Pinkpop 2018 - 15-16-17 juni 2018

By car

If you do decide to come by car (despite other smart alternatives!) take long traffic jams, parking costs and a considerable walking distance to the festival site into consideration!

Please beware: don’t take directions from your sat nav!

Coming from the west, middle and north of the country

Recommended fast route
On the A2, at exit to Born-Nieuwstad, the route ‘Pinkpop volg 69’ starts. Follow these signs (passing Nieuwstad, crossing the border into Germany, in the direction of Hongen, by way of Brunssum), you will reach Landgraaf via the N300 (outer ring). Follow ‘P Bezoekers Pinkpop’ to reach the guarded car parks on Hereweg, close to the camping sites.

Alternative route
Follow the A2 to Maastricht; at junction Kerensheide take exit A76 to Heerlen/Aachen and follow ‘P bezoekers PINKPOP’ (at junction Bocholtz take exit 7 ‘Simpelveld’, go left at the top of the exit on the N281 op, and take a right at the roundabout on the N300 (outer ring) and follow the signs).

Coming from Maastricht

Follow the A79 to Heerlen, follow the signs ‘P bezoekers PINKPOP’ (at the junction with the A76 take the exit to Aachen, at the junction Bocholtz take exit 7 to Simpelveld, go left at the top of the exit on the N281 op, and take a right at the roundabout on the N300 (outer ring) and follow the signs).

Coming from Belgium

Follow the A76 to Aachen and follow ‘P bezoekers PINKPOP’ (at the junction Bocholtz take exit 7 to Simpelveld, go left at the top of the exit on the N281 op, and take a right at the roundabout on the N300 (outer ring) and follow the signs).

Carpooling
Coming to Pinkpop, but your car is still half empty? Or looking for a ride? With BlaBlaCar you can find a fellow passenger willing the share the costs of the ride or a driver willing to take you to Pinkpop on the cheap. Make sure you reach an agreement beforehand about what suits you best: if you like long talks or not, and of course what music will be played in the car! Not only is carpooling a fun way to travel, it’s also cheap and sustainable!

Find rides through Blablacar.

Kiss & Ride

You don’t want to walk too far? Let your driver drop you off and pick you up as close to the festival and camping sites as possible at the specially located KISS & RIDE locations. Due to the location and monitoring of the traffic there will hardly be any traffic jams and you’re in and out in a minute!

More information about exact location and times will follow soon.

By bike

Are you coming from the Limburg region? Take your bike! Cycling is good for you, for the environment, you’re not bothered by traffic jams and can park right in front of the festival site at our guarded bicycle shed.

In front of the entrances to Camping sites B and C bicycles racks will be installed, to be used at your own risk.

By train

Pinkpop is easily accessible by train. NS and Veolia will schedule extra trains to Landgraaf. Select one of the lucrative Pinkpop return tickets:

  • Get a 20% discount on your return ticket to Landgraaf via NS website.
  • Pay a fixed price of €19 via Ticketmaster.nl (ordering is possible until 12 June 16:00).

Both return tickets are valid for several days. Check Reisplanner at www.ns.nl or the Reisplanner Xtra app to check which ticket is more lucrative in your case!

Shuttle trains to and from Landgraaf

Extra shuttle trains will run between Heerlen station and Landgraaf every festival day.

Shuttle trains to and from Landgraaf

Extra shuttle trains will run between Heerlen station and Landgraaf every festival day.

Shuttle buses between Landgraaf station and the festival site

Shuttle buses will run between Landgraaf station and the festival site. Please note: When the crowd is too large (huge masses of people) the buses will not run for reasons of safety.

Extra trains form Heerlen following Pinkpop 2018

Friday

On Friday night extra direct trains will run from Heerlen to Eindhoven. Some trains in Eindhoven will connect with a night train to the Randstad.

  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Utrecht and Rotterdam: 00:25 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Eindhoven: 1:55 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Maastricht: 2:12 a.m.

Saturday

On Saturday extra direct trains will run from Heerlen to Eindhoven. Some trains in Eindhoven will connect with a night train to the Randstad.

  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Utrecht and Rotterdam: 00:25 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Eindhoven: 1:55 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Maastricht: 2:12 a.m.

Sunday

On Sunday night extra direct trains will run from Heerlen to Eindhoven.

