You don’t have to drive to WOMAD, why not cycle, share a car or use public transport? We have tried to make that journey choice easier with the information below.
Anyone cycling to the festival can leave their bicycle securely in the Lockup in the Customer Care Centre. There is a charge of £1 per item for this service. Please bring your own bike locks.
We organise two buses from London:
Thursday 26th July 2018 – Coach will arrive at 12.30 hours and depart at 13.00 hours prompt, from London Victoria Coach Station. (2-3 hours duration).
Friday 27th July 2018 – Coach will arrive at 12.30 hours and depart at 13.00 hours
Monday 30th July 2018 – Coach will arrive at WOMAD Festival at 9.00 hours and depart at 9.30 hours
Adult £40 return – Child £35 return (0 – 16 years)
This service must be booked in advance as the seats do sell out.
We run shuttle bus services from Chippenham train station from Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July 2018.
Chippenham Station Coaches:
Adult £5 per journey – Child £3 per journey (0 – 16 years)
This service does not need to be pre-booked as there will be regular shuttles operating throughout the festival, approximately every 30 minutes.
Charlton Park is situated just off the A429 between Cirencester and Chippenham, close to Malmesbury. The site is 7 miles from Junction 17 off the M4, approximately 100 miles from London, 80 miles from Birmingham, and less than 30 miles away from Bath, Bristol, and Swindon. Please follow the yellow AA signs for WOMAD. If using Satnav please use SN16 9LL as the postcode.
From the North:
Exit M5 J11a, take first exit A417 towards Cirencester. Before Cirencester take A429southbound towards Malmesbury. Turn left onto B4040, follow signs into the festival.
From the West:
Exit M4 J17, take A429 north towards Cirencester. Turn right onto B4040, follow signs into the festival.
From the East:
Exit M4 J17, take A429 northbound signposted Malmesbury. Turn right onto B4040,travel for around half a mile and follow signs into the festival.
From the South:
Take A350 northbound towards Chippenham. At the M4 J17 roundabout, take second exit A429 northbound towards Malmesbury. After Malmesbury turn right onto the B4040, travel for around half a mile and follow signs into the festival.
Staff at the Customer Care Centre on site will be able to help with local taxi numbers.
We recommend Cross Street Cars on 01793 23 23 23
Travel by train is an easy option to Chippenham with Great Western Railway offering frequent rail services.
Or find some of the cheapest train prices at Trainline.
We run shuttle bus services straight to and from the festival from Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July 2018. Find out more information in the By Bus tab above.
Accommodation Outside the Festival
Please go to Malmesbury Tourist Information Centre for information on local accommodation in the surrounding area.
Do a little bit for the environment and car share to WOMAD this year. Car sharing is a great way to meet new people, save money and reduce carbon emissions on your travel to the festival.
We have linked up with GoCarShare, so if you have a couple of spare spaces in your car or you need a lift, please register your interest on their website.