EMF Bus Service

Each day of the Festival, the EMF operates a bus service between Didcot Parkway railway station and Dorchester-on-Thames; and a shuttle bus service from Dorchester to those concerts that take place at Radley College or at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay. The full timetable is published below and may also be downloaded as a PDF (which can, of course, be printed for ease of reference during the Festival itself!). Spaces will, however, be extremely limited and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to purchase on board: advance booking is therefore strongly recommended.

Note that bus times from Didcot Parkway are based on the trains arriving (almost) on time, and buses to Didcot Parkway on concerts finishing (almost) on time. Buses will not leave without audience members on board!

Online and postal booking has now closed. Unposted tickets will be held for you at the EMF Box Office in Dorchester Abbey (open from 11.30am on Friday 26th May for the duration of the Festival).


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EMF Bus Schedule
codeDeparture timeDepartureDestinationAdditional notes
1A18:45Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 18:00 from Paddington (arr. 18:40)
1B21:25Dorchester-on-ThamesDidcot ParkwayIn time for the 21:53 to Paddington
2A10:15Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 09:13 from Paddington (arr. 10:07)
2B12:30Dorchester-on-ThamesRadley College
2C16:15Radley CollegeDorchester-on-Thames
2D18:15Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 17:13 from Paddington (arr. 18:07)
2E21:05Dorchester-on-ThamesDidcot ParkwayIn time for the 21:42 to Paddington
3A09:40Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 08:42 from Paddington (arr. 09:36)
3B12:30Dorchester-on-ThamesRadley College
3C16:15Radley CollegeDorchester-on-Thames
3D18:15Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 17:20 from Paddington (arr. 18:09)
3E21:05Dorchester-on-ThamesDidcot ParkwayIn time for the 21:42 to Paddington
4A10:15Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 09:21 from Paddington (arr. 10:08)
4B13:45Dorchester-on-ThamesSutton Courtenay
4C16:15Sutton CourtenayDorchester-on-Thames
4D18:10Didcot ParkwayDorchester-on-ThamesMeets the 17:18 from Paddington (arr. 18:03)
4E21:15Dorchester-on-ThamesDidcot ParkwayIn time for the 21:42 to Paddington