Paradise city festival 2022

transport

THE GREEN MOBILITY PLAN 2022

With the support of THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Brussels Airport, De Lijn, Lucien and NMBS/SNCB, Paradise City has completely redesigned its mobility plan to meet our growing climate ambitions.
Visitors travelling by car accounted for the most significant part of our total CO2 emissions (53%). By stimulating public transport options, we aim to reduce the number of visitors travelling by car from 59% to 40%, lowering our total carbon footprint by 10%. This is how we’re going to do it:
 
  • Introducing night trains, in collaboration with NMBS/SNCB and with the support of the European Union. Visitors travelling to Brussels/Ghent or Mechelen/Antwerp can now reserve seats on special night trains from Vilvoorde station after the festival hours for a reduced fee. This initiative disincentivizes car travel, as this was often the most convenient transportation mode back home at night.
  • Free electronic shuttle buses between Vilvoorde station and the festival by Brussels Airport and De Lijn. 

Accounting for 6% of Paradise City’s total CO2 emissions, artist transportation is a field in which there is room for improvement too. With the support of Audi, we will only use fully electric vehicles to eliminate this impact, making artist transport during the event fully electric. Paradise City compensates for the remaining carbon emissions from international artist travel, as well as transport emissions from our suppliers, food trucks, crew and visitors via CO2 Logic.

Bicycle transportation will be further encouraged too. Not only is the bike parking located right next to the festival entrance, but it will also be well-guarded and sufficiently lit during nightfall. Partner Lucien provides security, free emergency check-ups and a tire inflation service. Every visitor that arrives by bicycle can take a spin at our Wheel of Fortune, getting a chance to win a variety of prizes by Lucien and Audi.

We strongly advise against travelling to our festival by car. Our parking  require an additional parking fee of €20 for one day or €30 for the weekend. Visitors who don’t carpool – meaning any vehicle with less than three people – pay an extra fee of €5. This measure pushes our visitors to share their rides with others if they use a car, limiting the emissions per visitor.

CO2 emissions at Paradise City 2021

By Train

OPTION 1: BACK AND FORTH TO PARADISE CITY BY REGULAR DAY TRAIN (with a reduced price)

The closest station to our festival is Vilvoorde. From there, a free shuttle bus service will take you to Paradise City and back (with departures both ways at least once every 30 minutes).

Hours Shuttle busses:

  • Friday: 11:00– 19:00 & 23:30 – 02:00
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 18:00 & 23:30– 02:00
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 & 22:30 – 00:30
 

For those who stays camping until Monday morning you can take the busses 280 (to Vilvoorde) and 681 (to Zaventem).

With the support of NMBS/SNCB, visitors can travel both ways at half the price with regular trains between any Belgian rail station and Vilvoorde (between Friday July 1 and Monday July 4 2022). To claim this 50% price reduction, you need to buy a special Paradise City Train Ticket. You will find a unique NMBS/SNCB code on your Paradise City Festival 2022 ticket, which you must submit when buying your train ticket online.

If you’re travelling from abroad, you can combine your Paradise City Train Ticket with a valid train ticket from the country you’re travelling from until the Belgian border. From there, the Paradise City Train ticket is valid to Vilvoorde station. 

You can combine a Paradise City Train Ticket with a Night Train Ticket. Please see our Night Train options in Option 2.

Please use the NMBS/SNCB website or app to check the timetables and plan your train journey.

Check the following websites for tickets, more info and conditions:

OPTION 2: GOING TO PARADISE CITY ON A REGULAR TRAIN AND TRAVELING BACK ON A NIGHT TRAIN

Paradise City is excited to offer visitors new night train options in collaboration with the European Commission and NMBS/SNCB. These will get you home safely after the music stops.

Boarding a night train is only possible with a Paradise City Night Train Ticket! The number of seats on each train is limited, so please book well ahead.

For your incoming train journey, please check the Paradise City Train Ticket options in Option 1.

Once the festival’s opening hours are over, visitors can take a free shuttle bus service to Vilvoorde Station, from where NMBS/SNCB will provide special night trains on two routes:

  • VILVOORDE – BRUSSELS – GHENT SINT PIETERS(With stops in Brussels North, Brussels Central, Brussels Midi)
  • VILVOORDE – MECHELEN – ANTWERP CENTRAL(With stops in Mechelen, Mechelen Nekkerspoel, Duffel, Kontich, Lint, Mortsel Liersesteenweg, Antwerpen Berchem)
 

We are happy to point you towards our night bus option if you travel to Leuven or Hasselt after the festival.

Sidenote: due to the high volume of travellers and limited timeframe between the festival curfew and the departure of the night trains, our partner De Lijn will provide extra transfer buses taking all night train travellers to  Vilvoorde station. However, unlike all other shuttle buses, these extra ones will not be electric.

Check the following websites for tickets, more info and conditions:

BY BICYCLE

It goes without saying that we recommend you to use your bike or public transport to get to the festival. The bicycle parking will be guarded and lit during the nightfall.

Our partner Lucien provides security, free emergency check-ups and a tire inflation service. Every visitor that arrives by bicycle can take a spin at our Wheel of Fortune, getting a chance to win a variety of prizes.

Head over to fietsnet.be and follow the junctions to our festival from your location. Our festival is located in Perk, right next to junction 56.

Just follow the signs on your chosen route to the festival when you are near.

Please be careful when riding your bike after the festival.

