Find your easiest route to this year’s Download Festival

Source: Download Festival 2017 Event News

Whether you’re travelling by road, rail, bus or plane we’ve got your easiest route to the festival covered.

As the festival draws closer, it’s time to get your organisational hat on. Download happens on the sacred site of Donington Park, next to East Midlands Airport. This year we’ve been working hard on a brand new traffic management plan to ensure everyone gets to the site and away as easily and quickly as possible.

Find out the best route for you to take below. We advise downloading the Official Download App to navigate your weekend and find out the latest travel news.


This year sees a new route if you’re travelling to the festival site from the north and three new routes from the south available to be used flexibly. It’s really important that you follow our signage and not your sat nav.

We’ll be publishing a map shortly that will update live and show you your best possible routes to the site from all directions as well as live information on any road closures.

When leaving, please follow signs and use routes that avoid the busiest area which will be J23a of the M1.



The mainline railway stations closes to Download Festival are East Midlands Parkway and Derby, both of which are served by regular festival transfer buses.

Shuttle Bus

Notts and Derby offer a shuttle bus service from East Midlands Parkway and Derby train station to Download Festival. Keep it simple with a £25 unlimited travel ticket on both routes from Wednesday through to Monday, perfect for day ticket holders and non-campers. Find out more information, here.



For travel to the site from Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and major transport hubs there are regular and frequent running Trent Barton buses from the site and back giving you a stress free stress-free journey to the home of rock m/
  • Skylink Nottingham to Download – 50 mins
  • Skylink Express to Download – 30 mins
  • Skylink Derby to Download – From 35 mins

For more information on Skylink, click here.


Coach Big Green Coach is offers a low-cost executive coach arriving either on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with other Download Dogs from over 74 pick-up locations across the UK. Buy with or without festival tickets.


Now you know how to get to Download easily, it’s time to grab your tickets if you haven’t already.

Post Author: Janusz Jasinski

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