We operate two public car parks during the Festival each year, as well as offering disabled parking on site. This year you can choose to Carbon Off-Set your Festival Travel. Audience travel accounts for up to 80% of Hay Festival’s total carbon footprint. 100% of your donation will be invested directly into renewable energy projects by Energy Revolution.

The Car Park at Hay in Aid of Macmillan is the closest public car park to the Festival site. The cost is £7 per car per day, and you can come and go as you please.

There is additional Park & Ride car parking available at Clyro Court (Baskerville Hall Hotel, HR3 5LE). The cost is £5 per day, with a free and regular shuttle bus which drops you off at the Festival entrance.

Advance Car Parking tickets are no longer available - please purchase your ticket on the gate.

Hay Festival All Weather Park & Ride

In order to reduce traffic and avoid congestion in our tiny town, we urge you to park at our Park & Ride car park. This is at Clyro Court (Baskerville Hall Hotel), HR3 5LE. A direct, free and frequent shuttle bus service will operate between Clyro Court and the Festival site, dropping you off right outside the entrance. These buses will run from before the first event until after the last event each day, starting on Friday 24 May 2019, with a normal journey time of under ten minutes. The car park is suitable even if it rains, so you will not be left stuck in the mud. Parking costs £5 per day; no booking necessary – just turn up and pay on the day.

Disabled parking

Disabled car parking is available on the Festival site. Disabled parking spaces can be pre-booked by phone at the time of booking tickets (blue badge holders only). The disabled car park costs £5 per day and is subject to availability. During peak times, we operate a 'drop off only' facility which is available if the car park is full.

Car charging

Hay Festival offers electric car charging points at the Clyro Court Park & Ride site (HR3 5LE). There are four 13 amp sockets available and, if your car requires it, you will need to bring your own adapter.

There will also be charging points in the disabled car park on the Festival site. These chargers are available on a first-come first-served basis.

There is one fast charger available in the local area at Drovers Cycle Hire (HR3 5EH), 01497 822 419 – you can view further information on this online.

You can also view other charging points in the local area on Zap Map.

Park with care

Please park with consideration for local residents. We ask you not to park on the highway or grass verges.



21–31 MAY 2020