How to get there

Where is Werchter?

The festival park is on the Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter (Belgium). Werchter lies in the centre of the country and this makes it easy to reach. Not too far from Brussels (30 km) and close to Leuven (15 km). Public transport or traveling by bike is the most practical and convenient way of getting to Rock Werchter.

 

By train

New: travel via Leuven or via Aarschot

Your festival ticket entitles you to a free e-train ticket for a return journey to Rock Werchter. As from this year, you can choose to travel to Rock Werchter via the train station of either Leuven or Aarschot. From both train stations, free festival shuttle buses will take you to the festival.

Travel via Leuven if you camp at The Hive, The Hive Resort, The Hive Mobilhomes, The Hive ADL or campsite A1 or if you do not camp in Werchter.

Travel via Aarschot if you camp at campsite C3 or C7.

FUN FACT: On Wednesday 28th of June, SNCB puts in place a PARTY TRAIN with DJ Sem Thomasson. This train leaves from Ostende at 12.15 PM and stops in Bruges – Gent-Sint-Pieters – Bruxelles-Midi – Bruxelles-Nord and Louvain.

Download your free e-train ticket

Festival tickets are not valid as train tickets. However, each festival ticket entitles you to 1 free and personal e-train ticket for a return journey in 2nd class to Rock Werchter and your campsite. The ticket will allow you to travel to the SNCB stations of Leuven and Aarschot. Transfers with extra buses of De Lijn are included.

The e-train ticket can be ordered on thetrain.be/rockwerchter using your unique SNCB code, you can download from www.ticketmaster.be/rw.

 

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De Lijn

 

By festival bus

The De Lijn bus company runs a shuttle service between the Leuven and Aarschot railway stations and the festival site. The stop for the bus coming from Leuven is located in zone A (festival site, The Hive, campsite A1). The bus from Aarschot halts in zone C (campsites C3 and C7). A single ride takes about 15 minutes.

  • Line 1 (Leuven - stop Wijgmaalsesteenweg - Leuven): use this line if you're camping at The Hive, The Hive Resort, The Hive Mobilhomes, The Hive ADL or campsite A1. The Hive is located right next to this bus stop. For whoever not camping in Werchter, this stop is the closest one to the festival site.
  • Line 2 (Aarschot - Werchter - Leuven): use this line if you're camping in zone C. Only those in possession of a valid e-train ticket or people living in Aarschot can take the bus in Aarschot!

The shuttle service is active between these hours:

  • Wednesday 28 June: 1pm - 10pm (on Wednesday, only Line 1 will be active)
  • Thursday 29 June: 7am - 4am
  • Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July: 8am - 4am
  • Monday 3 July: 6am - 2pm

By bicycle

Be green, be healthy and come to Rock 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 two bicycle parks:

  • KBC Bicycle parking area Werchter: located near the bridge of Werchter, about 100m away from the festival site.
  • KBC Bicycle parking area Haacht: large bicycle area located near The Hive, within walking distance from the festival site.

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

Attention: due to road construction on the N21 between Haacht and Werchter, a short diversion is provided for cyclists. If you're coming from Haacht, pay attention to the signs and follow the diversion via Scharent.

By car or motor bike

Drivers are recommended to take the more direct route to the festival from their point of departure. This will help spread the arrivals and departures and cause fewer traffic queues. Important: trust the road signs and switch off your sat nav.

  • 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

The graph below shows the expected grade of traffic jams on the roads, based on our experience from previous years. If you hate congestions, avoid arriving in Werchter during the hours in red.

Rock Werchter 2017 - traffic

 

Parking your car

In the vicinity of the festival ground there are about ten car parks, divided into 3 zones (A, B and C). If you're not staying on one of the campsites in Werchter, follow the highway signposting to the nearest available parking space. The signposting will be updated continuously.

If you are staying on one of the campsites in Werchter, select the right route to the nearest car park:

Zone A: accessible via E19

  • The Hive, The Hive Resort, The Hive Mobilhomes, The Hive ADL, campsite A1

Zone B: accessible via E314, exit 21 Holsbeek

  • Campsites A1 and C3

Zone C: accessible via E314, exit 22 Aarschot

  • Campsites C3 and C7

Each of the visitor routes leads to one of these zones. It is advisable not to change zones because this is likely to create traffic queues.

All of these campsites (with the exception of The Hive) are run by local organisations. For safety reasons cars, folding trailers and other vehicles are not allowed on the campsites. It is also forbidden to camp in the car parks.

Parking your car costs 20 euros if you arrive on Wednesday 28 June or 15 euros if you arrive on Thursday 29 June or later. Please note: the parking sticker must be displayed in the car as proof of payment. Each car park has a different sticker. You only need to pay for parking once. If spaces are still available in the car park for which your sticker applies, simply go and park your car again. However, if you leave the car park and it is full on your return you will have to buy a new sticker for another car park.

Rock Werchter 2017

Parking for motorbikes, scooters

There is a manned park for motorbikes. A parking ticket costs 10 euros. Please note: you will be given a parking ticket as a proof of payment. Do not lose this parking ticket, because it allows you to park again free of charge if you leave the park.

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). The free shuttle bus will take you to the festival.

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 B: Kapelstraat - Rotselaar
  • Zone C: Tremelobaan - Werchter

By touring car / coach

If you're heading for Rock 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.

The Hive Mobilhomes

Mobilhomes (motorhomes) are welcome at The Hive Mobilhomes! This motorhome campsite opens it doors on Wednesday 28 June at 4pm. Order your The Hive Mobilhome package if you're coming by motorhome. The Hive Mobilhomes is sold out. There is no available space left.

Caravans are not allowed on The Hive Mobilhomes. Pitching a tent is not allowed either.

By airplane

Belgium is easily reached by airplane. From Brussels Airport (BRU), direct train connections take you to Leuven. Also from Charleroi Airport (CRL), Leuven is easily reached by train. A convenient route planner for public transport in Belgium can be found here.

Brussels Airport (Zaventem)

More info on www.brusselsairport.be

The train station is on the ground floor (level -1) of the airport. There are two trains to Leuven every hour. At Leuven station you can take the De Lijn special shuttle service, which provides a permanent link between Werchter Festival park and Leuven railway station. Be sure to check our info on ‘By Train’ and ‘By Bus’.

Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)

More info on www.charleroi-airport.com

Bus line A links the airport to Charerloi-Sud train station. Since there is no direct train to Leuven it is best to take a train to Brussel-Noord. There you can change for Leuven. At Leuven station you can take the De Lijn special shuttle service, which provides a permanent link between Werchter Festival park and Leuven railway station. Be sure to check our info on ‘By Train’ and ‘By Bus’.

Coach packages from the UK (BigGreenCoach)

Big Green Coach is offering direct UK return coach travel service from Birmingham, Dover, London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester directly to the very heart of Rock Werchter.

Sit back, relax, have a snooze and wake up at one of Europe's most exciting festival - Rock Werchter. Enjoy the weekend to its fullest and then jump on the coach back to the UK. Stress free. Click here for information and booking.

Travel packages from Israel (On.Tour)

On.Tour is the pioneer of Music tourism in Israel, bringing groups to Rock Werchter since 2007. They offer travel packages to live concerts and music festivals throughout Europe, bringing thousands of music loving Israelis to various types of events.

The typical On.Tour Music Experience consists of flights, transport, accommodation, event tickets and even dedicated On.Tour reps who add a fun and often alcoholic twist to the entire journey.

All information can be found on www.ontour.co.il.

 
On Tour Israel