How to get there?

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.

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 : 00:28
  • Marie -Joséplein Oostende to De Panne : 00:04 en 00:34
  • Station Oostende – Knokke-Heist: 00:35
  • Station Oostende – Knokke-Heist: 00:30

More info on:


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.



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:

How do I get there by car? 

If you come by car, follow the A10 until you reach Ostend.

Overview parkings Ostend

You can find an overview of all parkings in Ostend here.

Parking VIP

As a VIP, you can park your car at the beach car park P3 Ankerstraat. From there, as a VIP, you can make free use of our VIP shuttle service which will take you to and from the festival. The pick-up point for this shuttle service is next to the tent on the car park.

The first shuttles depart at 12h. Discover the full schedule of these shuttles here.

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.

Camping shuttle service

Are you staying overnight at one of the campsites below in the area? If so, our shuttle service will pick you up at a pre-booked time slot at Parking Staf Versluys. 1 (groot) and take you to and from the festival.

  • From the parking to the festival @ 11:45
  • From the festival to the parking @ 00:05 (on Sunday @ 11:55 )

Campsites near the shuttle service pick-up point Parking Staf Versluys. 1 (groot):

  • Camping Thalassa
  • Camping Duinzicht
  • Camping Astrid
  • Park Metsu – Park Merlo
  • Park Costa
  • Camping Veld en Duin

A return trip costs only €12.

Discover the full campsite shuttle service schedule here.


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