Top UK festivals to visit by train

The UK is famous for its summer festivals and this year is no different. Most people who attend these festivals do so by public transport, due to lack of parking or difficulty in doing so.

These events cater to all forms of public transport, so attending by rail is usually easy and well guided. Here are the top UK Festivals to attend by train this year:



Reading and Leeds Festival

When: 24th – 26th August Bank Holiday

Headline Acts: Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon

Where: Little John’s Farm (Reading) and Bramham Park (Leeds)

How to get there by train:
There are frequent trains from London to Reading Train Station, then it is a 20-minute walk to the site of the festival.


RiZE Festival

When: 17th – 18th August

Headline Acts: Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, James Bay, Craig David

Where: Hylands Park (Chelmsford) and Weston Park (Staffordshire)

How to get there by train:

Take the train to Chelmsford Rail station, where you can take your pre-booked space on one of the shuttle buses that will take you straight to the festival.



British Summer Time (BST) Festival

When: 6th – 14th July

Headline Acts: Santana, Bruno Mars, The Cure, Eric Clapton

Where: Hyde Park, London

How to get there by train:

This festival is based in the centre of London so is accessible by most Tube stations, Overground trains and buses. Trains to London can be bought in advance to save money from


TRNSMT Festival

When: 29th June – 8th July

Headline Acts: Arctic Monkeys, Queen with Adam Lambert, The Killers, Liam Gallagher

Where: Glasgow Green (Glasgow)

How to get there by train:

This festival is in the centre of Glasgow and is within a 15-minute walk from the following train stations:

Glasgow Central Station, Glasgow Queen Street Station, Glasgow High Street Station, or Glasgow Argyle Street Station.



Wireless Festival

When: 6th – 8th July

Headline Acts: J.Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled, Post Malone

Where: Finsbury Park (London)

How to get there by train:

This festival is also based in London, just a 6 minute Tube journey from Kings Cross Station to Finsbury Park Underground Station.

Don’t forget to use your railcard if you have one, it would save you up to 1/3 of your fare! To save even more money and secure your transport plans, book in advance through

Then sit back and look forward to the summer of a lifetime!