If you are intending to bring a coach party to Lumiere, you must register your intended visit(s) with Durham County Council via Visit County Durham by 15th October. Contact [email protected] or Call 03000 26 26 26, Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm.
There is a charge for using the coach park and shuttle bus service.
Before organising a coach party to Lumiere there are a few things to consider.
All visitors will need a timed ticket to visit the controlled central zone of Lumiere. You should ensure that your customers have booked timed tickets before they arrive.
Durham will be extremely busy during the festival: the event draws huge crowds, and many road closures and diversions will be in place. Coaches will not be permitted access to certain parts of the city centre. If any coaches attempt to drop off or pick-up in unallocated areas they will be moved on by the police. It won’t be possible to have a short stop to experience the festival, a minimum of three hours is needed and we recommend staying overnight nearby to make the most of it.
Coach parking for the festival must be pre-booked. If you are intending to bring a coach party to Lumiere, you must register your intended visit(s) with Durham County Council by contacting Visit County Durham by 15th October. Email – [email protected] or Call – 03000 26 26 26, Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
This way we can keep you updated with all of the relevant information regarding drop off points, road closures and ticket availability.