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.
The postcode for WOMAD is SN16 9LL and is located in the grounds of Charlton Park. Once you are nearing the festival you will see AA signs for Red or Purple gate.
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.
Alternatively, why not sign up with Red Fox Cycling who plan your entire journey. See more here.
Please note, the bus drop off point has moved closer to the festival and is now by Red Gate – see the map here for the exact location.
We organise two buses from London and a regular shuttle service from Chippenham and Malmesbury. More information will be available closer to the festival.
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 22nd July to Monday 26th July 2021. 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.