from the carpark to your home for the weekend.
You can pre-book this or book on the day.
See his locations on our Festival Map.

Not Camping?
If you’re coming and going from the festival each day you only need one car park pass to be able to park your car for the whole weekend but please be aware that we cannot guarantee the same parking space each day if you leave and return.


We do not have a specific bike park for motorcycles, bikes are parked at your own risk and will require a Car Park Pass (1 per vehicle). Entry routes as above.

By Train & Shuttle Bus

Charlbury is the local station, with regular trains from London Paddington. From here you can walk to the festival, it’s approx. 1.5 miles, but please be aware countryside roads are winding.
Shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend between Charlbury station and the festival.
£3 single, £5 return. Cash only.

Shuttle Bus Times

Thursday / Friday: 11:00 – 20:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday: 13:00 – 20:00
Monday: 09:00 – 11:30
Timings subject to change

Bus Stop 1
Drop Off, Pick Up | General | Quiet

Bus Stop 2
Boutique | Meadow

Bus Stop 3
Live-In Vehicle | Family | Accessibility

By Coach

Our official travel partner Big Green Coach is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of every festival goer by providing carbon-neutral coach services to and from the festival gates.

Whether you’ve had a late-night party in The Valley or found your zen in the sanctuary, you won’t need to worry about the journey home on Monday.
Let Big Green Coach take the stress out of organising your travel and secure your hassle-free return coach seats from here.

All coaches arrive at the festival on Thursday and leave on Monday morning.

Pick-up locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Farnborough, Gloucester, Guildford, London (Victoria Coach Station), Oxford, Reading (Calcot) and Warwick.

Book here

By Bike

Join Red Fox Cycling’s Ride to Wilderness, starting in Richmond, London, and continuing through picture-perfect rural Oxfordshire. You’ll camp overnight in a woodland retreat in the Chiltern Hills, getting to know each other around the campfire or over dinner in a quaint village pub. Our guides and support van will journey every mile with you, providing food, mechanical support and plenty of encouragement. We can even bring you and your bike back to Richmond after the festival. All you need to do is turn up and have fun. This ride is open to cyclists of all levels and abilities, you need to be moderately fit and capable of cycling approximately 46 miles per day.

Better still, by booking your tickets and cycle ride through Red Fox you’ll be securing one of our cheapest festival tickets.

What better way to start your weekend? Book here

There is a bike park next to the PUDO Box Office. Bikes are left at your own risk.

By Foot

You can enter via any gate, but from Charlbury, Yellow Gate / North Lodge is the easiest for accessing the festival via the Pedestrian Box Office.
Please note vehicles still use this road throughout the festival, so please walk on the verges and wear bright/reflective clothing if walking home in the evening.

Local Taxis

Blenheim Taxis: 07773000444
Excelsior Taxis: 01608643721
Woody’s Taxi: 07863205726
Charlbury Taxis: 07855806102
OPh Taxis: 07717753290
Livey’s Taxis: 07979507535
H&R Taxis: 01993840084
Town House Travel: 07766743081
Hasan Taxi: 07903740131
LT Services Luxury cars and People Carriers: 07503888101 / 07805614985

If any of these firms has a car already parked at the station (4 seater car/4 paying passengers), the price should be approximately £10 to Yellow/Blue Gate or £20 to Green/Red Gate.

Prices for minibuses will vary, and prices to any other destination are to be agreed upon between the parties themselves.

Unfortunately, the local Charlbury taxi services do not have disabled access but can store a folded-up wheelchair in the back of their vehicles.

Gate & Arena Times

Please see below for our standard gate times for entry into the festival.
Please note that these can be subject to change.

12:00 – 22:00 (car parks from 10:00, arena from 14:00)
09:00 – 22:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 18:00

Arena Opening Times
The Main Arena opens from 07:45 daily (from 14:00 Thursday).
Winds down around 04:00 (00:00 Thursday & Sunday).
It is closed on Monday.

Arrival & Check-In

Once you arrive, head to the relevant Wristband Exchange to exchange your mobile QR code ticket for your non-camping festival wristband.
Don’t rely on mobile signals at the festival. Save your mobile QR code tickets to your phone wallet app before you arrive.
If you have any issues with your tickets, head straight to the relevant Box Office before proceeding to the wristband exchange.
Once you’re all set up, you can head into the arena (open from 14:00 on Thursday) via the relevant arena entrance.

General & Quiet Camping
South Entrance Wristband Exchange
Red Box Office
West & East Arena Entrance

Boutique & Meadow Camping
Boutique & Meadow Reception
Boutique & Meadow Arena Entrance

Family Camping
North Entrance Wristband Exchange
Blue Box Office
North Arena Entrance

Live-In Vehicle Camping
Live-In Vehicle Box Office
North Arena Entrance (via the walkway through Accessibility camping)

Accessibility Camping
Accessibility Check-In
North Arena Entrance

If coming by vehicle – entrance as per the relevant car park booked
If being dropped off – Pick Up Drop Off Wristband Exchange and East Arena Entrance
If coming on foot – Pedestrian/Local Box Office and Pedestrian Arena Entrance

Going Home (to prepare for next year…)
Sunday night will still be fun, but we ask that you vacate the campsites by midday on Monday. Take everything with you and properly dispose of any rubbish. Please respect our wonderful neighbours when leaving; they are kind enough to host us yearly, so please repay that kindness. Drive carefully, leave quietly and do not drop any litter. Early Bird tickets for next year’s festival tend to go on sale in the first couple of days following the festival, so keep an eye out for these!