How to get to Tomorrowland from Ireland
If you love electronic music then chances are Tomorrowland is a festival you are hoping to tick off your bucket list.
As with all festivals, travel is the stressful part of the experience, while it can be costly travelling to Tomorrowland, it is regarded as an unbeatable experience.
With this article we have broken down the various ways you can get to Tomorrowland from North Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
OPTION 1: TRAVEL TO LONDON, MANCHESTER OR EDINBURGH, THEN GET TRAVEL PACKAGE FROM THERE
The Global Journey package includes return flights to your chosen city, transfers from the airport in Belgium, a weekend festival pass and choice of accommodation between Camping and Hotels.
In 2013, the UK choices are Edinburgh, London and Manchester. To purchase a Global Journey Package, you can see the prices and information here
If you are looking for less stressful organisation process, we would recommend booking a package deal from one of those two cities via the official festival website, and then organising travelling to that selected city yourslef.
When you have booked your package, your confirmation email will notify you which London or Manchester Airport you are flying from, from this point you can go organise your travel to that city.
Get to London,Manchester and Edinburgh via Plane
The following airlines and websites are good for information on flights from Northern Ireland and Republic or Ireland to London or Manchester
- Northern Ireland to London: Easyjet, Opodo, Ryanair, CheapFlights, Aer Lingus, Flybe, SkyScanner, BritishAirways
- Northern Ireland to Manchester: Flybe, CheapFlights, SkyScanner
- Republic of Ireland to London: AerLingus, SkyScanner, RyanAir, CheapFlights.ie
- Republic of Ireland to Manchester: RyanAir, AerArann, Flybe
Get to London,Manchester and Edinburgh via Train
Get to London,Manchester and Edinburgh via Coach
You can also get a coach to London or Manchster with National Express offering great deals, but there is also Megabus who offers extremly cheap deals, but bare in mind this is because their journeys are usually longer, as they tend to stop at every cattle ranch on the way!
Another website worth checking out is Eurolines
OPTION 2: ARRANGE YOUR OWN FLIGHT AND TRAVEL TO THE FESTIVAL SITE
The festival recommends that anyone organising their own flight, should aim to arrive at Brussels Airport (BRU) or Brussels South Charleroi (CRl)
Step One: Choosing Flights
Step Two: Getting From The Airport To The Festival
When you have arrived at the airport, you will need to get a train to Boom or Mechelen depending on what day you arrive.
If arriving on Friday, you will need to get a train to Boom, where a free shuttle service will be waiting for attendees to take them to the festival site.
If arriving on Saturday or Sunday, you will need to get the train to Mechelen, and then from there catch the bus 500 which is directly in front of the railway station number 10.
For further train information, we strongly advise checking your journey on http://www.belgianrail.be/, if it does not convert automatically, there is an English version of the site, available at the top right of the page when you select EN.
OPTION 3: GET THE TRAIN THE WHOLE WAY
For this option, you would need to follow the earlier instructions of getting to London, then catch the the Eurostar from St Pancras International Station.
If arriving in London via plane, use National Rail to find out which train to catch to St Pancras from the airport you have landed in. If you arrive in London via coach, you will probably arrive at Victoria Coach station, which has a train station to, meaning you can also use the National Rail website to find out how to reach St Pancras from there.
Once at St Pancras you can catch the Eurostar to Brussels, from there you will need to catch a train to Boom, with information available on www.belgianrail.be.
If you are thinking of choosing this ambitious option, we would recommend only doing this if you are planning to arrive at the festival on Friday, as from Boom Train Station, there is a free shuttle service to the festival site.
OPTION 4: DRIVE THERE
Many enjoy taking road trips to Tomorrowland, stopping off in Amsterdam and/or in other surrounding countries.
To drive there, Google Maps is useful as it will tell you any tolls, ferrys and other notifications you will need to know throughout your tip.
It’s important to note that many surrounding road will be closed off during the festival, having said that this is what the festival recommended in 2012 in regards to driving there:
The festival area is situated in between the E19 and the A12 motorways and is easily accessible from both motorways.
- Via the E19 motorway: On the E19, take exit 8 Rumst (GPS: Tiburstraat, Rumst), follow the signs “P Festival”. At the highway, follow the signs “Festival Boom”.
- Via the A12 motorway Coming from Brussels, take exit 8 Willebroek Noord (GPS: Frans De Schutterlaan, Boom), follow the signs “P Festival”. At the highway, follow the signs “Festival Boom”.
- Coming from Antwerp, take exit 9 Boom (GPS: Molenstraat, Boom), follow the signs “P Festival”. At the highway, follow the signs “Festival Boom”.
If there are any further questions you would like to ask us, you can do so in the “Ask Wikifestivals” Forum, but also if you are looking for more public feedback, you can pop a question in the “Questions” section of the website.
For more information on the epic festival itself, you can check out the wiki here, and if you have any advice to give yourself, please feel free to log in to the site, and drop your edit into the wiki, or leave some feedback in the comment section below. We wish you the best of luck!
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR WHERE TO STAY DURING TOMORROWLAND ARTICLE