Balaton Sound Express

Get the party already started upon departure: take the Balaton Sound Express! Make new friends before you arrive, drink a beer or two (or more) and enjoy the view. Hop on at Ghent-Sint-Pieters or Brussels-South and travel directly to the festival. The train also is the greenest travel option; you emit 83% less CO2 in comparison to when you travel by plane*.


 Space for luggageToiletsBar/bistro wagon

Pre-sale starts Monday 14 March

Monday 14 March at 12.00 we will start selling tickets. Did you sign up for the pre-sale? Check your mail for a link to the ticket shop.

Packages (with discount!) from Tuesday 15 March

On Tuesday March 15 at 12.00 packages will also go on sale. Get your Balaton Sound Express 2022 ticket together with a 4-Day Pass and save €20,- on your festival trip!

🎥 – Watch the Balaton Sound Express 2019 aftermovie

Travel dates

Outward journey Ghent-Sint-Pieters via Brussels-South > Zamárdi
Departure: Monday 27 June
Arrival: Tuesday 28 June

Return journey Szantod-Köröshegy > Ghent-Sint-Pieters via Brussels-South
Departure: Sunday 3 July
Arrival: Monday 4 July


Since some of the train tickets from 2020 have been preserved, we expect that ticket sales will be going fast. So be on time!

TrainSeatEconomy CouchetteComfort Couchette
Balaton Sound ExpressPre-registration
Sale starts March 14th
Sale starts March 14th
Sale starts March 14th

Price & tickets

Prices for the Balaton Sound Express vary per spot. You can choose from Seats (€220), Economy Couchettes (€250,-) and Comfort Couchettes (€270,-). Seats and Comfort Couchettes are also available for purchase in combination with a 4-Day Pass for €410,- and €460,- respectively. So a €20,- discount!


  • Room for luggage (no extra costs)
  • Bar wagon (with DJs)
  • Bistro wagon
  • Toilets
  • Washrooms

More info

Do you have any questions about, for example, what luggage you can take with you or what happens if the festival is cancelled? Then check our Festival trains general information page.