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Arriving on Friday (Public Bus)

There is a public bus route no.187 from Dorchester South to Tolpuddle on Fridays:  (check closer to the time for timetable)


Arriving on Saturday (Taxi only)

There is no public bus service. You will need to make your own arrangements or get a taxi to get to Tolpuddle.


Arriving and leaving on Sunday 

> Shuttles from train stations

Shuttle buses are available to and from the festival site. This year the costs will be £5 each way and must be booked in advance.

If you miss your booked shuttle bus, we cannot guarantee a space on the alternative bus as this may be fully booked by other guests.

DORCHESTER TO TOLPUDDLE (advance bookings only)

Bus 1 – Dorchester South – meeting the 10.23 train

Bus 2 – Dorchester South – meeting the 11.23 train then to Dorchester West meeting the 11.37 train

TOLPUDDLE TO DORCHESTER (advance bookings only)

Leaving at 17.30 and 18.30 opposite the museum in the layby in front of the museum.


Coaches organised by Unions and Trades Councils

This will constantly be updated once we receive information. If you are organising a coach please let the TUC South West know so that we can include it.

SUNDAY, 21 JULY 2024

PICKUP: Lewes BR Station – 07.30

Calling at:  Burgess Hill, Civic Way & Crawley Bus Station and Horsham BR Station

Cost: £5 per seat (pay on day)

Booking: to reserve a seat contact Bill Ball ([email protected]) or 07758 269976

Supported by Lewes Trades Council – Coach Sponsors: Unite SE/6144 & SE/6217

Unite coaches (these are free for Unite members and family/friends – non-members will be able to register interest and notified closer to the time based on availability.)

PICKUP: Bristol, Weston, Bridgwater & Yeovil

Calling at:

8.45 – Bristol, Tony Benn House

9.35 – Weston super Mare, Locking Road Bus Shelters

10.15– Bridgwater, Huntworth Business Park Services

10.30 – Yeovil, Labour Club (Unity Hall)

PICKUP: Cheltenham, Gloucester & Stroud

Calling at:

8.05 – Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station

8.35 – Gloucester, Unite Office

9.05 – Stroud, Merry Walks

PICKUP: Swindon, Chippenham & Bath

Calling at:

8.35 – Swindon, Bus Stop Opposite Sun Inn

9.35 – Chippenham, Bus Station

10.05 – Bath, Laura Place

To book onto a Unite coach please visit their booking page.