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Meraki Festival 23-25 AUG 2019 Herts County Showground
Hertfordshire, AL3 7PT
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Getting to the site by car

Hertfordshire County Show Ground, Dunstable Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 7PT

The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1 on the B5183. The Showground is signposted from the Motorway.

To see the venue on Google Maps, please click here.
If you decide to drive, you will need to pre-book a car park ticket here./

One day parking ticket costs £5.00  //  3 day parking ticket costs £10.00  //  5 day campers parking ticket costs £10

Once you have booked your parking ticket, you will receive a confirmation advising you as to which gate you should arrive at.

Your car parking pass (which must be displayed in your car window), will be sent to the card address used when booking your tickets. Please expect this two weeks prior to the festival opening.

By Train
The nearest British Rail stations are Harpenden (10 mins) and St Albans City (15 mins) which are on First Capital Connect St Pancras line. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484952 (24hrs)


Standard Bus
Bus number 34 or 46 – St Albans to Dunstable. Saturday only, one service per hour.

There is no bus service on Sunday. Please call 0871 200 2233 (07.00-22.00 daily) Go to www.intalink.org.uk

Why travel by Meraki Festival Bus?
Our Festival shuttle buses will take the hassle out of getting to Festival for local attendees and here at Meraki, we believe in putting our community at the very heart of the festival. With hourly pickups from several locations and a drop-off point inside the site, they offer a convenient (and great value) service for local people wishing to make trips to and from the festival.

Here are some reasons to book your tickets on the Meraki Festival Bus
It’s simple. You’ll get picked up from a local stop and dropped right at the centre of the festival, then picked up and taken home from the same place when all the fun is over.

Our drivers know exactly where they’re going, so you don’t need to worry about getting lost, stuck in traffic or getting a fine for using the Sat-Nav on your phone whilst driving.

Days of sunshine, music and sleeping in a field can take their toll on anyone. Put safety first and let someone else do the driving while you snooze on the way home.

Book your tickets to ride here

How much does it cost?

For tickets booked in advance the online cost is as follows:

£7.50 for a Day Return Ticket (£10 on the day)

£15.00 for an Unlimited Weekend Pass

You will also be able to purchase tickets (with cash only) on the bus if seats are available at £10 for Day Returns or £20 for the Unlimited Pass.

Under 18s ride for free – just show their festival ticket and you’re good to go.

Where can I hop on and when will the buses be running?
Full Timetable TBC.
Buses will depart on the half hour from stop one and will continue to loop through the day for the following times:

Friday 11
First Bus departs stop one at 9.30 am. Last bus departs the festival at 12.30am

Saturday 12 

First Bus departs stop one at 9.30 am. Last bus departs the festival at 12.30am

Sunday 13
First Bus departs stop one at 9.30 am. Last bus departs the festival at 11.00pm

Route One
London Colney

St Albans City Station

St Albans Bus Stop (St Peters St)

Herts County Showground

Route Two
Harpenden Station


Herts County Showground

We may add stations according to ticket sales and requirements. If you would like a bus service, feel free to email us on team@merakifestival.com and we’ll see what we can do!

How will the service work?
Decide on which day or days you will want to travel and purchase your ticket/s online here.

Download and print your unique QR-coded ticket – make sure you bring this with you for checking on the bus. If you have brought an Unlimited Weekend Ticket, you will be given a wristband for future rides on the bus when your code is scanned.

There is no need to book onto a specific bus, as this will be an hourly hop-on service – just look out for the Meraki branded Bus Stops at the pick-up points at the times specified on the timetable above.

Enjoy the ride – we’ll see you at the festival!

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