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London to Castle Cary by train

It takes an average of 2h 7m to travel from London to Castle Cary by train, over a distance of around 107 miles (173 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from London to Castle Cary and tickets for this journey start from £20.80 when you book in advance.

First train

06:03

Last train

21:04

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Castle Cary

Journey time

From 1h 22m

Distance

107 miles (173 km)

Frequency

35 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £20.80

Train operators

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Travelling from London to Glastonbury by train

Looking to travel from London to Castle Cary by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2 hours 8 minutes to travel from London to Castle Cary by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 22 minutes though. You'll usually find 31 trains per day running along the 107 miles (173 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Castle Cary. You can choose to travel with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway to get to Castle Cary – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from London to Castle Cary in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £18.50.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Castle Cary? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Castle Cary take?

The average journey time by train between London and Castle Cary is 2 hours and 7 minutes, with around 35 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Castle Cary by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Castle Cary is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Castle Cary cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Castle Cary can start from as little as £20.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Castle Cary?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Castle Cary without having to change trains. There are 35 direct trains from London to Castle Cary each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Castle Cary leave?

The first train from London to Castle Cary leaves at 06:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Castle Cary leave?

The last train from London to Castle Cary leaves at 21:04. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Castle Cary by train?

Trains travelling from London to Castle Cary cover a distance of around 107 miles (173 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Castle Cary to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Castle Cary

Train tickets from London to Castle Cary start at £20.80 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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London to Glastonbury Festival by train

In the Summer of 2023, I was lucky enough to head to the legendary Glastonbury festival, and so I decided to travel there by train. The first thing to know is that to reach the actual site by train, you’ll need to travel to the town of Castle Cary, and then catch a free shuttle to the festival, from Castle Cary train station. Not only it is the most sustainable way to get to Glastonbury, but it’s also super easy! Here’s how it went for me:

Catching the train at London Paddington station

I travelled on the Great Western Railway train to Castle Cary from London Paddington. The train station was busy with commuters and festivalgoers (the latter were recognisable with camping bags and trolleys full to the brim with festival gear). Around 20 minutes before departure, our platform was announced - I scanned my digital ticket at the gate (no faffing about with a paper ticket) and walked up to the train.

External view of Paddington Station in London

On board the Great Western Railway train from London to Castle Cary

Having managed to be one of the first people to board the train, I had enough space to store my big camping rucksack in the luggage space. Once on board, I was able to buy a few snacks and drinks from the food trolley, which was great as I simply did not have space to carry anything more than my rucksack and camping chair on the way to the station.

It was great to be able to connect to the free WiFi to make last-minute Glastonbury plans regarding camping and bands I wanted to see.

I was able to sit back, relax and enjoy a quiet moment before 5 days of partying.

On the train from London to Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury free shuttle from Castle Cary to the festival site

After less than an hour and a half, we arrived at Castle Cary station, where all my fellow festival goers got off. I was rather impressed at the organisation for such a small train station. The free shuttles were already waiting for people right outside the station and orderly queues were organised to get everyone on their way to the festival as quickly as possible.

It takes about 45 minutes from Castle Cary station to Glastonbury festival with the shuttle bus – it’s a tiny country road, going through hills and small villages. Seeing the iconic Glastonbury sign and the Pyramid stage just a few minutes before arriving on site was such a special moment I will never forget.

Upon arrival at the festival site, the Glastonbury crew team will first get the bags, luggage, trolleys, and camping gear outside of the bus, then it’s our turn to get out and get our belongings. It’s then time to queue for the gates – which doesn’t take that long, from memory, we were in the queue for less than an hour before we were able to get in the festival.

On the shuttle bus to Glastonbury Festival

Getting back from the Glastonbury festival to Castle Cary

When it’s time to come back home post-festival, I recommend getting to the exit of the site as EARLY as possible. And by early, I mean before 7:30 am. Don’t do it like me and leave your campsite around 10:00 am or 11:00 am. Why you ask? Well, to get back to the shuttle pick-up point, if you’re not an early bird, you will need to walk several miles and queue for hours before boarding the shuttle. Trust me, after 5 days of walking and dancing non-stop in a field, you don’t want to queue for 5 hours before getting back home!

On the bus home from Glastonbury Festival

† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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