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. An online booking service is available on this page.
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!
To purchase bus tickets, please enter on the booking form the number of tickets you require for each journey. Once you have completed your selection, click the ‘ADD TO CART’ button below the form. You can then review your purchases before proceeding to the payment stage.
As with concert tickets, bus tickets may be held for collection at the Festival Box Office or posted to you at a cost of £1.50. You may select which option you prefer when you review your ticket purchases.
The last day that we can post tickets is Friday, 19th May. Tickets for any orders processed after that will be held for collection from the box office in Dorchester Abbey.
Postal applications need to reach us by Wednesday, 17th May. We recommend using the online box office if you have any concerns about your order arriving by post in good time.
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|Click here to download a pdf version of the timetable|
|code||Departure time||Departure||Destination||Additional notes|
|FRIDAY 26 MAY|
|1A||18:45||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 18:00 from Paddington (arr. 18:40)|
|1B||21:25||Dorchester-on-Thames||Didcot Parkway||In time for the 21:53 to Paddington|
|SATURDAY 27 MAY|
|2A||10:15||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 09:13 from Paddington (arr. 10:07)|
|2D||18:15||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 17:13 from Paddington (arr. 18:07)|
|2E||21:05||Dorchester-on-Thames||Didcot Parkway||In time for the 21:42 to Paddington|
|SUNDAY 28 MAY|
|3A||09:40||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 08:42 from Paddington (arr. 09:36)|
|3D||18:15||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 17:20 from Paddington (arr. 18:09)|
|3E||21:05||Dorchester-on-Thames||Didcot Parkway||In time for the 21:42 to Paddington|
|MONDAY 29 MAY|
|4A||10:15||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 09:21 from Paddington (arr. 10:08)|
|4D||18:10||Didcot Parkway||Dorchester-on-Thames||Meets the 17:18 from Paddington (arr. 18:03)|
|4E||21:15||Dorchester-on-Thames||Didcot Parkway||In time for the 21:42 to Paddington|