Free Shuttle Bus and Train Information

FolkEast are working with the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership, who are supporting a free shuttle bus service between Wickham Market Train Station (located in the village of Campsea Ashe) and the festival site at Glemham Hall.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is an independent association which works closely with local authorities, volunteers and rail operator Greater Anglia to both support and encourage use of the railways running between Ipswich and Lowestoft, and Ipswich and Felixstowe.

The Halesworth Area Community Transport (HACT) Bus will be shuttling festival goers back and forth from Wickham Market Train Station to the site at Glemham Hall. For fuel efficiency, it may wait until enough passengers are arrive before setting off. Should you find yourself with some time to spare in Campsea Ashe, there is a lovely cafe at the station for hot drinks and cake (open 8am – 4pm), and a small village shop just a short walk away.

The Shuttle bus service will be operating  from 2pm on Thursday 18th August through to before midday on Monday 22nd. The bus will operate a request-only service before 9am and after 7pm every day. There will be signage and contact details displayed at the station, as well as at the bus stop and Information Tent on the festival site.

Please note: Greater Anglia has strike action planned for Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th August. Check with the train operators to make sure that your booked service is running.

Please help us to keep you and our drivers safe

We don’t know what the guidance will be in August, but please comply with Covid-19 safety directions if required.

Luggage must not block the gangway or emergency exits.

Please be tolerant, as all our drivers are volunteers and any abuse may lead to withdrawal of services

Thank you for your support

Discount Train Travel to FolkEast

The lovely folk at Greater Anglia are offering a very special FolkEast Festival discount on return rail fares to Wickham Market using the East Suffolk line, and if you show us your train ticket at the Entry Gate when you get to the festival, you’ll get a free programme too*!

Adults can get a third off their Adult train fare (when two travel together), and pay just £2.00 per child aged 5-15 years.

Click here to visit their website for all the details, terms and conditions, and to book your trip.

*train tickets must be return to Wickham Market station and show the same date as festival entry. 1 programme per ticket. Paper or E-tickets will be accepted.

2022 train timetable coming soon

Extra information for cyclists and wheelchair users

Cycle space

East Suffolk Line and the other regional routes: up to 6 bicycles on a first-come-first-served basis.
Intercity trains Norwich – London: up to 6 bicycles, reservation required.
Commuter trains Ipswich – London: it varies as there are still new and old commuter trains operating

There are some restrictions during peak times into/out of London and Stratford Mon-Fri if you take a commuter train, as well as arriving into Cambridge in the morning Mon-Fri on local/commuter services.

https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/your-journey/cycling/cycles-trains

Wheelchairs

East Suffolk Line and the other regional routes: 2 wheelchair spaces per train
Intercity trains Norwich – London: 3 wheelchair spaces per train
Commuter trains Ipswich – London: it varies as there’s still a mix of new and old commuter trains running