The Hay Festival Winter Weekend takes place in Hay Castle and St Mary’s Church in the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Both venues are within a few minutes' walking distance of the main Oxford Road car park.

Public transport to Hay can be limited during the autumn and winter months, so please also check our taxi sharing Facebook page and car share options below.

Scheduled Bus Service: Hereford and Brecon to Hay Return

There is a scheduled bus service (T14) from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye, operating six days a week, Mondays to Saturdays.

View the timetable here

Public transport information: 08712 00 22 33

On Sundays, the 39A bus service runs Hereford - Hay - Hereford.

View the timetable here

The nearest bus stop to the Festival site is at the Oxford Road Bus Stop in Hay.


Coach enquiries:
0871 781 8181

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


Railway enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

The nearest railway station is Hereford, twenty miles away.

Hereford train station is served by regular 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

Local taxis

Taxi-share scheme is available from:

  • A2B Taxis 01874 658 899 / 07970 915 040
  • Hay Bus Hay Taxi 07974 106 656 / 01497 820 444 
  • Julie's Cabs 07899 846 592 
  • Radnor & Kington Taxis 07831 898 361 / 01547 560 205

To find other Festival-goers and share taxis please see our Facebook group:

Hay Festival Taxi Share Facebook Group

Hire cars

You can also hire a car locally from LT Baynham Self-Drive Hire, 74 Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DG. Tel – 01432 273 298.

Car Sharing




Car Charging

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.


The Festival venues are located in the centre of the town. There are a wealth of challenging, enjoyable, breathtaking and health-inducing walks to be had around Hay.

Walking routes

Download a PDF of the Ramblers Cymru linear walking route through Hay

Download a PDF of the Ramblers Cymru circular walking route around Hay


Hay-on-Wye is cycle-friendly and you can hire bikes in town at Drover Cycles on Forest Road, where you will also find Drover's fully stocked bike shop and workshop open 7 days a week for repairs and servicing.

Local bike trail information can be found through Mountain Biking Brecon Beacons and Mountain Biking Wales.



23 – 26 NOVEMBER 2023
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