Top travel tips for cheaper travel to Glastonbury, Reading, Wireless and other top summer festivals

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FESTIVAL season is upon us.

If you’re planning a trip down south for one of the big festivals, we’ve rounded up the best ways to get there to ensure you get bang for your buck and arrive in on time.

Here are the top deals, with thanks to travel site gopili.co.uk.


GET YOUR GROOVE ON AT GLASTONBURY – 21 – 25 June 17

Set in stunning Somerset, it’s Europe’s biggest festival. With over 700 artists performing, including Ed Sheeran and Radiohead, you will need to plan your weekend well, from picking the stage you stand by to the train, plane or bus to get you there!

From Glasgow

Located near Bristol, the best way for you to travel is to fly using EasyJet, from £80 return excluding luggage via gopili.co.uk.

From Edinburgh

The best way to travel to Glastonbury from Edinburgh is also with EasyJet, return fares for £97 return excluding luggage via gopili.co.uk.

For more information about getting to the festival site, click here.


WORK IT AT WIRELESS – 7-9 JULY

Taking place in London and with the increased security of late, Wireless festival goers will be looking to get in early in order to make sure they don’t miss out on headline acts such as The Weeknd and Skepta.

From Glasgow

Located in North London’s Finsbury Park, the best way to travel to Wireless is via bus (£24 return from Buchanan Street Bus Station to London Victoria via gopili.co.uk)

From Edinburgh

Getting to London from Edinburgh can be done on a budget via bus for £37 return.

If you’re looking for a shorter but slightly more expensive journey, then Ryanair flights can been booked for £52 return direct without luggage via gopili.co.uk: 

For more information about getting to the festival site, click here.


FAMILY FUN AT STAINSBY FESTIVAL – 21 JULY – 23 JULY

If you’re looking to introduce the kids to festivals then this is a nice way to ease them in.

This is a smaller and more intimate festival which is, fans say, “better than Glastonbury because you see all your friends there.”

Held in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby with views to the beautiful Hardwick Hall, there are music workshops, a singing competition, storytelling, theatre, poetry, film and philosophy throughout the weekend with camping thrown in.

From Glasgow

Travel to Chesterfield, the closest station, from Glasgow by bus for £25 return via gopili.co.uk.

From Edinburgh

The best way to travel to Chesterfield is from Edinburgh Waverley via bus for £41 return.

For more information about getting to the festival site, click here.


JACK IT ALL IN AND HEAD TO THE MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL 28 JULY – 6 AUGUST

Taking place for 10 whole days, this dynamic jazz festival will play host to over 70 acts including international stars such as Atlas and the New York Brass Band as well as local gems showcasing new music.

From Glasgow

Based on a weekend visit travelling on 29th July and returning on 31st, the most cost effective way to travel is by bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Manchester costing £13 via gopili.co.uk.

From Edinburgh

Travel via train on 29th July and returning on 31st from Edinburgh with National Express booking via gopili.co.uk for £42 return direct.

For more information about the festival, click here.


ROCKING READING FESTIVAL – 25-27 AUGUST 2017

If you’re heading to Reading Festival to see the likes of headliners Muse and Kasabian over the August bank holiday, then you need to plan ahead.

This event which attracts over 90,000 people is bound to be effected by the usual rail strikes and traffic jams as Brits look to travel the country and make the most of the holiday.

From Glasgow

The best way to travel is via coach with return journeys direct from Glasgow International with RyanAir for £51 return to Stansted Aiport direct without luggage via gopili.co.uk.

From Edinburgh

The best way to travel is via coach with return journeys direct from Edinburgh Airport with RyanAir for £46 return to Stansted Airport direct without luggage via gopili.co.uk.

For more information about getting to the festival site, click here.

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