GLASTO 2022 is approaching, and will return – with a typically star-studded line-up – for the first time in two years.
But travellers may be wondering how to get there, and if there are any strikes that may affect them. Here's all you need to know.
How do I get to Glastonbury?
Glastonbury 2022 will feature some serious star power, including including headliners Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Sir Paul McCartney.
Diana Ross will perform in the Sunday afternoon legends' slot.
It's the first time the Worthy Farm festival will be on since 2019, after cancellations due to the pandemic.
The likes of teen sensation Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Megan Thee Stallion, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Wolf Alice will also feature in the stacked line-up.
It promises to be a massive weekend in the festival calendar, but how can you get to the Somerset site?
Glastonbury encourage people to cycle there, as part of their commitment to reducing CO2 emissions produced by the festival audience.
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The site is only a few miles to the south of Route 3 on the National Cycle Network.
The route runs between Glastonbury and Welles – if you need any advice on planning your journey consult Cycle Streets’ Glastonbury Route Planner.
The closest airport to the festival is Bristol International Airport.
The festival website suggests contacting the following airlines for details and bookings:
- DAT 08707 352345
- Go 0870 60 76543
- KLM 08705 750900
- Ryanair 0541 569569
- British European 0990 676676
There are National Express coaches from Heathrow Airport straight to the festival, though return tickets must be booked in advance. You can buy them here.
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You can also catch a regular bus link from Bristol Airport which is called the Bristol International Flyer.
It can get you from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads, while regular buses travel from Temple Meads to the festival's on-site bus station.
The Glasto website asks those driving to join in their pledge to cut emissions by car sharing.
But you'll need a parking pass if you're planning to arrive by car.
They're available here for £50, but only until Wednesday, 15 June, 2022.
The festival recommends the following routes:
• From south London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP).
• From Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY).
• From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
• From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
• From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
• From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
• For more local traffic using the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)
You can follow signs to the festival site once you're in the local area.
More information is about arriving and parking at the site can be found here.
Are there any trains or tubes during Glastonbury and when are the strikes?
You can find festival-recommended train information on GWR’s Glastonbury page.
But though trains are running, your route may well be affected by upcoming industrial action.
National strikes are planned across British railways starting on Tuesday, June 21, Thursday, June 23, and Saturday, June 25, 2022 that could well affect your Glasto travel plans.
Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) workers for 13 rail operators and National rail are expected to stage walk outs on these dates.
Clair Mann, Managing Director of South Western Railway said the "action will mean that many customers will be unable to travel by rail".
She added: "If customers can change their date of travel, or make alternative arrangements, I urge them to begin making those arrangements as soon as possible."
A strike is also planned on the London Underground on June 21, which is part of a separate dispute over job losses and pensions.
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There are also overnight strikes affecting the Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines on Fridays and Saturdays until Sunday, 19 June, 2022.
The festival takes place on the 22 June, 2022, so check in advance that tubes and trains are running well in advance, so you can plan an alternative route if necessary.
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