Sunday 14 July 2019 // Festivalpark, Werchter
Sunday 14 July 2019 // Festivalpark, Werchter

How to get there?

Where is Werchter?

The festival park is located alongside the Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter (Belgium), not too far from Brussels (30 km) and close to Leuven (15 km).

Map: parking & camping areas

Smarter travel: by bicycle

Do you live near Werchter? Be green, be healthy and come to the festival by bike! You'll be here in a heartbeat. You can park your bike in one of our cycle parks nearby.

There are three cycle parks for bicycles:

  • KBC cycle park A: located near The Hive in Haacht (Biesbeemden).
  • KBC cycle park B: located on the Provinciebaan in Rotselaar.
  • KBC cycle park C: located near the bridge of Werchter.

Cycle parking is free of charge. The cycle parks will be under constant surveillance. In the cycle parks, a (limited) number of spaces will be provided for mopeds. A cycle repair point will be provided at the cycle parks. For a small fee, you can have a punctured tyre or broken brake cable repaired.

Smarter travel: park & bike

You would like to bike to Werchter, but the distance is a bit too large? Choose park & bike! Bring your bicycle in/on the car and park your car on one of the free parksites located a bit further away from the festival. Continue your journey by bike and park your bicycle on one of the supervised bicycle parks near the festival.

You can park for free in one of the following locations:

  • Sporthal Den Dijk (Dijkstraat 1, Wespelaar), distance by bike: 3,5 km
  • K.A.C. Betekom (Grote Baan 118, Begijnendijk), distance by bike: 9 km
  • Sportoase De Toren (Torenstraat 115, Rotselaar), distance by bike: 3,5 km

Smarter travel: by train

Travel to the festival by train. The smartest and coziest option. The E-train ticket TW Classic costs only € 19 return, regardless of the distance you travel. 

This special ticket is valid for an outward journey with a regular train in 2nd class to LEUVEN station or AARCHOT station, and the homeward journey with an extra night train. It also includes the outbound and inbound lap by extra buses of De Lijn between Leuven or Aarschot station and the Werchter festival park!

After the festival, extra night trains will run to Oostende, Roeselare, Lokeren, Genk, Mol and Tongeren as final destinations. Boarding these extra night trains is only allowed with the corresponding E-train ticket TW Classic. Your purchase is valid as a reservation.

NEW: the night trains to Oostende, Roeselare, Lokeren and Genk depart from the LEUVEN train station. The night trains to Mol and Tongeren depart from the Aarschot train station. After the festival, take the bus to the right train station.​​​​​​​

Buy your ticket via sncb.be/twclassic. The number of E-train tickets TW Classic is limited. Don't wait too long! All info and conditions on sncb.be/twclassic.

Did you know? If you're coming to your train station by car, you'll only pay €4 for parking on one of the 14 B-Parkings, thanks to the bar code on your E-train ticket TW Classic.​​​​​​​

Smarter travel: by bus

The NMBS/SNCB stations of Leuven and Aarschot will act as the hubs for public transport. De Lijn will provide fast, continuous bus services between the Leuven and Aarschot train stations and the festival site in Werchter. Buses will travel in a loop between the Leuven and Aarschot train stations and Werchter.

If you're heading for the festival field, you can board the bus at Leuven or Aarschot station from 10am. The buses run continuously back and forth between the Leuven and Aarschot train stations and the festival until 2am. The waiting time between 7pm and 11pm may be slightly longer.

If you're travelling with the TW Classic e-train ticket, the shuttle bus is included in the price. 

No TW Classic e-train ticket? You can buy a ticket for the De Lijn shuttle bus only. Tickets are valid for outward and return journeys on the special shuttle buses between the Leuven and Aarschot train stations and the Werchter festival site. We recommend to buy your bus ticket in advance or to use SMS ticketing.

Where can you buy them?

  • Buy an SMS ticket by sending 'EVENT' to 4884 and show the SMS ticket you'll receive when getting on the bus (€7 + €0.15 operator charge)
  • Buy your ticket up to 14 days in advance from the Lijnwinkels in Vlaams-Brabant (€8)
  • Buy your ticket on the day of the festival, at the mobile or permanent Lijn shops at the Leuven train station (€8).

Season tickets or other tickets are not valid for the shuttle buses. 

By car

Drivers are recommended to take the more direct route to the festival from their point of departure. That way, arrivals and departures will be more spread and there will be less traffic jams. Follow the signposts and put out the GPS if you don’t want to get lost! From the highway, you will be directed to the nearest available car park. Parking your car costs 15 euro, to be paid in cash.

  • From Antwerp: take the E19 in the direction of Brussels and follow the signposting
  • From Brussels: follow the messages on the road signs on the ring road of Brussels
  • From Liège: take the E314 in the direction of Genk and follow the signposting
  • From Genk/Hasselt: take the E314 in the direction of Leuven and follow the signposting

May we advise carpooling? Travelling with friends is twice the fun. Tip: don't drink and drive, assign a designated driver.

Kiss & ride

Are you having yourself dropped off and picked up? The Leuven train station is the ideal location. You can park for free during 30 minutes on the P1 Parking (Martelarenlaan). A festival shuttle bus will take you to the festival. See 'by bus' for more info.

For those living in the vicinity of the festival, a few kiss & ride zones are located nearby. Follow the signposting 'kiss & ride'. You can only stop for a quick load-in or load-out. Parking on the kiss & ride zone is not allowed. Please keep in mind the roads to the kiss & ride zones might be congested!

  • Zone A: Wijgmaalsesteenweg – Haacht (ONLY accessible via Vinkstraat in Haacht)
  • Zone B: Kapelstraat – Rotselaar (dropping off only! After the festival this zone is NOT accessible)
  • Zone C: Tremelobaan – Werchter

By motorbike

Parking your motorcycle, scooter or moped is possible on the B2 parksite. A parking ticket costs 10 euros.

By touring car / coach

If you're heading for Werchter in your own coach, we recommended you to sign up via werchter@sceltamobility.be. You will receive detailed directions and your parking space for the coach will be reserved.

By airplane

Belgium is easily reached by airplane. From Brussels Airport (BRU), direct trains go to Leuven. Also from Charleroi Airport (CRL), Leuven is easily reached by train.

More info on www.brusselsairport.be and www.charleroi-airport.com​​​​​​​.

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