Everything you need to know about travelling to Greenbelt.
We email all ticket buyers a comprehensive Essential Info guide in the weeks leading up to Greenbelt. It contains all the information you need to travel to the festival, and get around the campsite.
Click the link on the right for last years Essential Info. We’ll update this for 2018 closer to the festival.
Keep it green
How you travel to and from the festival is the biggest contributing factor to Greenbelt’s carbon footprint. That’s why we encourage all Greenbelters to take public transport.
Train & shuttle bus
If you’re travelling by train, we have a shuttle bus to take you from Kettering Station straight to the festival site.
The bus stop is at the corner of Northfield Avenue, a two-minute walk from the station entrance. It’s also clearly signposted from the station.
You can see the bus times below or download them as a printable PDF.
Please note that these timings and details are all from 2017, we will update this in the early summer for the 2018 festival but it’s likely to be very similar!
Shuttle bus fares:
Approximate train times to Kettering from:
- Leicester: 25 minutes
- Nottingham / Derby: 55 minutes
- London: 1 hour
- Sheffield: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Leeds: 2 hours 15 minutes
- Brighton: 2 hours 45 minutes
- Bristol: 3 hours 25 minutes
Car & bicycle
Car share: We encourage anyone travelling by car to lift-share using GoCarShare. You can use it to either request a lift, or offer a space in your car.
- Sat nav: Use the postcode NN14 3AG until you exit the A14. After that, please follow the Greenbelt AA signs.
- From north, west and south west: Exit the A14 at junction 10. After that, please follow the Greenbelt AA signs.
- From east and south east: Exit the A14 at junction 12. After that, please follow the Greenbelt AA signs.
- Please display your car park pass in your windscreen before you arrive onsite. (And campervan field passes, where appropriate.) All cars need one parking pass per vehicle. If you’re coming to the festival by car, you will need to have purchased an e-ticket car pass. Vehicles without passes will be pulled off to one side where they will have to purchase the necessary passes before proceeding. This will cause you delays in accessing the festival.
- Please do not follow signs to Boughton House. The house is open to the public over the weekend. Its entrances are completely separate to Greenbelt’s, and you won’t be able to access the festival via them.
Please do not arrive before 10am on Friday. There are no facilities to queue or wait before entering the site at that time. Under the terms of our contract with Boughton Estate, we can’t let you turn off the road and onto the estate roads before that time.
- There will be places onsite to lock your bike.
- If you’re being dropped off at the festival, there’s temporary car parking with a maximum wait of 30 minutes.
- There are toilets positioned near to the Festival Reception and Box Office on arrival.
Entry to site
Boughton House Estate is private property. The area of the estate being used by Greenbelt will be accessible to festivalgoers from 10.00 am on Friday 24th August only.
The Festival Village (where the programming, venues, caterers and traders are located) is separate from the Campsite and will open by 16.30 on Friday 24th August.
The Programme will then begin at 17.00. At the end of the festival, the Festival Village will not be accessible to wristband holders on the morning of Tuesday 28th August.
The Campsite will close at 12noon on Tuesday 28th August.
Campervan field information
If you’re bringing a caravan, motorhome, camper van or trailer tent to the festival, you’ll need a campervan field permit. You can purchase these via our box office and the permit will be emailed to you as an e-ticket to print out.
Please display this permit in the windscreen of your car (or camper van / motorhome) on arrival so that the stewards can direct you to a pitch in the designated caravan area of the campsite.
- Only purpose-built and professionally-adapted sleeping accommodation will be permitted into the caravan field. Sleeping in cars or vans is not permitted for safety reasons.
- Your caravan / camper van must be no longer than nine metres. One small (2-3 person) ‘pup tent’ for children is permitted alongside. Awnings are also permitted.
- You cannot use a camper van field permit to bring a tent to the caravan field. Anyone attempting to do so will be moved to the main camping area. Camper van field permits they are for caravans, motorhomes, camper vans and trailer tents only.
- Power should be drawn from a separate battery and not your car battery, as your vehicle will not be permitted to stay next to your caravan or trailer tent.
- Once you’ve positioned your caravan or trailer tent, please move your car (keeping the pass displayed in the windscreen) promptly to the official car park.
- There are no electrical hook-ups available onsite.
- Portable toilets will be available in the caravan area, along with Elsan points.