Big Green Coach: Climate Investment through Coach Travel

Big Green Coach are the UK’s largest events travel company and official partner to some of the biggest festivals: Download, Isle of Wight, Creamfields, Reading & Leeds, Secret Garden Party and Boardmasters to name a few.

They operate coach services to festivals, gigs and tours, as well as sporting events; and they are the Official Partner to Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium.

Each year they transport hundreds of thousands of people, and after 12 years of operating, that adds up to more than 1.5 million audience members who have ditched their cars and cut travel carbon by choosing to arrive by Big Green Coach.

Since 2021, Big Green Coach have worked with ecolibrium to carbon offset 100% of their coach travel emissions. They also work with Cool Earth to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest and have protected more than 2 million sq ft, as well as running their own tree planting days in the UK.

Their work with festivals like The Cambridge Club and Boundary sees all customers get a discount on their festival tickets in 2023 if they travel by coach, and at Secret Garden Party, all coach customers get discounts across the festival site as part of a sustainability initiative.

Big Green Coach staff and volunteers are all part of a car share scheme and all volunteers on site eat veggie. Big Green Coach are also actively working with their operators to reduce emissions from coaches; using Biofuels and introducing cleaner engines like Euro 6.


This case study is part of the Green Travel and Transport Guide for Festivals and Events 2023.