buses to Download Festival

Over 90,000 rock fans will descend on Donington Park, Castle Donington for a weekend of rock music and more. Over 140 bands will be playing at Europe's biggest rock and metal festival on 9 / 10 /11 June 2017.

This years line up includes rock heavy weights, Aerosmith, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Steel Panther.

Avoid the queues...

The quickest and easiest way to get in and out over the weekend is with skylink. Connecting you to Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Loughborough city centres, as well as the main transport hubs in the area:

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buses to Download with...



skylink Nottingham

Nottingham to Download Festival: 50 mins

  • zigzag - £6 | unlimited travel for solo rockers
  • zigzag duo - £10 | unlimited travel for duets
  • zigzag group - £13 | unlimited travel for bands (up to 5 people)

leaves from Broadmarsh bus station & Friar Lane, Nottingham

skylink Nottingham


skylink express

You'll need to change at the airport coach station on to skylink Derby or skylink Nottingham to get you to the festival site.

But don't worry, there is no extra charge.

Nottingham to East Midlands Airport: 30 mins

  • zigzag - £6 | unlimited travel for solo rockers
  • zigzag duo - £10 | unlimited travel for duets
  • zigzag group - £13 | unlimited travel for bands (up to 5 people)

leaves from Broadmarsh bus station & the train station, Nottingham

skylink express


skylink Derby

Derby to Download Festival: 35 mins

Loughborough to Download Festival: 40 mins

Leicester to Download Festival: 1 hour 4 mins

  •  zigzag plus - £9 | unlimited travel for solo rockers
  • zigzag duo - £13 | unlimited travel for duets
  • zigzag group - £16 | unlimited travel for bands (up to 5 people)

Buses leave from: Derby bus station (bay 7), Leicester, St Margarets bus station (stand SG)

skylink Derby