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Shambala Express Coaches:

Return coaches are available from Bristol, Brighton, London, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield.

All coaches and coach tickets are for departures on the Thursday of the event. All tickets include return travel on the Monday after the show.

Please check all the information below carefully it is your responsibility to comply with terms of Shambala Express travel and be on time for your departures.

REMINDER:  If you have a Shambala Express adult ticket at any tier you must come by coach. Your discounted festival ticket will not be valid for entry if you do not arrive on the coach. No ifs, no buts, no entry. If for any reason you now cannot come on the coach your only choice is to get a refund from The Ticket Sellers as soon as possible (only available in advance of the event subject to T&Cs).


Departure times from each city on the Thursday are as follows:

  • Birmingham – 9am
  • Bristol – 9am / 11am / 4pm
  • Brighton – 9am
  • London – 8:30am / 10:30am / 4pm
  • Sheffield – 8:30am
  • Manchester – 8:30am

Coach journeys in 2022 may be subject to any government public transport guidelines around mask wearing etc – again, we’ll keep coach bookers posted on any relevant updates around this.

Please pack sensibly as luggage restrictions apply. You must be able to carry your luggage (see T&Cs for more info). The coaches have a limited storage space and weight capacity, stewards may require you to leave luggage behind. There are shops and good bars onsite where you can buy all you need.

Arrival to Site

We have a dedicated entry gate just for our coach travellers, to help you beat the queues. Please note there is no re-entry through this gate, so you must be able to carry all your belongings in one go.

Return Information

All return coaches from the Coach Park. This is accessed via Green Gate and will be the same place you disembarked upon arrival.

Please be on time for your departure and ensure you have your coach wristband. It is your responsibility to make the prompt departure times supplied. No alternative travel arrangements, nor refunds, will be available.

Depending on your destination city you must be checked in at the Coach Park on Monday 30th of August. We’ll post departure slots for 2021 in due course.

Coach Queries

If you have any queries or questions about your coach journey, please drop an email to

If you have any urgent queries on the travel days (25th-29th August 2022), there is a passenger information line available for you which will be open.  The number is 0161 9055562

Why choose the Shambala Express?

  • IT’S A BARGAIN! We subsidise all coach tickets as part of our green travel plan and there are no booking fees on coach tickets.
  • Get £20 off your adult festival tickets if you buy a ‘Shambala Express package’ – aka an adult ticket and coach ticket bought together.
  • A dedicated fast-track wristbanding and entry coaches only entrance.
  • Don’t drive back all hazy on Monday – relax and watch the scenery go by…

Prices range from £20-32 return, but kids (15 and under) are half price. These prices and the discounted tickets are subsidised by the festival car park charges to keep prices affordable.

You can add coach tickets to your e-ticket order at any point (subject to availability), but the earlier the better. When boarding the coach you simply need your coach e-ticket and to know your name and booking info. This is only for use at the end of your magical mystery journey, on site at the entry gate.