How to reach the W-festival, read all about it! 

1. The location
2. By bike
3. By bus & tram
4. By train
5. By car
6. Taxiservices
7. Bird Nests (elektrische steps)

 

The location 

Cars are not allowed to drive up to the entrance. Therefore, the W-Festival recommends using bicycles, public transport or carpooling as much as possible.

How do I get there by bike? 

The coast has an extensive cycle network.

 

The following seaside villages are within cycling distance of the festival: Lombardsijde, Westende-bad, Middelkerke, Oostende, Bredene, Bredene-aan-Zee, De Haan, Wenduine. The following hinterlands are within cycling distance of the festival: Oudenburg, Snaaskerke, Zandvoorde, Vlissegem, ...

 

We provide a bicycle parking at Rock Strangers near the Zeeheldenplein. The bicycle parking has a capacity of 350 bicycles and is located near the entrance of the festival.

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How do I get there by bus or tram? 

 

 coast tram

This tram connects the coastal towns. Get off at the stop 'Ostend Marie Joseplein perron 2' or the stop 'station' to get to the festival. (4min)

 

The last tram:

Marie-Joséplein Oostende  to Knokke-Heist : 0u28

Marie -Joséplein Oostende to De Panne : 0:04 en 0 :34

 

There are 6 trams per hour and an increased timetable will apply for the festival.

 

 

More info on: www.dekusttram.be

 

bus

If you take the bus, get off at the bus terminal 'station Oostende'. This terminal is located at 650m from the festival.

 

The city network comprises six lines, two of which, apart from Ostend, also go to Bredene. *

 

The evening lines converge at 21:30 and 22:30 (on Fridays and Saturdays until 2:30) at the Marie-Joséplein interchange, together with the three suburban lines of the evening network (line 82 to Oudenburg, line 83 to Gistel and line 84 to Middelkerke). Transfers are then possible in all directions. **

 

More info.

 

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How do I get there by train? 

Ostend central station is an 8-minute walk (650m) from the W-Festival entrance. There is sufficient public transport from the station to the city and to the festival site.

These are the train connections with the whole country:

LINE: Oostende - Brugge - Gent-Sint-Pieters - Brussel - Leuven - Liège-Guillemins – Eupen

LINE: Oostende - Brugge - Gent-Sint-Pieters - Sint-Niklaas - Antwerpen-Centraal

LINE: Oostende - Bruges - Kortrijk - Zottegem - Denderleeuw - Brussel - Brussels Airport-Zaventem

There is a train ride to and from destination at least 1x per hour. The last train is at 22h to Antwerp and at 23h to Brussels - Eupen.

For more information on trains to Oostende, please visit: www.belgiantrain.be

How do I get there by car? 

If you come by car, follow the A10 until you reach Ostend and park in one of the following car parks:

  1. Parking 'Strandparking' for ‘W-festival parking’ ticket holders & general visitors without parking ticket
  2. Parking 'Luchthaven' for KW-, GEBERIT- and SDS FAN ticket holders & general visitors
  3. Parking 'Renbaan' for VIP, Ostend Sparkling Lounge and Business Lounge ticket holders only
  4. Parking for people with disabilities

 

Between 23:20 and 00:30, a shuttle will depart every 10 minutes from the Kursaal (Casino) to the VIP parking (Renbaar parking) and Airport parking.

More details on each parking space:

1. Parking Strandparking – capacity: 900 vehicles

Address: Camerlinksstraat, 8400 Ostend

! This is the only parking that accepts the W-festival parking ticket !

(See exception Parking Luchthaven*)

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From this parking there is easy public transport to the festival.
The parking is located at 650m from the festival. A walking time of about 10 min.

The Parking Strandparking is accessible to everyone. Free access for people with a parking ticket.

Cost: €10/day (for non parking ticket holders)

 

2. Parking Luchthaven - capacity: 1250 vehicles

Address: Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 889, 8400 Oostende

! This is the only car park that offers free parking for KW, GEBERIT and SDS FAN ticket holders !

The Parking Luchthaven is accessible to all, free access for people with a KW, GEBERIT and SDS FAN ticket.

Please, follow parking 1.

 

From this parking there is easy public transport to the festival:

  • Coastal tram (tram stop raversijde or ravelingen)
  • Bus (number 6, Ostend Station, ride every 10min, ride takes 15min)

For people with a KW, GEBERIT, and SDS FAN ticket, a shuttle will be organised at the CASINO VAN OOSTENDE to the Parking Luchthaven after the festival. Keep an eye on this page and the W-festival application for the schedule, online on the day of the festival.

The Parking Luchthaven is located 5.1 km from the festival. This is a walking time of approx. 1u.

Cost: €10.5/day (P2 & P3), €15/day (P1)

*in the unlikely event that Parking Strandparking is full, P2 and P3 will be opened to people with a W-festival parking ticket.

 

3. Parking Renbaan – capacity: 600 vehicles

! This is the only car park that offers free parking for VIP, Ostend Sparkling Lounge and Business Lounge ticket holders !

The Parking Renbaan is not accessible to non-ticket holders of a VIP, Ostend Sparkling Lounge or Business Lounge ticket.

 adress: Sportstraat, Oostende. Opposite Thirmae palace.

From this parking there is easy public transport to the festival:

  • Coastal tram (stop Oostende Renbaan or Oostende Koninginnelaan)
  • Bus (stop 'Oostende stelplaats De Lijn', number 69 or 6)

For people with a VIP, Ostend Sparkling Lounge or Business Lounge ticket, a shuttle is provided at THE CASINO FROM OSTEND to the Parking Renbaan after the festival. Keep an eye on this page and the W-festival application for the hourly schedule, online on the day of the festival.

The P Renbaan is located 1.8 km from the festival. This is a walking time of approx. 22min.

 

4. parking for disabled people

Disabled people can park in a designated parking area. Persons who have registered via Inter will receive a letter for this purpose.

We ask you to avoid as many center car parks as possible and to use public transport and carpooling. Together we are building a sustainable festival.

 

Taxiservices 

Coming from/going to:   
Oostende Taxibond +32 59 70 27 27 €2.3/km
Oostende City Taxi Oostende +32 800/14.422 €2.3/km
Oostende Taxi Oostende +32 800/25.500 €2.3/km
Oostende Taxi Moermans +32 477 77 88 99 €2.3/km
Oostende Oto Taxi +32 59 32 08 08 €2.3/km
Oostende Taxi Oostende Brugge +32 484 03 25 55 €2.3/km
General Taxi Anytime +32 483 65 79 54 €2/km

 

Bird Nests (electrical steps)

During the festival, 30 to 50 electric steps will be available and can be hired via the app.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽?

  1. Scan the QR-code on the step by using the Bird app.
  2. Your good to go!
  3. Finished the ride? End it with the app and park the step where no one is bothered by it.

More info, click here.

 bird nests

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