Back to: Information
Travel - Icon

Travel

Get info on how to travel to the festival and tips on the easiest, most affordable options

Browse All Categories

Big Green Coach

We’ve partnered with Big Green Coach once again as the official travel provider to Leeds Festival 2019. Travelling by coach uses less carbon than travelling by car.

  • Last year, by choosing the coach instead of the car for your festival travel, Big Green Coach saved enough travel miles to take you to the moon and back 46 times.
  • Last year the average carbon saving made by Big Green Coach passengers was enough to boil 7.8 million kettles.
  • Big Green Coach sponsor and protect 5 sq ft of rainforest for 10 years for each coach seat sold.
  • Big Green Coach have protected over 1 million sq ft of rainforest through our sponsorship initiatives.
  • Coach travel is between 4 to 6 times more environmentally friendly than taking a car to a festival. Using Big Green Coach is a positive step towards reducing the environmental impact caused by festival travel.

With 39 pick up locations, there’s bound to be one near you. Return journeys start from just £33, book now before prices go up!

Skint? No worries, Big Green Coach have you covered with their DEPOSIT SCHEME where you can cover the cost of a coach seat and festival ticket for next to nothing and pay the balance later.

Uber

Ride with Uber, Transport Partner of Leeds Festival

This year, getting to Leeds couldn’t be easier. Simply download and open the Uber app, type Bramham Park into the ‘Where to?’ section, and your ride will be with you in minutes. No cash needed. If you’re all about #squadgoals, you can select UberXL to get your group of 6 to Leeds Fest in style.

Disability Access: 
In addition, our transportation partner Uber has a wheelchair accessible and mobility options in the app. Find out more at t.uber.com/uber.access

By Train

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.

Book your TransPennine Express train tickets to Leeds Festival online and get 20% off, the festival bus is included in your ticket. There’s no booking fee when you buy in advance and you can travel back when you like. If you’ve got a 16-25 railcard, add this when booking and you’ll save even more

Shuttle Bus

There will be a shuttle bus service from Leeds Train Station.

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

FROM M1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH

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

FROM M62 COMING FROM THE EAST

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

FROM M62 COMING FROM THE WEST

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

FROM A1/ A1(M) COMING FROM THE NORTH

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

DROP OFF / PICK UP ZONES

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 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-I 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 ON SUNDAY/MONDAY

As per 2018, there will be a one-way system effective on the Sunday evening and Monday. The previous one way system on the A64 (York Road) on the Thursday has been removed.

On Sunday 25th and Monday 26th 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).

The one way system will run from 21:00pm on Sunday 25th until Monday 26th August. It is anticipated that by 3pm, all traffic will resume as normal.

THORNER VILLAGE CLOSURE

Thorner Village will not be accessible to any non-residents of Thorner. The village will be closed at the following locations, and there will be no through access throughout the duration of Leeds Festival.

1.         Northern part of Mangrill Lane

2.         Carr Lane (very close to the A58)

3.         Thorner / Skeltons Lane

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Private Coaches for Leeds

For information on private coaches, please email [email protected].