Saturday 14 July 2018 // Festivalpark, Werchter
Saturday 14 July 2018 // 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 areas

By bicycle

Be green, be healthy and come to Werchter by bike! You'll be here in a heartbeat. You can park your bike nearby and you'll get home quickly afterwards.

The festival is setting up three bicycle parks within walking distance of the festival:

  • KBC Bicycle parking area A - located on the Werchtersesteenweg in Haacht.
  • KBC Bicycle parking area B - located on the Provinciebaan to Rotselaar.
  • KBC Bicycle parking area 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.

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:

  • Event site Haacht (across Wespelaarsesteenweg 114 Haacht). Distance by bike to the festival: 3 km
  • Sportoase De Toren (Torenstraat 115 Rotselaar). Distance by bike to the festival: 3.5 km
  • Parksite Wijgmaal train station (Stationsstraat, Wijgmaal). Distance by bike to the festival: 5,5 km
  • Parking Aarschot train station (Nieuwlandlaan, Aarschot). Distance by bike to the festival: 10 km

By train

Forget traffic jams and parking difficulties. Make the right choice and travel by train to the festival! The E-train ticket TW Classic costs only € 19 return, regardless your travel distance. This special ticket is valid for an outward journey with a regular train in 2nd class to LEUVEN 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 station and the Werchter festival park!

After the festival, extra night trains will run to Oostende, Roeselare, Genk and Mol 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.

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.

By bus

As in previous years, the NMBS/SNCB station at Leuven will act as the hub for public transport. De Lijn will provide a fast, continuous bus service between Leuven Station and the festival site in Werchter. Buses will travel in a loop between Leuven Station and Werchter, following a special route. The journey will take just 15 minutes. 

If you're heading for the festival field, you can board the bus at Leuven Station from 10am. The buses run continuously until 8pm. When you're ready to go home, you can do so from 10pm until one hour after the end of the final concert. 

A return ticket for the shuttle bus from Leuven and back costs 7 euros per person. 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 cost 7 euros and are valid for outward and return journeys on the special shuttle buses between Leuven Station and the Werchter festival site. Buying your bus ticket in advance is recommended.

Where can you buy them?

  • Buy an SMS ticket. Click here for more info.
  • Buy your ticket up to 14 days in advance from the Lijnwinkels in Vlaams-Brabant. 
  • Buy your ticket on the day at the mobile or permanent Lijnwinkel at Leuven Station.

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.

In the vicinity of the festival ground there are about ten parking lots, all of them within walking distance of the festival site.Parking your car costs 15 euro, to be paid on the spot and 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

Kiss & ride

Want to avoid traffic jams near the festival? Have yourself dropped off and picked up at the Leuven train station. 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
  • Zone C: Tremelobaan - Werchter

Parking for motorcycles, scooters and mopeds

Parking your motorcycle, scooter or moped is possible on the The Hive (North), B2 or C00 parksites. There is a manned park for motorbikes. A parking ticket costs 10 euros, to be paid on the spot, in cash. Please note: you will be given a parking ticket as a proof of payment.

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.

More practical info