Travel

Important information about getting to and from the festival

Train

The nearest train station is Kings Lynn and it takes approximately 90 mins from London Kings Cross.

There will be shuttle buses to and from Kings Lynn Station to the festival site. The pre-purchase of return shuttle bus tickets from the station to the festival is ESSENTIAL and available from here.

Important Note – After listening to feedback from 2017’s festival, we have decided to alleviate pressure from Kings Lynn Station (a small station that only offers limited facilities). On Monday 13th August only, shuttles will be leaving the Houghton festival with some coaches going to Kings Lynn Station, and a handful to the much larger Ely Station where there are more frequent trains that run directly to London Kings Cross and around the country. Buses on Monday will be filled on a first come first basis – when all buses running to Kings Lynn are full, buses will then route directly from the festival site to Ely. All train tickets originally booked from Kings Lynn Station will be valid from Ely for your onward journey. If you have a purchased an advance ticket from Ely and get a shuttle bus to Kings Lynn on the Monday, then you will need to purchase an additional train ticket from Kings Lynn to Ely. For this reason, we advise everyone to purchase train tickets to/from Kings Lynn.

The travel time is estimated to be the same so there should be no adverse impact on anyone’s journey.


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. Brown Tourist Signs indicate the turning off the A148. 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, can 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.

For those travelling by car, parking will cost £10 per vehicle. To speed up the arrival process, we request that you book this in advance from Resident Advisor and have your booking ready for scanning at the entrance. If you have pre-purchased a live-in vehicle / camper van pass, you do not need to pay for additional car parking. Buy your car parking pass in advance here. Camper vans can pre-purchase a live-in vehicle / camper van pass from here.

There are two car parks; general car parking and also the Boutique camping car park . You will be directed to the relevant car park on arrival. If you are car sharing with some occupants in general camping and others in boutique, don’t worry, you will be able to drop off at one and park at the other.


Coach

There are also coaches running to Houghton Festival from all over the country, courtesy of Tuned In Travel. Tickets will be available to purchase until Tuesday 7th August, but be aware that some routes will probably sell out before then. To purchase coach tickets please go here.

For large groups, Tuned In Travel can also arrange private hire vehicles. Get in touch with Tuned In Travel via their website for a quotation.


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.