The festival park is located alongside the Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter (Belgium). Werchter is located not too far from Brussels (30 km) and close to Leuven (15 km).
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:
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.
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:
Travel to the festival by train. The smartest and coziest option.
After the festival, extra night trains by SNCB will run to multiple destinations. Boarding these extra night trains is only allowed with the corresponding E-train ticket Werchter Boutique. Your purchase is valid as a reservation.
These trains will depart from AARSCHOT:
These trains will depart from LEUVEN:
The E-train ticket Werchter Boutique 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 or AARSCHOT 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!
De Lijn will provide fast, continuous bus services between the Leuven and Aarschot train stations and the festival site in Werchter.
If you're heading for the festival field, you can board the bus at the Leuven or Aarschot train stations from 10 am. The buses run continuously back and forth between the Leuven and Aarschot train stations and the festival until 2 am. The waiting time between 7 pm and 11 pm may be slightly longer.
If you're travelling with the Werchter Boutique e-train ticket, the shuttle bus is included in the price.
No Werchter Boutique 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 or Aarschot train station and the Werchter festival site. We recommend to buy your bus ticket in advance or to use SMS ticketing.
Where can you buy them?
Season tickets or other tickets are not valid for the shuttle buses.
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.
May we advise carpooling? Travelling with friends is twice the fun. Tip: don't drink and drive, assign a designated driver.
Are you having yourself dropped off and picked up? There is NO LONGER a Kiss & Ride zone near the festival site. Have yourself dropped off or picked up at the railway station of Leuven or Aarschot. From there, take the shuttle bus service to the festival. Read more under 'Smarter travel: by bus'.
Parking your motorcycle, scooter or moped is possible the B2 parksite. A parking ticket costs 10 euros.
If you're heading for Werchter with your own coach, we recommend you to sign up through this form. You will receive detailed directions and your parking space for the coach will be reserved.