Balaton Sound Express

The experience begins upon departure!
Balaton Sound 2019

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Travelling by train to Balaton Sound

Start the party already on departure: take the Balaton Sound Express! Make new friends before you arrive, drink a beer on the road and enjoy the view. Hop on at Ghent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-South and travel directly to the festival. The train also is the greenest travel option. You emit 83% less CO2 in comparison to a trip by plane*.

Start of the Balaton Sound Express 2019 sale

We’re back again in 2019! From Monday December 10, when the 72-hour Early Bird sale starts, train tickets will go on sale. Are you signed up for the newsletter on this page? Then you will be given priority, and receive a link to the ticketshop on Sunday December 9. Last year it did not last long until the train sold out, so make your choice in time!

🎥  – Watch the Balaton Sound Express 2018 aftermovie.

Balaton Sound Express 2019
Balaton Sound Express bar and bistro wagon

Travel dates:

  • Departure from Ghent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-South: Monday July 1
    Arrival in Zamardi, Hungary: Tuesday July 2
  • Departure from SzántĂłd-KĹ‘röshegy, Hungary: Monday July 8
    Arrival in Ghent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-South, Belgium: Tuesday July 9

Travelers must be at the train station at least one hour before departure. Departure times are subject to change. Changes will be communicated by e-mail and via the website.

Availability

Train typeSeatEconomy CouchetteComfort Couchette
Balaton Sound ExpressAvailable from December 10Available from December 10Available from December 10

Price & booking tickets

Prices for the Balaton Sound Express vary by place: seat (€190,-), economy couchettes (€220,-) and comfort couchettes (€240,-).

Facilities Balaton Sound Express

  • Space for luggage
  • Toilets
  • Washbasin
  • Bar-/bistrowagon

Arrival station: Zamárdi

The Balaton Sound Express arrives at Zamárdi train station. From there on it will be a 20-minute walk to the Balaton Sound campsites. You can use the local train service if you stay in Balatonföldvár or Siófok.

Departure station: Szántód-Kőröshegy

After the festival, the Balaton Sound Express departs from Szántód-Kőröshegy train station. The train station is located less than three kilometers from the Balaton Sound campsites. We have chosen this departure station because there are a lot of shadow spots and because we have plenty time to get in the train at Szántód (instead of Zamárdi).

Moving-In Ticket

With the Balaton Sound Express we arrive a day early to the regular opening of the campings. For the Balaton Sound Express the campsite will open already that day. More information will follow soon.

The most eco-friendly way to travel

* The difference of 83% is calculated in an advisory module from Milieu Centraal, an independent organization of Rijkswaterstaat that provides practical information about the environment. Based on a distance of 1.434 kilometers and 900 people, Milieu Centraal indicates that the emissions per person by train are 96kg CO2, while aircraft uses 550 kg CO2.

Balaton Sound Express
Balaton Sound Express
Balaton Sound Express
Balaton Sound Express
Balaton Sound Express
Balaton Sound Express

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Balaton Sound 2019

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Balaton Sound Express

  • Balaton Sound, Hungary

Travel period

  • 1 – 9 July 2019

Seating (return)

  • Seat (€190,-)
    In fabric covered, convertible chairs. Three at both sides of the compartment. 
  • Economy Couchette (220,-)
    In fabric covered, convertible beds. Three at both sides of the compartment. 
  • Comfort Couchette (€240,-)
    In fabric covered, convertible beds. Three at one side and two on the other side of the compartment. 

Transfer in Belgium

  • Ghent-Sint-Pieters
  • Brussels-South

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