The nearest train station to Glastonbury Festival is Castle Cary near Pilton, Somerset. Trains to Castle Cary run from major stations including London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads. Once you arrive at the station, free shuttle buses run to the festival site around six miles away.  

Established by Michael Eavis in 1970, Glastonbury is a five-day festival typically hosted in June, consisting of contemporary performing arts and music. In addition to the hundreds of live acts on offer, Glastonbury also hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and a wide range of interactive activities across the weekend.  

The layout of Glastonbury is open plan, and although the infamous Pyramid Stage plays host to the main music acts throughout the weekend, festival-goers are encouraged to experience the varied and interesting “areas” dotted around the site that are almost like individual festivals themselves.  

Trainline does not have any affiliation with Glastonbury Festival, for more information on Glastonbury Festival please visit their website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 21:30
Saturday 06:30 - 21:30
Sunday 14:30 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please note station is staffed part time only. Please call our assist line if you require assistance at this station.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces100
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£133.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Front of station

Cycle storage notes<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply please pick a "cycling by train" leaflet at your local station.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to platforms 2 and 3 via a stepped footbridge. Barrow crossing only available during staffed hours.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Each year over 150,000 music lovers travel to Glastonbury by train, car and bus to enjoy a range of world-famous rock and pop acts, dance music, theatre, poetry and performing arts. Parking at the festival incurs a fee of £50 when you arrive and there are queues of up to nine hours when leaving during peak times (between 08:00 – 17:00 on Monday), so it’s recommended that festival goers arrive by train or leave very early on Monday to avoid queues. 

With so many people travelling to the area at the same time, extra train services to Castle Cary station run throughout the festival – it’s likely you’ll still have to queue for trains though so bear this in mind when choosing your travel time. If you’re travelling back from Glastonbury using a Mobile ticket or eticket, make sure you’ve left enough battery on your phone to show your ticket at Castle Cary – or bring a print out as a backup.  


Cheap train tickets to Glastonbury

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Glastonbury to help save you money before the festival.

If you haven’t already, check to see if you’re eligible for a national Railcard to help save 1/3 off the price of your train tickets* – popular options include the 16-2526-30Two Together or Disabled Persons Railcards. Travelling in a group of three to nine people? You could benefit from a GroupSave discount of up to 34%.  

*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some Railcard types. 

Another way to save money on your train tickets to Castle Cary and Glastonbury is to purchase an Advance Ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book your tickets, the more you’ll benefit from cheaper fares. Advance tickets usually go on sale 12 weeks before the departure date – sign up to our Ticket alert to be the first to know when your tickets go on sale. 

Did you know you can also travel to Glastonbury by coach? National Express offer direct bus services from over 50 locations across the UK. We’ll show these alongside train routes to Castle Cary in our journey planner, so why not start a search for your travel to Glastonbury now?  


Departures and arrivals from Castle Cary

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Castle Cary station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WeymouthGreat Western Railway11:012On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway11:043On time
to PaigntonGreat Western Railway11:152On time
to Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway12:142On time
to GloucesterGreat Western Railway12:163On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Yeovil Pen MillSouth Western Railway10:583On time
from GloucesterGreat Western Railway10:592On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway11:142On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:132On time
from WeymouthGreat Western Railway12:153On time

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