Travelling to the Hay Festival
Hay doesn’t yet have an international airport, but we’ve suggested some other ways to get here.
Hereford bus station is served by coaches as follows:
From London Victoria, London Heathrow, Cirencester and Gloucester
From Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Worcester.
There is also a scheduled bus service (Service 39 or 39A) from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye operating seven days a week.
08705 80 80 80
Hay has no train station – the nearest station is Hereford, twenty miles away. From Hereford to Hay you can take a taxi from the station, which costs around £35–£40, or catch a bus. There is also a scheduled bus service (Service 39 or 39A) from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye operating seven days a week (see timetable above). Through tickets are available when purchasing rail tickets.
Hereford train station is served by regular through trains as follows:
- First Great Western from London Paddington, Reading (rail/air link from London Heathrow) and Oxford
- Arriva Trains Wales from South West Wales, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran and Abergavenny
- Arriva Trains Wales from Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow and Leominster
- Arriva Trains Wales from North Wales, Chester, Wrexham and Gobowen (Oswestry)
- London Midland Trains from Birmingham New Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester Foregate Street, Great Malvern and Ledbury.
Some local taxi numbers:
|| 07910 931999
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You can also hire a car locally from LT Baynham Self-Drive Hire, 74 Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DG. tel – 01432 273 298.