Travel info

The hallowed grounds of Graspop Metal Meeting are situated on the Stenehei in Dessel (Belgium). The best way to get there is by bicycle or public transport. As of Wednesday 14 June the area surrounding the festival site will be closed to all motorised traffic. Only pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles with a special permit will be allowed to pass.


Going by train to the festival? Good thinking! NMBS/SNCB provides additional capacity. The nearest station is Mol. From there, our free shuttle bus will take you to the festival site. Attention: Your festivalticket is not valid as a train ticket.

return journey at half price

Go to and buy your Graspop Metal Meeting Train ticket by using the NMBS/SNCB code on your festival ticket. This train ticket is only available online as from 24/05/2023 and is valid for 1 outward and 1 homeward journey in 2nd class at half price between any Belgian station and the station of MOL. If you're staying at Devil’s Lake, then take the train to LOMMEL station.

You can choose the date of the outward journey and the date of the homeward journey in the period of Wednesday 14 June 2023 until Monday 19 June 2023 included. You can find the timetable of all trains on or in the SNCB app.

If you’re departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station, you still have to buy 2 Diabolo fee tickets: one for your outward journey and one for your homeward journey. Travellers from abroad can combine their GMM Train ticket with a transport ticket that is valid until the Belgian border. From there, the train ticket is valid to Mol or Lommel station.

All info and conditions:

by bus

Free shuttle buses

During the festival free shuttle buses will whisk the metal hordes to and from the festival site from the bus stop at Mol station.

  • Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am – 2:30 am
  • FRI/SA/SUN: 8:00 am – 2:30 am
  • Monday: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Paying shuttles

Is the nearest train station miles away or do you hate long train journeys? Not to worry! These comfortable coaches will take you to the festival in true VIP style. There are 2 types of paying shuttles:


Airport shuttles for people arriving by plane in Eindhoven Airport, Brussel Airport & Brussels South Airport (Charleroi) on 15 and 16 June. The shuttle will take you right up to the entrance of the festival.

ATTENTION! These shuttles will take you to Dessel on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June and will not return until Monday 19 June.


Festival shuttles will pick you up at 14 locations throughout Belgium. These shuttle tickets ensure that you are already rocking at GMM at 11:30 am and will take you back home at 2:00 am afterwards. Ticket prices (round trip) start from 16 EUR. So let yourself be driven to GMM without any worries.

Are you organising your own coach?

Then be sure to notify GMM HERE in advance. Your coach will be directed along a specific route to a separate coach parking area near the festival entrance.


Looking to avoid tailbacks en route to GMM? Then dust off your saddle and hop on your bicycle instead. Parking is free in our bicycle parking lot near the main festival entrance. Convenient, ecological, healthy... and you get an ecocoin to boot! Attention: bicycles that are parked illegally will be taken to the bicycle parking lot. Navigate here to the bicycle parking lot.

park & bike

You don’t live nearby but you’d still like to avoid the tailbacks? Park & Bike is the perfect solution. Load your bike into/onto your vehicle and park in one of two free Park & Ride car parks. Then hop on your bike and cover the remaining distance via an enjoyable route. You can leave your iron steed in the bicycle parking lot near the main entrance. Navigate here to the bicycle.

  • Park & Bike - WEST: Duineneind, Kasterlee (KSK Kasterlee). 8 km. Navigate here.
  • Park & Bike - EAST: Meiplein, Witgoor (Dessel). 7 km. Navigate here.


If you’re coming by car or motorbike please remember to switch off your GPS system as soon as you come across the first FESTIVAL sign. Depending on the direction you’re coming from you will be directed to the nearest and most accessible GMM parking. Graspop Metal Meeting is easily accessible via the E34 and E313 motorways.

kiss & ride

Avoid the usual festival congestion and arrange for a friend to drop you off and/or pick you up. Follow the KISS & RIDE signs. Navigate here via Google Maps or Waze.


Get dropped off or picked up at the official taxi rank at the Europalaan. The official taxi rank is located near the bus parking. To avoid waiting times, it is best to book your taxi in advance. Navigate here.


All GMM car parks are paid parking. They are situated within walking distance from the festival site. There is no separate parking for motorbikes and scooters. Parking next to your tent at camping Boneyard is prohibited for both cars and motorbikes. If you leave your car by the side of the road you may be towed. Festival goers are not allowed to spend the night in the car park. Camping is free at camping Boneyard. Motorhome owners can rent a pitch in Metal Town. One final tip: remove all valuables from your car.

