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Big Green Coach

Big Green Coach are back as Official Travel Partner to Leeds 2023 and this year, all services are carbon neutral.

Take the hassle out of planning your journey and get dropped inside the festival gates, no one gets you closer.

They are running WEEKEND and DAY RETURN services from more than 35 pick-up locations.

WEEKEND SERVICES – Choose to arrive Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and they’ll get you home on Monday morning (feeling super fresh).

DAY RETURNS – Just heading in for the day? Big Green Coach will drop you at the gates before music starts and won’t leave until the action is over. Party hard and sleep all the way home!

Forget hotels, trains, and shuttle buses. Leave the car at home and forget being designated driver.

By Taxi

RED GATE 1

The designated Taxis Rank is based at Red Gate 1 this year where you will find Leeds Hackney Carriages and Private Hires waiting to pick up festival-goers.

The fare from Leeds City Centre will be in the region of £25 – £40 in a hackney carriage car depending on the route taken and traffic levels.

Uber is the official transport partner of Leeds Festival – this would be a good option for those who want to pay by card.

By Car

Parking is included within the price of all tickets at Leeds Festival.

Please travel to the A1, M1 or the A1(M) whether you are coming from the North, South, East or West and then follow the signs from the motorway. All routes to Leeds Festival start from the A1(M). Please note that the junction numbers on the A1(M) that we are using changed a few years ago and out of date printed maps, and old sat nav systems may not reflect the correct junction numbering on the ground so follow the signage on the routes rather than checking against a map.

FROM A1(M) COMING FROM THE SOUTH

The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 41 Northbound

For traffic coming from the South, continue along the A1(M) Northbound to follow the Brown Route to site. Continue along the A1(M), exiting at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Thorner Road and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM M1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH

The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 42 Northbound

For traffic coming from the South along the M1, continue Northbound joining with the A1(M) at Jct 47. Follow the A1(M) Northbound on the Brown Route to site. Follow signage along the A1(M), exiting at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Thorner Road and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM M62 COMING FROM THE EAST

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 33 Westbound

For traffic coming from the East, follow the M62 Westbound joining the A1(M) Northbound at Jct 32a. Following the Brown Route, continue along the A1(M) and exit at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Thorner Road and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM M62 COMING FROM THE WEST

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 29 Eastbound.

For traffic coming from the West, follow the M62 Eastbound joining the A1(M) Northbound at Jct 32a. Following the Brown Route, continue along the A1(M) and exit at Jct 45 onto the Grange Moor / Wattle Syke roundabouts. Follow signage onto West Woods Road, turning left onto Thorner Road and right onto Paradise Way where you’ll take a left to enter the site via Brown Gate.

FROM A1/ A1(M) COMING FROM THE NORTH

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 46 Southbound

For traffic coming from the North or from the direction of York along the A64, the White Route must be followed. The White Route starts on the A1(M), exiting via Jct 44 and turning left to join Paradise Way. Traffic will then enter the site, on a left turn, via White Gate.

PICK UP/DROP OFF

If you plan on being dropped off at Leeds Festival, or picked up when you are ready to leave, you will need to use our dedicated Pick Up and Drop Off zone, located off York Road (A64). There is no pick up/drop off facility near to Yellow Gate this year.

This area will have dedicated signage with zones A-J along with better lighting to improve public safety. Please do not pre-arrange to meet at zones as some will open/close dependent on volumes of people and traffic.

A64 ONE WAY SYSTEM

New for 2022, the one-way system on the A64 will this year be in place for the duration of the festival.  From 04:00hrs on Wednesday 24th August to 15:00hrs on Monday 29th August, the A64 between the Fox and Grapes public house and the A1(M) / A64 roundabout will be closed to all traffic travelling Eastbound (i.e. from Leeds to York). Please note we will take the closures off as soon as possible.

NON-FESTIVAL DRIVER INFORMATION

Non-festival traffic is advised to consider alternative routes or allow more time for their journey. For details on alternative routes and other local residents information, please visit the local residents website.

