Notts and Derby
Notts and Derby are running a shuttle bus service to and from East Midlands Parkway and Derby station to Download Festival. Want to keep it simple? Notts and Derby offer a £25 ticket for any journeys on their route Wednesday through to Monday – perfect for day ticket holders and non-campers. Tickets can only be purchased on the day and it will be cash payment only.
East Midlands Parkway to Download – travel time 20 minutes, return ticket £10
Wednesday & Thursday – Buses depart East Midlands Parkway every hour from 09:00 until 21:00.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – buses run from 09:00, and then hourly until 18:00 with buses from the site back to the station hourly until 23:00, and then every few minutes until 00:00.
Traveling from East Midlands Parkway on Monday the 11th of June? Make an early start and beat the queues with buses running at least every 30 minutes from 05:00 to 14:00.
Derby Station (Prime Park Side) to Download – travel time 30 minutes, return ticket £10
Wednesday and Thursday – Buses depart Derby Station every 30 minutes between 08:30 to 23:30 with the last bus returning from the festival site at 00:00.
Friday – Travel from Derby Station every 20 minutes between 08:30 and 17:00, and then every 30 minutes until 22:00. Buses will be returning to Derby station from 22:30 every few minutes until Midnight.
Saturday and Sunday – Travel to Download Festival from Derby Station every 30 minutes between 08:30 and 22:00. Buses will be returning to Derby station from 22:30 every few minutes until Midnight.
Looking for an early get away Monday morning? Buses run hourly from midnight Sunday evening until 04:00am, 04:30, 5:00 and then every few minutes until 14:00.
skylink and my15
skylink and my15 are offering bus services direct from the site. You’ll be able to access Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Loughborough city centres, as well as the main transport hubs in the area, including East Midlands Airport.
Visit their website to find out more.