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Bus Information

First Bus are running a dedicated shuttle bus service from Wells Bus Station and Shepton Mallet to get you direct to the festival site. With services running every 30 minutes from 8.30am to get you to the festival and last service at 6pm to get you back.

Tickets for the shuttle bus service can be bought from the driver paying by contactless or cash or through the free First Bus app. Just search for Single or Day tickets in the West of England area. If you purchase a West of England Day ticket, this will allow you to use any First Bus or metrobus service in the West of England area* and connect with the Bath & West Festival shuttle bus service all in one ticket!

West of England SINGLE mtickets on the First Bus App On-bus from the driver
Adult £3.85 £3.50
Student (16-21 year old) £2.70 £2.50
Child (5-15 year old) £1.95 £1.80
West of England DAY mtickets on the First Bus App On-bus from the driver
Adult £6.60 £7.00
Student (16-21 year old) £4.60 £4.90
Child (5-15 year old) £3.30 £3.50
Group (up to 5 people of any age) £13.20 £14.00

*excludes Bristol Airport Flyer services. Visit First Bus website for more information. Click below to view the full timetable.



Our Address

The Royal Bath & West of England Society,
The Showground,
Shepton Mallet,
Somerset BA4 6QN

The showground is easily accessible from the M5 and is situated along the A371 Castle Cary – Shepton Mallet road. We are approximately 25 miles from Bristol and 20 miles from Bath. Please go to the individual sections for further information on bus, rail or taxi travel.

Directions by Car

Car parking is FREE.

We are situated on the A371 between Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary.

Coming from the Bristol area
Turn off at M32 and take the A37.

Coming from Devon or Cornwall
Turn off at junction 23 off M5

Coming from the East
Take the M3, A303, A371.

Train Information

Our nearest stations are at Bristol, Castle Cary or Temple Combe.

For more information on booking trains please contact:

National Rail
Enquiries 08547 484950
Phone Bookings 08457 000125

Great Western Railway