Trains to Creamfields

Known as the UK’s best dance music festival, Creamfields is not one to miss if you love electronic music. Luckily, Avanti West Coast makes getting to Creamfields easy and affordable.

While you focus on picking out the perfect festival fit, we’ve got your journey covered.

How to get to Creamfields by train

Wherever you’re located, you needn’t worry about getting to Creamfields. You’ve got a choice of two festival locations which are both easily accessible by train. To make it easier, use our journey planner to establish the best route.

Creamfields South is held at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. It’s often held towards the end of May. For May 2023, this is from the 26th to the 28th.

The closest train station is Chelmsford Train Station. Here, you’ll find shuttle buses running to and from the park. However, separate tickets are required for this service.

Creamfields North runs from 24th to 27th August 2023 and is held at Daresbury in Cheshire. The closest train stations are Runcorn Station, Warrington Central, Warrington Bank Quay, and Liverpool Lime Street. Most stations will have a shuttle bus service in operation.

Both locations are easily accessible from major rail stations around the UK with Avanti West Coast. Always check your route before you travel and allow extra time for journeys during busy times.

What to do at Creamfields

Creamfields is one of the biggest EDM festivals in the world. You can expect to find a combination of new artists breaking through as well as big names in the dance music sphere.

The festival is a three-day long party, but the fun doesn’t stop at the stage. Camp on-site and enjoy the general or luxury experience with available concessions on both sites. Once the music finishes, have fun on the campsite with friends and meet other like-minded music fans.

You can also attend Creamfields for individual days. This is especially appealing if camping isn’t your thing! Like any festival, there are plenty of other attractions on-site and a multitude of food vendors. 

About Creamfields

Creamfields is a highly-anticipated music festival with over 100 artists performing across three days of live music.

Held over two bank holiday weekends in May and August, festival-goers have a choice. They may attend either Creamfields North, Creamfields South, or both.

Creamfields has been an iconic event for dance music lovers since 1998. Since then, the festival has grown, moved around and become a world-class event that thousands of people look forward to every year.

For Creamfields, 2023 is extra special, as the festival celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Creamfields

If you’re ready to get your train tickets to Creamfields Festival, there are plenty of ways to save on your commute. No matter which site you’re attending, travelling with Avanti West Coast can save you money.

When you book tickets in advance, you can benefit from early booking discounts. Some journeys can even be booked up to 12 weeks in advance. As soon as you’ve got your festival tickets, it’s a good idea to book rail travel too.

To save further, buy tickets for off-peak trains. You’ll likely be on a quieter train which is ideal if you’re bringing camping gear with you. Booking directly with Avanti also means you don’t pay any booking fees.

Another way to save on your train tickets is by purchasing a Railcard. Many Railcards cost as little as £30 a year but you can save around a third of the fare cost.

Depending on who you travel with, there are several different Railcards to choose from. Each of these Railcards come with different levels of savings.

Get the app

Buy your train tickets to Creamfields with the Avanti West Coast app and see big savings in no time. Alongside the lowest-priced tickets, you can choose your seats, pay with your digital wallet and make changes to your journey all within the app.

Getting to Creamfields

Ready for an amazing weekend at Creamfields? There are two festival locations, North and South, which are both easily accessible by train. Plan your visit

Avanti West Coast Trains

Chelmsford Station

Warrington Bank Quay Station