TRAVEL INFO

COACH | CAR PARK | SHUTTLE BUS

Big green coach logo overlaying an image of 3 white coaches

BIG GREEN COACH

COACH TRAVEL

Camping Ticket Holders 

Travel sustainably with like-minded festival goers directly to Boardmasters’ official coach park and choose to arrive on either Wednesday and Thursday. All carbon-neutral coaches will return to one of 80(!!) pick up points on Monday, hassle-free. Take the stress out of planning your travel and book with Big Green Coach.

Ticket start from £72 return. Book you coach ticket here.

Day Ticket Holders

You can book a Day + Coach Package with pick ups from across the South West. You’ll be dropped off at the festival before the music starts and get picked up after the headliners finish. 

Choose from Bodmin, Cornwall Services, Exeter, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Okehampton, Penzance, Plymouth, Roche, St Austell, Treverbyn, Truro.

Day tickets are now on sale here.

Blue car with a Boardmasters logo on the door

CAR PARK

Camping Ticket Holders

If you’re planning on driving to Boardmasters – we encourage you to round up your mates and road trip together where possible.

Whether they’re a passenger princess, the aux hogger or supreme supplier of snacks – a journey shared is both more fun and environmentally friendly.

To really get stuck into sustainability, check out Coach pick up points.

Weekend Car Park Pass starts at £79.50* 

*A re-entry fee will apply each time your vehicle leaves and re-enters the car park during the festival period. All re-entry fees go to the Boardmasters Foundation. 

 

  • Please allocate a designated driver to and from the festival & make sure to look up your route home in advance, to prevent setting off when it’s not safe.
  • All occupants of the vehicle must have a valid Camping ticket on arrival.

Day Ticket Holders

To limit the impact on our neighbours and encourage greener travel choices, day ticket holders will not be able to park or get dropped off at the festival by car.

Instead, if you’re planning to travel by car, you’ll need to use our new Park + Ride. Find out more

Green bus driving up a hill with the beach in the background

SHUTTLE BUS

WATERGATE BAY | NEWQUAY TOWN CENTRE | FISTRAL BEACH

We encourage customers to use our shuttle bus service that operates between the Festival site at Watergate Bay and Newquay town centre, rather than driving their own car. The shuttle bus is the quickest way to reach Fistral Beach. It uses closed roads, it’s considerably quicker than your own car plus parking in Newquay is very limited.

Shuttle bus services will operate on a tap-and-ride service via the First Bus app, make sure you’ve bought your ticket in advance.

GETTING HERE

BY COACH

We’ve joined forces Big Green Coach as our coach partner for Boardmasters 2024!

Reasons to travel by coach:

  • Hassle-free and a greener alternative to travel to the festival.
  • No being the designated driver.
  • No relying on public transport.
  • No shuttle bus queues.
  • Net zero for carbon.
  • Safe and reliable travel with the UK’s largest events travel company.
  • Guarantee your seat and travel directly to the festival from £1 and split the rest in bitesize monthly instalments completely interest free.
  • Departing from a number of cities across the country:

Barnstaple, Basildon*, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birkenhead*, Birmingham, Bodmin*, Bournemouth, Bridgend*, Bridgwater, Brighton, Bristol, Camberley*, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carmarthen*, Chelmsford*, Cheltenham, Chester*, Chichester, Cornwall*, Coventry, Dartford*, Derby*, Dorchester, Evesham*, Exeter, Falmouth*, Gloucester, Guildford, Haverfordwest, Helston*, Kidderminster*, Launceston*, Leeds*, Leicester, Liverpool*, Llanelli*, London (Croydon), London (O2 arena), London (Richmond), London (Victoria), Manchester, Merthyr Tydfil*, Milton Keynes*, Newport, Newton Abbot, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Okehampton*, Oxford, Pencoed*, Penzance*, Plymouth, Poole, Port Talbot*, Portsmouth, Reading, Redhill*, Salisbury, Sheffield*, Southampton, Stafford, Stevenage, Stockport, Stoke on Trent, Stratford Upon Avon*, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Tewkesbury*, Tiverton, Torquay, Truro*, Warwick, Watford*, Wolverhampton* and Worcester.

*New for 2024!

Plus, we have new routes for Day Ticket holders 

Choose from Bodmin, Cornwall Services, Exeter, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Okehampton, Penzance, Plymouth, Roche, St Austell, Treverbyn, Truro.

CAMPING COACH TIME TABLE

BY CAR

To limit our impact on the local area, and to encourage greener travel choices, only Wednesday Camping, Thursday Camping, VIP Camping ticket holders and Accessibility Customers can park at Boardmasters. Day and VIP Day ticket holders must travel by coach, shuttle bus or use our Park + Ride service. More details here.

Before choosing to travel by car, please consider the environment and explore public transportation methods. If alternative transport modes aren’t an option, please carpool to help minimise the number of vehicles heading to the festival.

Parking passes available to purchase at checkout.

Parking passes must correlate to the day allocated on your ticket, please do your best to arrive within your allotted timeframe.

VIP Camping Ticket holders do not need to buy a parking pass as a complimentary pass is included within the price of your ticket.

Blue Badge holders do not need to buy a parking pass. Please ensure you display a valid badge on arrival and ensure you bring your ID.

CAR PARKING – OPENING TIMES
Weekend Parking: 07:30 – 22:30 (last entry) daily.

WEEKEND CAMPING CAR PARK:
Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4HR

PICK-UP/ DROP-OFF + DAY PARKING:
To help manage traffic near the festival, we will be operating a Park + Ride for pick up and drop offs for Boardmasters 2024. Find out more.

 

 

BY TRAIN

Opt for a stress-free, eco-friendly journey to Newquay by taking the train.

Get dropped right at the entrance by hopping on one of our shuttle buses, available approximately every 15 minutes from Newquay station after the first trains arrive on Wednesday 7th August.

Tips:

  1. Make sure to reserve your train ticket in advance.
  2. Note that some services may not accommodate surfboards, so check luggage policies.
  3. Don’t forget your railcard (if applicable).
  4. Book ahead on GWR.com for a smooth travel experience.
BY PLANE

Cornwall Airport Newquay  is very close to the festival, we basically sit at the very end of their runway! So, you’ll be enjoying your favourite bands in no time.

There are 10 airlines flying from 21 different destinations including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Dublin.

To ensure a hassle-free journey, it’s advisable to book in advance with the airlines directly.

For more information about flying to Newquay, click here.

 

 

Click here for a downloadable version of the 2024 route map

SHUTTLE BUSES

SHUTTLE BUSES

Shuttle buses are the quickest mode of transport to and from the festival. It’s the quickest way to get to Fistral Beach because it takes closed roads, saving you time compared to driving and finding limited parking in Newquay.

Operating hours: 07:30 – 04:30 (Wednesday to Monday – Please note there will be a reduced service on Monday morning.)

Location: Shuttle Bus Drop-Off/ Pick-Up point at Blue Gate.

Watergate Bay > Fistral Beach

  1. Watergate Bay Festival Site (Blue Bus Stop, arena entrance)
  2. Cliff Road (near Aldi, Newquay Rail Station)
  3. Manor Road Bus Station (10 min walk to Fistral Beach)

Fistral Beach > Watergate Bay

  1. Manor Road Bus Station (10 min walk to Fistral Beach)
  2. Cliff Road (near Aldi, Newquay Rail Station)
  3. Watergate Bay Festival Site (Blue Bus Stop, arena entrance)

 

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