Arriving on Friday 15 July 2022

There is a public bus route no.187 from Dorchester South on Fridays: 08.50, 12.50, 15.55 and 17.45 (check closer to the time in case of timetable changes)

Due to lack of demand, the Friday evening shuttle bus will not be running this year.

Arriving on Saturday 16 July 2023

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

Arriving and leaving on Sunday 17 July 2022

Shuttle buses are available to and from the festival site – this year these must be booked in advance for £3 each way.

  • From Dorchester West and South stations at 10:40 and 11:40, to coincide with train arrival times. The stations are close to each other. Coaches arrive approx. 40 minutes after departure.
  • Return from the bus stop opposite the Tolpuddle Museum at 17.30 and 18.30 to Dorchester stations

 


Group coaches/ private coaches on Sunday 17 July 2020

The following is a list of the coaches to the festival of which we have been informed:


Bideford & Barnstaple

Date: 17 July Day Return

Organiser: Taw & Torridge Trades Union Council

When and where:
8:00 Kingsley Statue, Bideford
8:25 The Square, Barnstaple
9:00 South Molton Conservative Club

Leaves Tolpuddle: 17:30

Arrival time to Bideford: 20:50

Contact: Gerrard Sables – 01271373338 / 07848007826

Cost: Adults £10, children free; additional donations welcome


Bournemouth & Poole

Date: 17 July Day Return

Advance booking required

Organiser: RMT & ASLEF

When and where:
09:45 Bournemouth Rail Bus Interchange K stand
10:00 Poole Railway

Leaves Tolpuddle: 18:00

Contact: Jim Buchanan – 07841 460 758

Cost: Free to ASLEF and RMT members; £10 for Trade Union and/or Labour Party members


Lewes

Date: 17 July Day Return

Organiser: Lewes Trades Union Council

When and where:
7:45 Front of Lewes BR Station

Leaves Tolpuddle: 17:00

Drop-off: Lewes BR Station, 20:30

No advance booking required; pay on the day.

Cost: £20 full time wage, £10 low-paid, UC Claimants & pensioners, free for workers on strike, free for children.


Portsmouth

Date: 17 July Day Return

Organiser: Unite the Union

When and where:
8:30 AM Unite office, Hilsea
8:40 Fratton Bridge bus stop
8:45 The Hard, Interchange.

Leaves Tolpuddle: 17:00
Drop off: 19:00

Booking essential on Eventbrite

Contact: Unite SE Region – 07803136091

Cost: Union members and unwaged free, £10 for waged non-union (payments taken on the coach)


Southampton

Date: 17 July Day Return

Organiser: Unite the Union

When and where:
9:00 AM Outside Sea City Museum, Havelock Road, Civic Centre

Leaves Tolpuddle: 17:00
Drop off: 19:00

Booking essential on Eventbrite

Contact: Unite SE Region – 07803136091

Cost: Union members and unwaged free, £10 for waged non-union (payments taken on the coach)


Torbay

Date: 17 July Day Return

Organiser: Torbay & District Trades Council

When and where:
07:00 Paignton Library; 7:15 Torquay Coach Station, lymington Road; 7:35 Newton Abbot Opposite Rail Station; 8:05/8:10 Exeter South street

Contact: Jane Haden – 07954 054459

Cost:£10; free to children under 16; free to Unite members


Please email [email protected] with details of your coach so we can advertise on the website. We ask that you include: departure times and locations; costs; whether seats are open to other unions/trades councils; contact email and/or a link to book seats.