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Hi all, I’ve gotten mixed messages about the return trip to London with National Express. 
 

the issue: we have three small children with us, aged 4, 6 and 7. Our coach back to London Victoria is Monday at 6AM. Way too early; we’d have to break down our tent at 04:30 at the latest to make it on time. Not only that, our train back home to the Netherlands on that same day leaves London at 6PM. So we definitely could take a much later bus Monday. 
 

so I checked with National Express, who of course give me the official answer that that’s not possible because all coaches are sold out. 
 

and I checked at the PGA ticket info office of Glasto when we arrived. But they weren’t sure. They said that on their list it shows a bus at 06:00, then at 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, and so on. Every half an hour one bus, about 16 in total on Monday. That sounded a bit odd to me, since on the way TO Glasto there were buses every 5-10 minutes, I think all day? So my theory was that there are several buses every half an hour. But maybe I’m wrong. 

The confusion starts with what is actually happening at the bus stop at Glasto according to several people on this forum. They say that it’s a free for all on the way back; that times or even tickets aren’t even checked at all. FYI: on the way TO London nobody checked our tickets. After an hour long queue we were just put in the first available bus. 
 

so, officially we’d have to go at 6. But if anybody can tell me with absolute certainty that we could easily take a bus at 9am as well; I’d be very interested…

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Daft question, did you book the 6am time? Obviously with SEE you don't get a choice. I'd imagine if you miss your bus they'd put you on the next one with space, otherwise what do you do, stay at the festival forever? 

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14 minutes ago, verrymerry said:

Daft question, did you book the 6am time? Obviously with SEE you don't get a choice. I'd imagine if you miss your bus they'd put you on the next one with space, otherwise what do you do, stay at the festival forever? 

I don’t know what they do with late people. And yes, I booked the 6am bus, it was the only available option when I booked. 

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You might be sent to muck out the cow sheds... 

 

I would chance it, but I wouldn't leave it later than 9am, it'll start getting busier then. 

 

Anyway, kudos to you flying there with 3 kids!! 

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