If you have an accommodation ticket for a pitch at Camping Metal Town, an accomodation at Camping Inferno or a VIP ticket then you already had the opportunity to reserve a parking ticket when you purchased your festival tickets.

Parking fee:

  • Advance sales online as of 25/05/2023: €15 per car.
  •  On the day (only bank and credit cards, NO cash): €20 per car 
  • Attention: if you leave the car park then you will once again be charged €20 upon your return

Opening hours car parks: 

  • On Wednesday at 2 pm only the car parks for Combi ticket holders will be accessible. 
  • On all other days all car parks open at 8 am.

parking inferno

This car park is only accessible for festival-goers with a valid Inferno parking ticket who booked an accomodation at Camping Inferno.

Opening hours car park Inferno:

  • Wednesday 3 pm only for Inferno campers with a combi ticket
  • On all other days all car parks open at 8 am.

Car park INTER (people with a disability)

Car park Inferno is nearest to the main entrance and includes a dedicated disabled section. Access to this section must be requested beforehand via the application form. The number of parking spaces is limited so be sure to submit your application on time. This year all car parks are paying and that includes disabled parking spaces. When we receive your application we will let you know how to purchase these tickets. Volunteer staff from Inter will be on hand at this car park to assist you and, if necessary, escort you to the main festival entrance or the Inter campsite.

vip parking

You request your VIP parking ticket when purchasing your VIP festival ticket.

If you have a VIP festival ticket and you’re staying at Campsite Boneyard then do NOT use the VIP car park. Instead please leave your car in one of the regular car parks, which are closer to Campsite Boneyard. Conversely, VIP parking tickets are valid in all car parks.

Opening hours VIP Parking:

  • Closed on Wednesday!
  • On all other days, the car park is open from 10 am.

by plane

Several airports in Belgium and the Netherlands are located at a reasonable distance from Dessel:

From the Belgian airports you can board a train for Mol station, where free shuttle buses are waiting to take you to the festival site. The train station at Brussels Airport (BRU) is located at level -1 of the airport terminal. At Brussels South Airport (CRL) take bus line A to the train station of Charleroi-Sud. Go to for the timetable and full details on the online sales of the GMM Train tickets.

travel packages

From the UK
ARGON EVENTS offers a range of travel packages to GMM with or without hotel, accommodation and festival ticket. More than 50 local coach departure points including Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Dover, Glasgow, Heathrow, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton and York.

From Spain
METALTRIP specialises in rock concert and festival travel packages around Europe. They offer packages with direct flights and airport transfer from Madrid and Barcelona to GMM.

From Scandinavia
FESTIVALBUSSEN organises coach travel from Sweden, Norway and Denmark to GMM.

From Israel
ON.TOUR, a music tourism pioneer from Israel, is bringing fans to Graspop Metal Meeting. The typical On.Tour festival experience includes flights, transport, accommodation and festival tickets.

From Central and South America
I WAS THERE offers travel packages from as far away as South America. Travelling from Brazil? AMPLITUR is our official partner in the land of samba… and metal.


Does my festival ticket include free train travel?

No, it does not. Go to and buy your Graspop Metal Meeting Train ticket by using the NMBS/SNCB code on your festival ticket. This train ticket is only available online as from 24/05/2023 and is valid for 1 outward and 1 homeward journey in 2nd class at half price between any Belgian station and the station of MOL. If you're staying at Devil’s Lake, then take the train to LOMMEL station.

Which railway station is the closest to Graspop Metal Meeting?

If you’re travelling by train it’s best to get off in Mol, which is some 8km from the festival site.

Are there any night trains during the festival?

No. The last train pulls out of Mol station around 10 pm. Check to plan your outward and return journey.

How do I get from Mol station to the festival?

Free shuttle buses are waiting at Mol station to take you to the festival site. Please note these buses are not available round the clock. Bus times will be posted at a later date.

Do the shuttle buses stop at any nearby hotels?

No. However, some hotels organise their own shuttles. Please contact your hotel or campsite for accurate info.

Where is Graspop Metal Meeting’s Kiss & Ride zone?

Get dropped off at the KISS & RIDE. Free shuttle buses are waiting at Mol station to take you to the festival site. 

Can I sleep in my car in the car park?

No. Spending the night at one of the GMM car parks is prohibited for security reasons.

Can I drive off before the end of the festival day?

Definitely. Keep in mind that you will have to buy a new parking ticket when you return and you may have to park further away from the festival.

Is there a separate parking facility for motorbikes or scooters?

No. Motorbikes and scooters must park amongst the cars at the GMM car parks.

Can I charge my electric car at the GMM car parks?

No, this is not possible.