TRANSPORT

Inclusivity and access are things we’re passionate about to enable everyone to come who’d like to.  Check here for updates but do email us if this is a concern for you at primadonnafestival@gmail.com because we would love everyone to come who would like to and we will do our utmost to help you. We’d urge you to book your transport as soon as possible if coming by public transport and make use of the deals available. If the cost of public transport is prohibitive then please contact us as we will be organising car-pools and may have other suggestions.

 

Public Transport

The nearest railway stations are Ipswich or Stowmarket.  Stowmarket is slightly closer to us but Ipswich has much better onward transport, and Ipswich station is walking distance from our partner hotel, the Pentahotel.   Prebooked train tickets are available from around £20 return from London if bought in advance and if travelling off peak.  They can be bought online from Trainline and other sites. If you can’t afford a train ticket please let us know.

To get from Ipswich to the site there are two options.

Firstly we will be offering a minibus service between Ipswich station and the site and would encourage you to pre-book this via primadonnafestival@gmail.com. Please put as your subject header MINIBUS BOOKING. The minibus will run from the Pentahotel at Ipswich which is about 5-10 mins walk from the station.

Ipswich to the site - Friday 2pm (fully booked) and 3pm, Saturday 9am & 2pm, Sunday 9am

Site to Ipswich - Friday 11pm, Saturday 3pm & 11pm, Sunday 4.30pm (fully booked) and 5.30pm

Each journey will take 25-40 minutes. These times are indicative and may change slightly so please check in here nearer the time.

There will be a voluntary donation of £5 each way for the bus, which we’d ask you to pay at the production office if you are able to.

Secondly there are always taxis in front of Ipswich station. A single fare is around £25 each way, which if you carpool with others would work out a around £5 each way. In order to find car-pool or taxi sharers you can go to the meeting point at the Pentahotel and see who’s around for the Ipswich - site journey, and come to the production office at the festival for the site-Ipswich journey. Details of the local taxi company can be found here nearer the time.

We have found that we are unable to offer a coach service from London which is cheaper than the above option.

If you have accessibility issues requiring someone to meet you at the station please let us know.

 

By Car

From London  – take the north circular or M25 to A12 and then continue past Colchester to Ipswich. Then at the roundabout just as you come into Ipswich take the first exit onto the A14 towards Bury St Edmunds.

Between Ipswich and Stowmarket on the A14 take the junction signposted A140 to Norwich. When you come into a village called The Stonhams, turn right onto the A1120 at the bottom of the hill. Follow the A1120 for a couple of miles until you reach a T junction in the village of Pettaugh. Turn right and follow the road sharp left and out of the village, with the church on your left. As soon as you pass a 40mph sign you will see our gates on the right.

There is free parking on site and it’s possible to leave the site at any time, however, it will not be possible to get onto the site by car overnight (between 1am and 8am).

No cars will be allowed on the camping field. If you have a campervan you will need to buy a campervan ticket and you will be able to park a couple of hundred yards from the camping field. If you need help to take your camping equipment from your car to the campsite there will be a couple of wheelbarrows available, and possibly even a human to wheel it - just come to the production office.

Car Pools

We’d really encourage car pooling from different locations.  If you have space, or need a lift please use social media to share the message via our Twitter or Facebook pages, or please let us know.

 

By Coach

National express run a coach service from London to Ipswich for as little as £12 return. We can’t beat this price if we run something similar and so we have decided not to run a coach service from London to the festival site on the Friday late morning (to Suffolk) and Sunday late pm (to London).