Balaton Sound Express

The experience begins upon departure!
Balaton Sound 2019

To Balaton Sound with the festival train of Festival.Travel

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*.

🎥 – Check the Balaton Sound Express 2019 aftermovie
📷 – Or check the Balaton Sound Express 2019 pictures

Balaton Sound Express 2020 has been canceled due to the corona virus
Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 edition of Balaton Sound Festival is, to our big regret, canceled. You can find more information about this in the official reporting by Balaton Sound. This also means that the Balaton Express will not be going this year. You can read more about the voucher scheme that we use as Festival.Travel on our coronavirus page.

Balaton Sound Express 2019
Balaton Sound Express bar and bistro wagon

Travel dates

Departure from Ghent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-South: not yet known

Departure from Szántód-Kőröshegy, Hungary: not yet known
Arrival in Brussels-South and Ghent-Sint-Pieters, Belgium: not yet known


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Prices & booking

The prices of the Balaton Sound Express differ per comfort level. You can choose between Seats, Economy Couchettes and Comfort Couchettes. Tickets will be available in the webshop.

Facilities Balaton Sound Express

  • Luggage storage (read more)
  • Toilets
  • Wash bins
  • Bar-/bistrowagon

Arrival station: Zamárdi

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

Departure station: Szántód-Kőröshegy

After the festival, the Balaton Sound Express departs from SzántĂłd-KĹ‘röshegy. This train station is located less than three kilometers from the Balaton Sound campsites. It was chosen as departure station because there’s a lot of shade and it provides more time to get in the train than at Zamárdi train station.

Moving-In Camping ticket and Boat Party

To be able to stay at the camping on the day of arrival, you need to buy a Moving-In Camping ticket. Also, there will be a Belgian Boat Party on that arrival day again. More information about this will be available shortly.

The greenest travel option

* 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 produces 550kg CO2 per person.

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

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Balaton Sound 2020

Balaton Sound Express

  • Balaton Sound, Hungary

Travel period

  • Net yet known

Seating (return)

  • Seat
    In fabric covered, convertible chairs. Three on both sides of the compartment. 
  • Economy Couchette
    In fabric covered, convertible beds. Three on both sides of the compartment. 
  • Comfort Couchette
    In fabric covered, convertible beds. Three on one side and two on the other side of the compartment. 

Departure stations in Belgium

  • Ghent-Sint-Pieters
  • Brussels-South