Travel Information

published: Thu 12th Nov 2015

Arriving by car...

The festival site is located at Strathallan Castle. The address of Strathallan Castle is Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder, PH3 1JZ. Click here for a map.

T in the Park recommends public transport as the easiest and greenest way to travel to the site, but if you plan to drive then do car share if you can.

Even if you know the area well, please don’t try to look for short cuts or alternatives because these are the only routes that are available to the site and there are a number of local road closures to minimise traffic on other routes.

Do not rely on Sat-Nav – remember that local road closures will be in place so help the local community and your fellow travellers by sticking to the advised routes and then by following event signage. Remember that the signed routes are the quickest and only routes to the site.

Don't travel before 10am on Thursday and Friday to avoid busy commuter times, leave yourself plenty of time to get there. Follow the directions of the police and stewards, have the money ready for the parking fee, take your ticket and display it in your windscreen as proof of payment. The queuing to get in and out was bad the first year they used the new site, it's probably best to you arrive early! Remember where you've parked - each car park is named so it's a good idea to make a note of that name.

The drop-off points are suitable for private cars and taxis only, but there may be delays as it involves queuing with those heading for the car parks. The walk from the drop off point to the campsite isn't too bad compared to some festivals. Remember where you were dropped off, so you can find the same spot for collection.

There is security on the site 24 hours a day but do NOT leave anything of value in your car. As with anywhere where there are over 85,000 people crime will be a problem. The police recommendation is to remove your parcel shelf and open up your glove box to prove there is nothing of value inside your car.

There were reports of cars being damaged at the old venue in the past so try not to park too near to the path that leads around the perimeter fence as accidents do happen and you can incur chips and dents to your vehicle.

Make sure you have plenty of petrol in your vehicle as the queues in and out of the festival can be very long during busy periods.

There are taxi points located at the sign posted drop off points.

Arriving by coach...

By far the quickest and easiest way to get to the festival is to travel by bus. Citylink buses will drop fans off right at the campsite entrance. Fans driving to the event should use the T in the Park mini-site on trafficscotland.org on the day for real-time information throughout the weekend at peak travel times.

Over 60% of T in the Parkers travel by public transport, Citylink, offer additional services from Thursday through to Monday. These services will operate from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee as well as 66 other locations taking you directly to the festival drop off point. Do not just assume you will be able to turn up and use these services, pre-booking is essential. You will not be able to travel on these services without a valid ticket to T in the Park. Bookings can be made either online using the Citylink Journey Planner (enter T in the Park as the destination), or by calling the Citylink booking line on 0871 266 33 33.

Please note that there are NO pedestrian walking routes to or from the festival site. Please make use of public transport options to get to the site at all times.

Wheelchair accessible vehicles will also be available Please call the Ticketmaster Disabled Access Booking Line 0800 988 4440 or click here for more information.

Arriving by train...

The easiest way to get to T in the Park from a train station is still to travel to Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth stations and then to use the Citylink shuttle bus service which provides a direct and convenient journey to the festival.

If you decide to travel to Gleneagles train station, you should then use the T in the Park shuttle bus service available outside to reach the festival site – remember there are no pedestrian walking routes to or from the festival.

Please note that due to rail engineering works over the summer (https://www.scotrail.co.uk/winchburgh) train services will be affected with replacement buses resulting in longer journeys. There are no train services back to any main city centre late at night so please plan your journey home.

Links to the arrival/departure information for these railway stations is available via scotrail.co.uk or using the ScotRail app.. Don't assume that you'll be able to turn up and pay for the shuttle buses - booking in advance is recommended - see the info above.

festival information by: Scott Williams

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