Travel and Transportation

Located in the very heart of Dorset between Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth, the Lulworth Estate is easily accessible by rail, coach or car…

Please read the other articles in this Travel & Transportation section carefully for detailed instructions on how to get to and back from Bestival.

Here are the key opening and closing timings for Bestival:

- The car parks and campervan/caravan fields will open at 9am and campsites open at midday on Thursday 7th September
- The campsites close at 4pm on Monday 11th September (car parks close at 6pm)
- Music generally runs from around 11am to 4am each day (The main stage featuring the event headliners finishes at 11pm on Sunday).
- No entrance will be granted to Bestival after midnight on any night

Please note you can leave the site at any time you choose, however there are new re-entry rules in place this year so please read our terms & conditions here.

Also please note all roads around the festival site will be closed to pedestrians during Bestival (from 8am Thursday 7th through to 9pm, Monday 11th September) so you will not be able to leave the festival site by foot. Please travel in a vehicle, use our shuttle buses, taxis or arrange to be picked up in a vehicle at White Gate located at the Castle Entrance.

If you want to travel with Big Green Coach then book now as seats sell out quickly every year.