  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Utrecht: 00:55 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Rotterdam: 00:25 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Eindhoven: 01:55 a.m.
  • Departure time last train from Heerlen to Maastricht: 02:12 a.m.

Check your travel plans before the festival with NS Reisplanner at ns.nl or the Reisplanner Xtra app.

THE EASY PINKPOP RETURN TICKET WITH 20% DISCOUNT OR A FIXED PRICE OF €19.
Buy your one-way or return ticket to Pinkpop with a severe discount. Using the multi-day Pinkpop return ticket, you can travel to the festival on Friday 15, Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 June. For your departure this ticket is valid until Monday 18 June.

The Pinkpop return ticket is available through:

  • NS.nl, where you can be an E-ticket. You will get a 20% discount on the normal train ticket price. The Pinkpop return ticket is on sale starting the beginning of April.
  • You can also opt for a direct purchase of your multi-day return ticket for a fixed price of €19 during the order of your Pinkpop ticket at Ticketmaster.nl (ordering is possible until 12 June 16:00). This multi-day return ticket is also sold with Ticketmaster at a later date.

Following the festival, no regular bus or train tickets will be sold in Landgraaf. So, either buy a Pinkpop return ticket or bring your OV-chip card. Just make sure you have made your travel arrangements beforehand and there is sufficient balance on your OV-chip card. Your ticket or OV-chip card will be checked upon entering the Landgraaf station. Don’t forget to check out!

OV-Chip Card

Traveling with an OV-Chip card? Normally you would have to check out in Heerlen with NS and check in with Arriva again. In order to ensure a speedy transit to the Arriva train, this is not necessary while traveling to Pinkpop. In Landgraaf you will have to check out with NS only.

Travel information

For an updated travel advice, you can check NS reisplanner at www.ns.nl or the Reisplanner Xtra app, 10 days before the festival.

Parking

The logistics of the major parking areas surrounding the festival site and the Pinkpop camping sites are carried out by the council of Landgraaf. Pinkpop can’t be held responsible for the organization and rates.

There are two ways to buy your parking ticket:

1. Beforehand, while buying your Pinkpop ticket online (ticketmaster.nl).

  • One day: €15 (excl. 10% service costs)
  • Weekend (3 days): €30 (excl. 10% service costs)

2. On the spot:

  • One day: €20
  • Weekend (3 days): €30

Don’t forget to ask for a receipt.

 

EXCEPTIONS:

Mondo Verde

A different parking price is in order for parking at amusement park Mondo Verde, across from camping site B on the Mensheggerweg. Parking here is organized by the people of Mondo Verde. For this reason Pinkpop can’t be held responsible for this organization or the pricing of it.

You will pay €15 for one day, €30 for 2 days and €40 for 3 days. If there is sufficient space when you drive out, you can return to your parking site with the same vehicle using the same parking ticket. Don’t forget to ask for a receipt.

The area around Einsteinstraat, Hofstraat and Mensheggerweg is a tow-away zone. The council of Landgraaf is very strict and towed-away vehicles can only be collected for a large sum.

Parking / Kiss & ride

A parking and Kiss & Ride area for people with special needs will be established as close as possible to the entrance of the festival area and Camping site A. Since the number of places here is limited, don’t wait too long with your application! Fill in this form before 1 June 2018. For more information, mail to: pinkpop@inter.vlaanderen.

By bus (combi deal)

Bus trip at various points in the Netherlands (optional + Pinkpop)

No desire to lug around baggage in crowded train stations or busy parking lots? Travel to Pinkpop by bus, with Event Travel! Choose from over 150 pick-up points all over the Netherlands. You can choose between one-day or weekend trips in-/ or excluding Pinkpop tickets.

Is your pick-up point and/or take-off time not mentioned in the Event Travel schedule? Simply put in your request at: www.eventtravel.nl and organize your own bus trip. If necessary, Event travel will even find other passengers for your bus, so you won’t run a financial risk.

For more information or questions, please contact Event Travel during working hours at: info@eventtravel.nl, by phone: +31 (0) 38 42 567 30 or by chat at: www.eventtravel.nl.

Buy a combi ticket (festival and bus ticket) and receive an extra discount!

Shuttle buses

Shuttle buses will drive between the Festival ground, Pinkpop camping sites, the train station and the parking areas. All Pinkpop shuttle buses are free of charge for Pinkpop visitors!