7th October 2023

Great Malvern, UK

12th Edition



The fact that Great Malvern is situated in a somewhat remote location has had an important impact on its history; the Victorians liked to travel here to get away from the pollution of London, and the radar research facility was moved here during the Second World War to make it less susceptible to attack.


But don't let this rural location put you off! Great Malvern has direct non-stop services to and from London Paddington via Reading and Oxford.



We're delighted that our Travel Partner GWR will once again refer to their early morning service out of London Paddington direct to Great Malvern during the Festival as The Innovation Express.


Festival Weekdays*: Catch The Innovation Express at 06:50 from London Paddington (07:08 Slough, 07:22 Reading, 08:01 Oxford, 09:20 Worcester Foregate Street) to arrive in Great Malvern at 09:31 in time for the various days' opening talks.

Festival Saturday 12th Oct. 2019*: Catch The Innovation Express at 07:22 from London Paddington (07:38 Slough, 07:53 Reading, 08:23 Oxford, 09:50 Worcester Foregate Street) to arrive in Great Malvern at 10:05 in time for the Family Show. 


*Times based on the published autumn 2019 timetable. To qualify for the best value tickets and fares, and to take advantage of Group Saver offers, buy before you board at www.gwr.com.

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