Sunday 19 June 2022 - Festivalpark, Werchter // Werchter Boutique
Sunday 19 June 2022 - Festivalpark, Werchter // Werchter Boutique

How to get there?

Where is Werchter?

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).

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:

  • Sports hall Den Dijk (Dijkstraat 1, Wespelaar), distance by bike: 3,5 km
  • Sports hall 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.

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:

  • Aarschot – Kontich-Lint – Mortsel-Oude-God – Antwerpen-Centraal – Beveren – Sint-Niklaas – Lokeren
  • Aarschot – Heist-op-den-berg – Lier - Herentals – Geel – Mol

These trains will depart from LEUVEN:

  • Leuven – Denderleeuw – Aalst – Deinze – Waregem – Kortrijk – Roeselare
  • Leuven – Londerzeel – Dendermonde – Wetteren – Gent-Sint-Pieters – Aalter – Brugge – Oostende
  • Leuven – Tienen – Landen – Sint-Truiden – Hasselt
  • Leuven – Brussel-Noord – Brussel-Centraal – Brussel-Zuid – Braine-le-compte – Soignies – Jurbise – Mons

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!

    Buy your ticket via sncb.be/werchterboutique from 25 May 2022. The number of E-train tickets Werchter Boutique is limited. Don't wait too long! All info and conditions on sncb.be/werchterboutique.

    Smarter travel: by bus

    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?

    • Buy an SMS ticket by sending 'DLD' to 4884 and show the SMS ticket you'll receive when getting on the bus (€7.50 + €0.15 operator charge)
    • Buy an 'M-daypass' in De Lijn's mobile app or website and activate it on the day of the festival (€7.50)
    • Buy your day pass at De Lijn's ticket vending machine or at the mobile or permanent De Lijn shop at the Leuven train station (€7.50).

    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? 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'.

    By motorbike

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

    By touring car / coach

    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.

    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​​​​​​​.