Heading to Bestival 2016?

Get to Bestival for an amazing price Experience a car share for the most social and convenient festival travel option. It works by connecting drivers and passengers going in the same direction.

We are delighted to announce that for another year running we will be offering one lucky car sharer the chance to WIN FOUR WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS for Bestival 2016!

You could be Mr or Mrs Popular and take 3 of your very best pals for a weekend not to be forgotten, on us!

Simply register your journey, whether you're driving or looking for a lift, and we will pick a winner after this year's Bestival and notify The Lucky One via email. Good Luck!!

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Being a "boutique festival" for its non-corporate ethos; trying out fun ideas (inflatable weddings, "Breastival£ etc.); being one of the last must see festivals of the year. This years much anticipated theme,  ''The Summer Of Love'', promises to make Bestival 2015 a truly special occasion.


Location of Car Park

From East Cowes Ferry: Take a second exit at roundabout onto A3021. At next roundabout take the 1st exit onto A3054 (signposted Ryde). Turn right onto Park Road (signposted Sandown, A3056). At mini-roundabout bear right onto Briddlesford Road (Signposted Sandown). Go straight over next roundabout onto Downend Road (signposted Arreton/Sandown). Follow Bestival event signage

From Fishbourne Ferry: Travel up B37331 (Fishbourne Lane). Turn left onto the A3054 (signposted Ryde). Follow Bestival event signage. (please do not follow SatNav directions).

From Yarmouth Ferry: Take the A3054 to Newport. At St Mary's roundabout the 3rd exit onto A3020 (Signposted Town Centre). At Coppins Bridge roundabout take the 1st exit onto A3054 (signposted Ryde). At traffic signals turn right onto Staplers Road. Then turn right onto Long Lane. Continue forward onto Longlane Shute. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Downend Road (signposted Arreton, Sandown). Follow Bestival event signage


Nearest Supermarkets

Morrisons (2.2 miles away) - South Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JQ

Sainsbury's (2.5 miles away) - Foxes Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5ZB

Tesco (2.9 miles away) - Rectory Drive, Isle of Wight, PO33 4LX


Travel Information

Make sure to pre-book your ferry travel. The car parks open at 9am with campsites open from midday on Thursday 4th September. Car parking is either £15 advance or £20 on arrival.


Estimated Journey Time (Approx):

Please be aware that these journey times do not include the expected traffic as you approach Bestival, so leave yourself plenty of time to arrive.

London: (2 hrs 55 mins (88.1)

Manchester 5 hrs 19 mins (254 miles)

Cardiff: 3 hrs 52 mins (167 miles)

Glasgow: 8 hrs 12 mins (458 miles)

Birmingham: 3 hrs 57 mins (173 miles)


Estimated Fuel Cost (Approx):

London: £13

Manchester: £37

Cardiff: £23

Glasgow: £67

Birmingham: £23


Travel Price Comparison (Approx):

Train London St Pancreas to Southampton, £38.50 return (+£10 shuttle bus to festival)

Coach £79 return from London (inc. ferry cost). Departs Thursday 4th September, returns Monday 8th September.

Car Share £16 return from London


Travel Hearsay

Set up a playlist with some Outkast, Busta Rhymes and London Grammar to get ready for some great acts. Take the time to plan your must see acts, and maybe stop by the shops for some supplies. Other than that, enjoy the ferry crossings.


Carbon Savings

For every medium sized car taken off the road, a journey from London to Shambala will save 27kg in CO2 emissions.



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A creative festival which can attract big musical acts. Featuring a great mix of live indie, hip hop and pop on the main stages, with Rob da Bank leading an epic group of Electronic DJs on the Port Stage. Bestival is always innovating the festival scene, with previous years featuring weddings in an inflatable church. Who knows what they'll come up with this year!