Our festival entrance is located right beneath the Atomium (Atomium Square 1, 1020 Brussels). We strongly believe in public transportation and sustainable alternatives for cars. 

Tram, bus & subway: STIB-MIVB

Travel to and from Couleur Café with the Event PassYour journey on the STIB network (subway, tram and bus) is included, thanks to the Event Pass you'll receive alongside your festival ticket. 

This mobility ticket contains a 9-digit code which allows you to obtain your STIB ticket. Retract your Event Pass Go on a GO vending machine, by entering  the code on your ticket and receive your STIB ticket.   

Couleur Café is easily accessible via the following lines:

  • Metro 6, station Heysel/ Heizel
  • Tram 7, stop Heysel/ Heizel
  • Bus 83 (N18 Friday and Saturday), stop Heysel/ Heizel
  • Tram 3, stop Esplanade (a few minutes by foot)
  • Tram 9, stop Roi Baudouin/Koning Boudewijn (a few minutes by foot)
  • Tram 51 et 93, stop Stade/Stadion (a few minutes by foot)
  • Tram 19, stop Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambertus (a few minutes by foot)

Night shuttles departing from the Atomium, offered with your ticket
6 shuttle bus lines depart from the Atomium every 15 minutes and serve the entire Brussels Capital Region. The shuttles are offered by La STIB-MIVB and La Région de Bruxelles-Capitale and are accessible to festivalgoers upon presentation of the Couleur Café bracelet. The night shuttles run from midnight to 3AM, from Friday to Sunday.
Attention, to catch the 3 AM train at Brussels Midi station, festival-goers must take the shuttle G no later than 2 AM.

Noctis Network included
From the Central station stop in the centre of Brussels (connecting with the E and F shuttles), 11 Noctis lines can be taken thanks to your Event Pass. The Noctis Network is only available Friday and Saturday, with a frequency of 30 minutes. 

Plan your journey home with the mobility plan below. 

There are 6 different lines:

line C to Kraainem, line D to Trammuseum, line E to Drie Linden, line F to Hermann-Debroux, line G to Stalle, line I to Sint-Guido.

Train

Make the right choice! Come to Couleur Café by train!

Get off at Bruxelles-Midi station. From there, metro line 6 (direction Roi Baudouin) will take you in no time to Couleur Café (stop Heysel).

Buy your Event Train Ticket with the NMBS/SNCB code below on sncb.be/couleurcafe. This train ticket is valid for 1 outward and 1 homeward journey in 2nd class from a Belgian departure station to Bruxelles-Midi station in the period of Friday 28th until Monday 1st of July 2024 included.

You can use the free Event Pass for your metro ride. Get the Event Pass at a GO vending machine of STIB/MIVB.

You're coming from abroad? Your Event Train Ticket is valid from the Belgian border till Bruxelles-Midi station.

What is new for 2024? 

This year, in addition to the discount on your SNCB return ticket, you can now travel home on a night train. There are 2 night trains, 1 to Ghent and 1 to Leuven-Liège. Both depart from Brussels South at 3am. You can easily get here with shuttle G (see above).

Find all the information and discounts here.

These tickets will be available from 5 June. 

Please go to sncb.be/couleurcafe for all info and tickets.

Dott bikes and e-scooters 

Free unlock for festival-goers! 
Going to the festival? Grab a Dott!
Using the Dott app, unlock a bike or electric scooter on the Dott app.  How does it work?
1. Download the Dott app 
2. Go to Promos and add the code COULEURCAFE24 (valid as of June 28th 2024)  
3. Check the map to find a bike or scooter nearby.
4. Scan the vehicle's QR code to unlock it and off you go!

Bicycle

Bicycles are allowed on the metro and tram. With the much appreciated support of CycloParking, there's a free and secure bike parking P1 on the Atomium Avenue, right by the festival entrance. The parking will be guarded by volunteers and will have, this year, a capacity of 2000 bikes! People with reduced mobility can also park here for free.

Bicycle parking opening hours:

  • Friday 28th of June: 2PM - 3AM
  • Saturday 29th of June: 2PM - 3AM
  • Sunday 30th of June: 2PM - 3AM

Car

There are two options:

  1. Kiss & Ride zone.
  2. You wish to come by car anyway. You can buy parking tickets here.

Be responsible when driving, Responsible Young Drivers will be there to remind you to plan a BOB !

The Responsible Young Drivers intervene in Brussels' festive environments to raise awareness among young people about driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.

This is done by distributing free single-use breathalyzers so they can check if they are safe to drive.

Alcovision Glasses are used to simulate the effects of alcohol, demonstrating the dangers of drunk driving. This initiative aims to raise awareness and encourage responsible behavior to avoid driving, cycling, or riding a scooter after consuming alcohol.

FAQ

Where is Couleur Café located and how do I get there?

Our festival entrance is located right beneath the Atomium (Atomium Square 1, 1020 Brussels).

We invest heavily in public transportation

With STIB you can easily travel throughout Brussels by tram, metro or bus. Your journey on the STIB network (metro, tram and bus) is included thanks to the Event Pass code on your festival ticket.

This code entitles you to a transport ticket. Pick up your Event Pass (= STIB ticket) at a GO ticket machine by entering the 9-digit code that you will find on your Couleur Café ticket.

The code will be sent later on. 

NMBS offers a special train ticket that allows you to travel at half price from Friday 28 June to Monday July 1st from any Belgian station. You will receive a special code for this with your festival ticket.
This year we also provide night trains. 

Together with CycloParking, we also provide a large bicycle parking (right next to the Atomium) for everyone who wants to come by bike. Those who still want to come by car can try to find a parking spot in the neighboring streets or reserve a parking space on our own private car parking.

More info on our mobility page.

Is Couleur Café accessible for people with a disability?

It sure is! Read all about it here.

What are the parking options?

We strongly advise everyone not to come by car, for ecological and practical reasons; long traffic jams can occur around the festival grounds. For those who have no other choice and wish to come by car, these are the options:

P1: This parking is located on the Atomium Avenue and is only granted to crew and certain VIPs. If you didn’t receive access for this parking, you cannot purchase it either. If you have been granted access, you’ll find all necessary info on your parking voucher.

P2: This parking is located on the Madrid Avenue. You can obtain a parking spot for this parking via our ticket page. You’ll find all necessary info on your parking voucher.

The car park opens at 8am every day.

ATTENTION: your parking voucher is only valid until 8:00 AM of the following day. For example, if you have a parking ticket for Sunday 30 June, you must leave the parking before Monday morning 1st of July, 8AM. We therefore strongly advise people with a Camping ticket not to use this parking. It is also strictly forbidden to spend the night on this parking.

Car parks B, T, M and E are operated by Brussels Expo and are accessible depending on the events. You pay €10 per 24 hours, but we cannot guarantee that there will be a spot left during Couleur Café 2024. More info here.

Is there a Kiss & Ride zone?

Yes! The Kiss & Ride zone is located at Avenue Miramar 1020 Brussels opposite Brussels Expo.

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