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'll find the hours of the extra train soon below.
You can take this train with a Binche Carnival Train ticket and with any other valid SNCB transport ticket.

 Binche +/- 18:40
 Leval  
 La Louvière-Sud (*)  
 La Louvière-Centre  
 Ecaussines  
 Braine-le-Comte  
 Tubize  
 Halle  
 Bruxelles-Midi  

(*) 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 applies to the part of the Standard fare over and above the fixed amount per trip of € 1.1400 in 2nd class and of € 1.4820 (for distances up to and including 36 km), € 1.5960 (from 37 km to 51 km included) or € 1.7556 (from 52 km) in 1st class. The minimum price per single journey is nevertheless € 2.40 in 2nd class and € 3.10 in 1st class. The maximum chargeable distance is 150 km per single journey.

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