THORNER VILLAGE CLOSURE

As in previous years Thorner Village will be closed at the below locations and will operate a vehicle pass system for the duration of the festival during the below timings.

1.           Northern part of Mangrill Lane

2.           Carr Lane (very close to the A58)

3.           Thorner / Skeltons Lane

4.           Skeltons Lane / ELOR

5.           Thorner / Milner Lane (next to the green triangle)

6.           Wothersome corner (west of junction of Thorner Lane / Thorner Road)

7.           Thorner / Holme Farm Lane and Bramham Lane

ABERFORD VILLAGE CLOSURE

Aberford Village will not be accessible to festival goers and there will be no through access throughout the duration of Leeds Festival. As per 2021, the junction of Main Street with the A64 just to the West of the Jct 44 roundabout will be closed from 04:00hrs on Wednesday 24th August to 15:00hrs on Monday 29th August.

Please do not arrange to be dropped off or picked up from the closure points, as there is strictly no pedestrian access to the festival.

For alternative routes for Aberford residents, please visit the local residents website.

TOWING NOTICE

Please note that towing will be in operation for the duration of the event and vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed away in accordance with the Removal & Disposal of Vehicle Regulations 1986.

Festival Republic and associated partners are unable to accept liability for personal damages, losses or injuries sustained as a result of towing vehicles – including damage and losses to property and motor vehicles.

NO STOPPING AT ANY TIME

Please be advised that there is strictly no parking, stopping or waiting on the A64 or along the White & Brown vehicle routes. The access roads have temporary ‘no stopping’ traffic orders on them and the Police will be enforcing this. Parking is included in the price of tickets at Leeds Festival. Staff at the festival will direct you to the right place to park.

By Train

The nearest train station is Leeds Train Station. There are regular trains from major cities across England into Leeds including Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and London. Take the festival bus from Leeds train station direct to Bramham Park.

Leeds train station is about a 30-minute drive from the festival site.

A shuttle bus operates between Leeds Train Station, from Sovereign Square Park, to Leeds Festival from Wednesday 25th – Monday 30th August.

To book shuttle buses please visit First Bus website.

By Air

The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport which is a half hour drive from the festival site.

Metroconnect 757 provides a direct bus service to/from Leeds. The route also stops off at Rawdon, which is a 13 minute drive to/from the festival site.

Alternatively a taxi from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Railway Station should cost around £24. You could then catch the shuttle bus to the festival site.

Private Coaches for Leeds

If you plan to book a coach for you and your friends from a private operator to drop you off / pick you up at Leeds Festival please email coaches@leedsfestival.com to book your time slots. The bus pick up and drop off is very busy so it’s important you let us know when you are coming.

Please note: This is NOT a service to book a private coach. Only email us if you have booked your own coach. We will then try our best to schedule your drop off at your preferred time.

Minibuses (up to 16 seater) don’t need to register, just turn up as you would with a car and follow signage for the pick up and drop off area.  

Uber

Ride with Uber, Transport Partner of Leeds Festival

Go Leeds Festival with Uber! It’s festival season. Request a ride and let Uber take you to and from the event. Follow the directions in the app for a smooth pickup and drop off experience.

Disabled customers:

Our transportation partner Uber has wheelchair accessible and mobility options available in the app. Find out more at t.uber.com/uber.access

By Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus service from Leeds Train Station is back.

Get your tickets using the First Bus App:

Download the First Bus App.

Select ‘Tickets’, then press ‘Buy’.

Choosing a region: Select Leeds.

Select the Leeds Festival option.

Choose the ticket you need: Single / Return / Carnet (multi journey tickets).

Insert the number of passenger tickets required and go to checkout.

Follow the payment instructions.

The ticket then is transferred to your Wallet and is activated on the day of arrival to the festival.

Wetherby ShuttleBus

New for 2022, we will be offering a service from Wetherby to Leeds Festival.

This service will run at the following times, on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August:

Pick up at Wetherby will be from Hallfields Lane, which is by Morrisons

Wetherby  > Bramham
12:00
13:30
Bramham > Wetherby 
23:30
01:00