How to get there?

Where is Werchter?

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

Public transport or traveling by bike are the most practical and convenient ways of getting to Rock Werchter.

By train

Enjoy free public transport on your return journey to/from Rock Werchter. Each festival ticket entitles you to a free ticket for public transport (train and festival shuttle bus) to and from Rock Werchter. Your festival ticket itself is not a valid train ticket. Each festival ticket entitles you to 1 free and personal train ticket for a return journey in 2nd class to Rock Werchter. Transfers by extra bus of De Lijn are included. The train ticket can be downloaded from sncb.be/rockwerchter using your unique SNCB code you'll find on www.ticketmaster.be/rw as from the 13th of June 2018.

By bus

The De Lijn bus company runs a shuttle service between the Leuven and Aarschot railway stations and the festival site. A single ride takes about 15 minutes.

  • Line 1 (Leuven - stop Wijgmaalsesteenweg - Leuven): use this line if you're travelling to the festival park, The Hive, The Hive Resort, 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 travelling to Camping C3 or Camping C7. 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 4 July: 1pm - 10pm (Line 1 only)
  • Thursday 5 July: 7am - 4am
  • Friday 6 July, Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July: 8am - 4am
  • Monday 9 July: 6am - 2pm

Coach service from the UK

Big Green Coach is offering direct UK return coach travel service from Birmingham, Dover, London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester directly. Weekend camping festival ticket and travel packages also available. Sit back, relax, have a snooze and wake up at Rock Werchter. Enjoy the weekend to its fullest and then jump on the coach back to the UK. Stress free. For information and booking see biggreencoach.co.uk.

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.

By car

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

Parking the 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 ADL, Camping A1
  • Zone B: accessible via E314, exit 21 Holsbeek - Camping A1 and Camping C3
  • Zone C: accessible via E314, exit 22 Aarschot - Camping C3, Camping C7 and Camping Mobilhome

Parking your car costs 20 euro starting from Wednesday 4 July, or 15 euro starting from Thursday 5 July. This fee is to be paid on the spot, in cash. The parking sticker you’ll get for the car is your proof of payment. This sticker is tied to one specific parksite. You only have to pay this fee once. But for those leaving the parksite and returning afterwards, the following rule applies: if the parksite you left still has space upon your return, you can park there again, thanks to your sticker. If the parksite you left is full upon your return, you'll need to purchase a new sticker for one of the other parksites.

All parksites, with the exception of The Hive parking, are run by local associations or private individuals. For security related reasons, no cars, trailers and other vehicles are allowed on the campsites. Wild camping – including camping on parksites – is strictly forbidden by law.

By motorbike

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.

Kiss & ride

Want to avoid traffic jams near the festival? Choose for kiss & ride from Leuven. Have yourself dropped off and picked up at the P1 Parking (Martelarenlaan), where you can park for free for 30 minutes. 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 motorhome/camper

Mobilhomes (motorhomes/campervans) are welcome at Camping Mobilhome. This campsite is accessible from Wednesday 4 July at 6 pm until Monday 9 July at 12 pm (noon). Buy a Camping Mobilhome ticket if you're coming by motorhome. More info can be found here.

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.

By plane

Belgium is easily reached by airplane. Travel via Brussels Airport (BRU) or Charleroi Airport (CRL). Leuven and the festival are easily reached from both airports. More info on www.brusselsairport.be and www.charleroi-airport.com​​​​​​​.

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.

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