Travel & how to find us

Door times: Weekend Extra, Thu 2pm; Fri, Sat, Sun 10am; Day tickets, 10am; Evening tickets, 6pm

By Car

We are on the A612 between Nottingham and Newark. Coming from the North head for the A614 then the A617. Once in Southwell follow signs for the festival. The entrance on Crew lane is Next to  BP petrol station on the A612.  If using a satnav You should set it to NG25 0TX, which will bring you to the Crew Lane entrance.

Southwell Area Map_001


We have teamed up with so if you have space in your car, or want a lift, you can save money and make friends with the UK’s largest car-share community. See here.


It is easy to get to Southwell and the Festival by public transport: 


The Pathfinder 100 service runs every 30 minutes between Southwell and Nottingham. The festival shuttle bus will ferry you back to Southwell after the main concerts and link with a special late night bus service to Nottingham from Friday to Sunday. See the timetable here.

Stagecoach Buses No. 28 and 29 run between Newark Bus Station and Southwell.


Trains go from Newark Castle Station or Nottingham to Rolleston Station, which is only a few minutes walk to the site.  See timetable here


Festival Shuttle Bus


We will be running a shuttle up and down Racecourse road to save you the walk into Southwell – this runs between Friday and Sunday.

It is it £2 for a return trip. Tickets are on sale at the festival box office and will need to be bought before hopping onto the bus. Don’t worry about having a ticket for the journey from Southwell into the festival – you won’t need to show a ticket in this direction, so if you are in town without a ticket just jump aboard and pay when you leave.

Buses will be running to a timetable, which will be be available at the box office and will be attached to bus-stops in town too. You can download a copy here GTSF Bus Timetable   (revised 6th June)

The first two buses on Saturday  are for Dancers who need to get into town for their appearances.




Racecourse Road will be open to bicycles throughout the festival.



Gate to Southwell Festival