A Guide To Festival Coach Hire

May 30, 2019

With hundreds of thousands of people heading to music festivals each summer, coach hire for festivals is one of the most popular modes of transport. Our guide to festival coach hire will help you understand the benefits of group travel by coach.

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Music festivals have become an integral part of British Summer. Since the 1960’s, the UK has been holding mainstream music festivals all over the country.

The first major music festival was The Isle of Wight Festival, followed closely by Glastonbury, the world’s largest Greenfield festival. Nowadays, there are music festivals held for every type of music genre; Dance and Electronic, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Metal and more. With hundreds of thousands of people heading to music festivals each summer, coach hire for festivals is one of the most popular modes of transport.

Why hire a coach for festivals

Most major festivals charge extortionate car parking fees in addition to your festival tickets. To help keep costs low coach hire has proved to be a fantastic alternative. Not only do you save money on parking fees but you get to travel with all your friends. You’ll arrive on time and altogether ready to get the party started. Coaches have plenty of space and legroom, so there’s no need to worry about being crammed in a car with your wellies, tents and backpacks.
Hiring a coach has an added element of safety. You’ll have a dedicated driver who will make sure you get there and back safely. No more designated drivers and with all the space on-board you can catch up on some sleep because let’s be honest, no one sleeps at a festival. Your driver can drop you off and pick you up when the festival ends or they can stay in the area, it’s up to you.
Get festival ready with National Express Transport Solutions. Speak to the team on 0845 257 9845 or alternatively get a quick quote!

Arranging festival transport for your customers?

We’ve been working with festival organisers and ticket providers for many years. We understand the pressures of co-ordinating coach hire for festivals, that’s why you can focus on the main event and leave the transport to us.
When arranging coach hire in mass we recommend contacting our contracts team at least 6 months in advance. No matter the scale of your events, we will deliver. Our team are highly experienced in festival coach hire and have arranged hundreds of movements for single events. Most clients work with us by offering their festival-goers a ticket and transport combination.
We have the unique ability to offer any vehicle, anytime, anywhere in the UK via our sub-brand KF Connections. KF Connections have the UK’s leading and largest network of fully audited operators, with over 900 operators across the country. If you’re looking to offer coach hire to your festival, feel free to contact the team on 0845 257 9845 or alternatively get a quick quote!

Our experience in mass passenger transport

Major music festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds are subject to stringent planning controls by their local authorities. Restrictions are put in place to reduce local traffic disruption and pollution. In order to maximise ticket allocation, organisers had to ensure a certain proportion of visitors purchased a combined entrance and transport ticket. This is where we came to help.
Over 10 years ago, we had a successful trial in providing coach hire to the Paddock Wood Hop Farm festival through See Tickets. Since then, See Tickets decided to employ our services to supply coaches for the Glastonbury, V Festival and Reading & Leeds entrance and transport combined tickets.
For Glastonbury Festival, arrangements for coach hire began in November ready for the event in June. This year almost 40,000 passengers will be transported by over 800 coaches. The coaches are sourced for the festival nationwide via the KF Connections’ vast operator network.

“We required specialist help in organising coach transfers for 1000s of people attending festivals from across the country. Connections not only sourced vehicles competitively but helped to manage the on-site requirements as well.” – Mark Kristensen Bagguley, Logistics, See Tickets.

How to book festival coach hire

We recommend booking private coach hire for festivals at least two months in advance if you are a group. To make a booking, you can call the team on 01634 377 577. Our team of in-house travel consultants are fully experienced in festival transport and will be with you every step of the way. From the moment you enquire with us to the last passenger drop-off, we always endeavour to go the extra mile.
Speak to the team on 0845 257 9845 or alternatively get a quick quote!


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