By Bus

The following buses run from and to Perk: 

  • 225: Kortenberg – Vilvoorde – 280: Mechelen – Vilvoorde
  • 681: Mechelen – Bonheiden – Perk – Zaventem 
  • 682: Mechelen – Zemst – Perk – Zaventem 
 

Please check the www.delijn.be for timetables.

Are you travelling to Leuven or Hasselt after the festival hours? We offer a special night bus service, straight from the festival’s exit.

Bus Leuven & Hasselt:

Departure location Leuven: Parking Bodart (Veilingweg, 3001 Leuven)
Departure location Hasselt: Kinepolis Hasselt (Via Media 1, 3500 Hasselt)

Departure Hours all days :

  • Leuven: from 13:00
  • Hasselt: from 12:00

 Departure hours from the Festival
  • Friday: until 01:30
  • Saturday: until 01:30
  • Sunday: until 23:30

Tickets and more info can be found right here.

BY CAR

Have you considered our attractive train options? If you still prefer travelling by car, we are happy to provide you with some info and tips. Please do share your ride with as many people as possible.
DIRECTIONS

Coming from Antwerp:

Take the E19 towards Brussels
Take exit N° 12 Vilvoorde and follow Steenokkerzeel.
Follow the signs to Paradise City

 Coming from Brussels:

Leave R0 and take the E19 towards Antwerp.
Take exit N° 12 Vilvoorde and follow Steenokkerzeel.
Then, follow the signs to Paradise City.

 Coming from E/W-Flanders:

Take the E40 towards Brussels and take the RO towards Zaventem.
Leave R0 and take the E19 towards Antwerp.
Take exit N° 12 Vilvoorde and follow Steenokkerzeel.
Follow the signs to Paradise City.

Coming from Charleroi:

Take the E420 towards Bruxelles/Zaventem
Leave R0 and take the E19 towards Antwerp.
Take exit N° 12 Vilvoorde and follow Steenokkerzeel.

Follow the signs to Paradise City.

Coming from Genk/Maastricht/Hasselt:

Take the E314 towards Brussels/Leuven/Antwerp/Genk
Passed Leuven take the E40 in the direction of Brussels.
Take the RO towards Zaventem.
Leave R0 and take the E19 towards Antwerp.
Take exit N° 12 Vilvoorde and follow Steenokkerzeel.

Follow the signs to Paradise City

 Coming from Liège:

Take the E40 towards Brussels
Take the RO towards Zaventem.
Leave R0 and take the E19 towards Antwerp.
Take exit N° 12 Vilvoorde and follow Steenokkerzeel.

Follow the signs to Paradise City.

Comfort tickets and camping parking

Visitors who have a comfort ticket or a camping included ticket have access to another parking. Scan this QR code to put the exact address on Waze: 

PARKING

Several parking areas will be available; just follow the signs. Parking 1 for day and combi visitors is on the Kampenhoutsesteenweg. Parking 2 & 3 for camping and comfort visitors is on the Sint Jannekesstraat.

You can either buy the parking ticket online (€15 for a day or €25 for the weekend) or pay on-site with your card (please remember that we don’t accept cash and prices will be more expensive on site: 20€ for a day or 30€ for the weekend). Visitors who don’t carpool (less than three people per vehicle) pay an extra fee of €5. Scan this QR code to put the exact address on Waze: 

KISS & RIDE

Our drop-off point is located on the Kampenhoutsesteenweg. From there, follow the road signs and walk about 250 meters to the festival entrance. Scan this QR code to put the exact address on Waze: 

TAXI

Visitors coming by taxi or ride-sharing services are advised to share their rides with as many other visitors as possible.

Before and after the festival hours, taxis will be waiting outside to bring you home safely. Please consider sharing your ride home with others. You can split the bill and help us limit our carbon footprint. If you need a taxi, we are doing a collaboration with Taxi Vert. 

1. You need to download the app of Taxi Vert :

2. You need to register your bank account into the payment section of the application (card reader needed).

3. Order your taxi by entering your departure and arrival address.

4. When finalizing the order you can enter the 5€ promotional code : PARADISECITY.

Here are the fix prices (without the 5€ reduction) they ask for the following destinations : 

-Brussels: 50.00€ (taxi) 65.00€ (minivan)

-Mechelen: 70.00€ (taxi) 85.00€ (minivan)

-Antwerp: 115.00€ (taxi) 135.00€ (minivan)

-Gent : 135.00€ (taxi) 150.00€ (minivan)

-Leuven : 66.00€ (taxi) 82.00€ (minivan) 

-Kampenhout: 30.00€ (taxi) 45.00€ (minivan)

-Steenokkerzeel: 30.00€(taxi) 45.00€(minivan)

-Dendermonde : 94.00€(taxi) 115.00€ (minivan)

Taxi travellers can use the same destination address as the Kiss & Ride. Our drop-off point is located on the Kampenhoutsesteenweg. From there, follow the road signs and walk about 250 meters to the festival entrance. See Qr code above in the kiss & ride section.

 

BY AIR

Travellers who enter Belgium from this airport are advised to take the train to Vilvoorde station, just a short ride away. We advise you to buy a regular train ticket from the airport train station, as this will be your cheapest and most convenient option. From there, free shuttle services run to and from the festival continuously during the operating hours. Keep in mind we don’t have any night trains to Brussels Airport after the festival hours.