By Air


If travelling by road or rail isn’t your preferred choice, or you are coming in from aboard, you may be thinking of flying in for the Garage Nation Festival 2018. Read on to find out the easiest way to arrive.

When it comes to booking your flights, we advise this is done as early as possible to secure the very best deals. EasyJet, Jet2, Ryan Air and Flybe all schedule flights into the UK, so look into the best route and price to suit your budget.

Stansted, Southend and London City are the nearest airports to the festival site, and depending on which direction you are flying in from this will determine the airport you arrive at. Please check you flight details for this information.


Once you have arrived at your airport, you may decide to travel to the festival area via train. You can chose to arrive at either Hainault Underground Station (Central Line) or Romford Station (British Rail). To plan your journey from the airport to Hainault or Romford Stations by train, please check the TFL website.

Getting to the festival site is easy and TfL will be able to help you plan the quickest and cheapest route from your airport to either of these stations.

For those who wish to book an Uber you can save £10 off your booking by using GARAGENATIONUK. Prices will vary depending on where you are travelling from but Uber will always give you an approximate cost before you book a driver. There will be black cabs and mini-cabs available near to the airport you arrive at but be aware these are typically more expensive than an Uber.


Once you arrive at either Hainault or Romford, you have a number of options available that will take you to the Hainault Forest Country Park site:


  • 247 bus from either Hainault Station or Romford market
  • Local mini-cab services
    Romford: Star Mini Cabs – 01708 736736
    Hainault: Redbridge Radio Cars – 0208 500 1111
    Grange Hill: Chigwell Taxi Co – 0208 500 7777
  • Uber rides which are available by using their mobile app.
  • Jump aboard the local 247 bus which is only a short ride away from the festival site.
  • Walking distance from Grange Hill station is around 20-25 minutes with the Festival being 1.3 Miles away
  • Walking distance from Hainault to the festival site is 1.6 miles which is a 30 minute walk. To walk from Romford takes 1 hour 15 minutes, which a distance of 4.5 miles.


To help you out further, we have provided a list of approximate journey times to both the local train stations from the London airports.

To Romford by train – 1 Hour 30 minutes
To Hainault by taxi – 45 minutes

To Romford by train – 1 Hour 30 minutes
To Hainault by taxi – 40 Minutes

London City
To Hainault by train – 40 minutes
To Hainault by taxi – 35 Minutes

To Hainault by train – 1 Hour 25 Minutes
To Hainault by taxi – 1 Hour

To Hainault by train – 1 Hour 30 Minutes
To Hainault by taxi – 1 Hour 30 Minutes

To Hainault by train – 1 Hour 30 Minutes
To Hainault by taxi – 1 Hour 30 Minutes