Travel

Important information about getting to and from Houghton.

Site Address

Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE


Train

We recommend booking your train ticket to Kings Lynn. Taxis and shuttle buses will be available from Kings Lynn and Ely stations as detailed below:

Getting To The Festival By Train:

Take the train to Kings Lynn where you can pick up an event shuttle bus or taxi. Please note, trains to Kings Lynn are expected to be exceptionally busy between 14.00 – 20.00 on Thursday 11th August. If you are traveling from the North and changing trains at Ely during this period, please consider taking a taxi directly to the site from Ely.

Leaving The Festival By Train:

Sunday – On Sunday shuttle buses will operate from the festival site to Kings Lynn station.

Monday – Due to the capacity of trains departing from Kings Lynn, Shuttle Buses will operate to both Kings Lynn and Ely. Ely has a more regular train service to London, with more capacity on trains and platforms to accommodate you. The majority of shuttle buses will operate from the Festival site – Ely. Please note that your Kings Lynn train tickets will be valid from either station however Ely tickets will not be valid from Kings Lynn.

Train Station Shuttle Buses:

Shuttle buses will be in operation during the following times, you will be able to board the event shuttles to Ely with your Kings Lynn shuttle bus ticket, please pre-purchase tickets here via Tuned In Travel as per the below schedule:

Thursday: From Kings Lynn – every 15 minutes from 10:45 until 21:15
From Ely – Every hour from 10:15 until 14:45

Friday: From Kings Lynn only – Every 30 minutes from 11:00 until 21:00

Saturday: No shuttle buses in operation

Sunday: To Kings Lynn only – Every 15 minutes from 10:45 until 17:45

Monday:To Kings Lynn – every 15 minutes from 8:45 until 16:15
To Ely – Every hour from 10:45 until 14:45

For any questions related to the shuttle bus service, please contact customerservices@tunedintravel.com.


Car

Houghton Hall is located half a mile off the A148 King’s Lynn to Fakenham road, approximately 13 miles from East of King’s Lynn and 10 miles West of Fakenham. Please follow event directional signs for ‘Houghton Festival’.

The road takes you through New Houghton, the main gates to the Hall are straight ahead, from here please follow festival access signage. Please respect the local villages when travelling to and from the event – no littering, loud music or careless driving.

If you are driving, or are wanting to travel by car to Houghton, we ask that you bring a full car of people. Car sharing is a great way to travel and we’ve teamed up with GoCarShare. Simply look for a driver or passenger who is travelling from your way, and offer them a journey or ask for a seat. If you can’t find a match, then post your journey so people going to Houghton can find you. Go here to get started.


Car Parking 

Car Parking is charged at £15 per vehicle and is available to purchase in advance from our ticket page. Please note that if you are attending in a live-in vehicle and have purchased a live-in vehicle pass you will not be required to purchase an additional parking pass. We strongly advise pre-booking parking online to guarantee a space and a swift entry to the festival.


Coach

Once again we are partnering with Tuned in Travel to provide a national coach service from Leeds, London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Peterborough. If you are looking at travel options and want to consider a cost efficient route please head here to look at timetables and prices.

Please note that due to limited site access we cannot accept any large private hire vehicles (minibuses and coaches) on site without advance warning – all unbooked vehicles will be turned away. If you do wish to organise your own private hire you need to contact Tuned in Travel directly so they can schedule in your arrival – customerservices@tunedintravel.com.


Taxi

There are taxi ranks at Kings Lynn Railway Station, Ely Railway Station and at Houghton Festival. Please only use licensed taxis for all your journeys. There will be a queuing rank in place where you can wait for a taxi and you will dropped at the main entrance drop off.  At the festival there will be a taxi rank for departure to the station or the surrounding area. Please keep in mind that Houghton is in the countryside and advance pre-booking of taxis for late night departure to local accommodation is highly recommended.


Bicycle

For those who are planning to cycle to the festival,  please contact us on info@houghtonfestival.co.uk and we will advise you on how you will be able to securely park your bike upon arrival.


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