Travel to/from Rockness
Rockness is held at Loch Ness near Inverness, Scotland.
Scottish Citylink will be the official transport provider to this year?s RockNess festival and will be ensuring thousands of music fans arrive in style.
Citylink is operating direct services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, while shuttle services will link towns and cities including Perth, Stirling, Aberdeen, Aviemore and Inverness.
Aiden Proctor, commercial manager at Citylink, said: ?RockNess is now regarded as the start of the UK?s festival season and has grown to attract people from all over the country.
?Given the numbers of fans set to attend this event, it?s unsustainable for people to just jump in their cars and set off at the same time.
?Travelling by bus is hassle-free, more eco-friendly and a lot more fun than going by car. We serve all the main cities and towns across the country, offering direct travel to the festival.?
Given the high demand for these services, Citylink is urging fans to buy their coach tickets at the same time as purchasing their festival passes.
Full listings and fare information are available here: http://www.citylink.co.uk/e_rockness.php or by contacting Citylink's call centre on 0871 266 33 33.
For 2013 Big Green Coach Company is offering coach travel from the rest of the UK. Buying in advance guarantees you?ll pay the cheapest fare.
Take the A9 to Inverness.
Take the slip road marked B8082 / B9006.
Pass a Motel and the Beechwood Business Park on your left hand side.
At first roundabout continue straight over, staying on B8082.
Travel along Sir Walter Scott Drive (B8082), and go straight ahead at the next seven roundabouts
At the 8th roundabout turn left onto B862 (Dores Road).
Travel along the B862 until you are approaching Dores.
SLOW DOWN AS YOU APPROACH THE SITE
The site entrance is situated on your right.
DO NOT USE SAT NAV!
The RockNess team are pleased to announce that we are working with goCarShare again this year ? the free service that encourages people to share car journeys to the festival.
Integrating with your Facebook account, goCarShare makes it easy for you to hire out any spare seats in your Inverness-bound vehicle, and on the flip-side can track down suitable shared transport in your area if you aren?t driving/cycling/train-ing/abseiling yourself in already!
Whether you are firing up your car for the journey to the ?Ness, or are looking for a ride there with your fellow fun-loving festival-goers, goCarShare provides you with simple, effective tools to ensure happy travels ? not to mention a reduced carbon footprint!
A DEFRA report on passenger transport emissions states that ?By travelling in a full car, festival-goers? carbon emissions become comparable to those taking the train, so it can make a real difference.? So to conclude ? if you wanna be green, make some new friends and most importantly get to our wonderful fest, then goCarShare is the way forward!
Here?s the link ? get car-sharing!
The closest mainline station to RockNess is in Inverness. Sadly there is no RockNess Express for 2013 but it?s worth checking times and prices on TheTrainline.com to see how long the journey takes from where you live. You?ll probably find that the journey time is much shorter than the RockNess Express because it will be on a standard route. For example did you know you can travel direct from London Kings Cross to Inverness in around 8 hours? And remember if you have a 16-25 railcard (or any other sort of railcard) you can get 1/3 off. So why not get a group of friends together and you can create your own party train to RockNess?!
Did you know you can fly from London to Inverness from as little as ?80 return? From some parts of the UK, and beyond, this is by far the quickest option and may be cheaper than you think!