Come and experience this "festive ritual" which has been recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

During the carnival period, the town of Binche is transformed into a vast stage celebrating the traditions of carnival. Shrove Tuesday, the Day of the Gilles, is the culmination of the three-day festivities. These traditional costumed figures, dressed for the occasion in masks, little bells, clogs and their famous ostrich-feather headdresses, lead the crowd as they dance to the sound of the drums.

Travel by train? Bright idea!

  • With the Binche Carnival Train ticket you enjoy 50% * discount on your return train journey in 2nd class
  • From Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th of February 2020 included
  • Return train journey on the same day. You may return at the latest the day after your outward journey.
  • A famous carnival, recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
  • In the center of Binche
  • The Binche Carnival Train ticket cannot be refunded.

You can take this train with a Binche Carnival Train ticket and with any other valid SNCB transport ticket.

 Binche  18:42
 Leval  18:46
 La Louvière-Sud (*)  18:56
 La Louvière-Centre  19:02
 Ecaussines  19:17
 Braine-le-Comte  19:27
 Tubize  19:36
 Halle  19:44
 Bruxelles-Midi  19:56

(*) Connections to Charleroi - Namur - Liège and to Mons - Tournai

Please mind! The last train (destination Turnhout via Brussels) will leave Binche station at 9:20 pm.

  • From Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th of February 2020 included
  • Return train journey on the same day. The homeward journey is also allowed until the day after the outward journey.
On Tuesday 25/02/2020, an access control will be implemented at Binche station. If you're travelling with an E-train ticket you also have to present your (photo) ID before boarding the train.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1.1574 per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1.5046 (less than 37km) or € 1.6204 (37km - 51km) or € 1.7824 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2.50 in 2nd and € 3.20 in 1st class.

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