Bestival Coaches from Brighton

Travel in Style on The Big Lemon from Brighton to Bestival!

Festival Coaches

Bestival is an award winning 4 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill – a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight.

The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The renowned music specialist had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co founders / partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now fulfilled. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are bringing some magic to the shores of the Solent and spreading the love worldwide.

It’s Rob and Josie da Bank’s creative vision that sets Bestival apart. Whilst the massive musical brain of Rob ensures the Bestival line-up is the most eclectic you’ll ever experience, it’s Josie’s creative wand that casts its magic over Bestival land. From the most original boutique campsite experience, to the Bollywood Cocktail Bar, a Wishing Tree Stage, fancy dress en-masse and even a landlocked Port, it’s this uniqueness that makes Bestival a wondrous world of discovery and adventure that will inspire peace, love and dancing not only in September but all year round…
(From Bestival’s official website)

Getting to Bestival has an added twist – it involves a ferry too – and whilst this adds an extra level of fun, it also adds an unknown to the mix. Ferries have been notoriously unreliable and last year we had a bit of a nightmare getting across the water. Following this we have been working with the ferry company to plan everything super early and make sure we have limited waiting time at the ports and guaranteed sailing times.

Departure Date & Time
Thursday 8 September, midday departure for 3pm sailing from Portsmouth – Fishborne (eta at the festival approx 4.15pm)

Departure Point
Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton

Return Date & Time
Monday 12 September, midday departure for 2pm sailing from Fishborne – Portsmouth (eta in Brighton approx 5pm)

Return Pick-up Point
Festival coach pick-up point (same as the drop-off point)
Please note the return ferries are notoriously busy so we may have to wait for some time at the port. There is however a pub next to the ferry terminal for refreshments and toilet etc while we wait.

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Here you can see photos and feedback from our passengers as well as catch up with the latest news.Terms & Conditions of Travel:Please be at the departure point at least 15 minutes before departure.
Please mark your luggage with your name.
We reserve the right to use a different vehicle from the ones advertised if required for any reason.
We will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience resulting from delays to the journey (Sorry!).
Passengers must have a really good time (We’ll help with that!)If You Can’t Go:

We regret that all tickets are non-refundable. However you are welcome to sell your tickets to others, please just notify of us in the change of names. Please print a copy of your confirmation email to pass on to the new ticket-holder.

What You Can Expect from Us:

The Big Lemon has a reputation for providing a friendly, personal service, and you can be confident that we will always do our best to ensure you have a fantastic time.

In the event of traffic delay, breakdown, or other event beyond our control we will keep you informed at all times and work non-stop to put it right. If we keep you waiting we will do our best to furnish you with complementary refreshments in the meantime. We promise that we will always look after you.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service, please let us know what is wrong and how we can put it right.

What Others Have Said About Our Service:
“Great service! The driver was amazingly accommodating and went out of his way to help people”
“The Big Lemon service was so brilliant and perfect that it made the weekend EVEN better!”

What Happens Next:
You will receive an email confirming your booking; this is your ticket! you do not need to print it – either show it to us on your smartphone or simply note down the four digit booking reference.

All tickets are return tickets
We do not sell single tickets because it means an empty seat in the other direction. However if you phone us the day before and check availability we may be able to sell you a single ticket at half the return fare plus £5.

We hope you enjoy travelling with us!
We regret that all tickets are non-refundable. However you are welcome to sell your tickets to others, please just notify of us in the change of names. Please print a copy of your confirmation email to pass on to the new ticket-holder.

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