In order to make the races possible, accessibility by car is restricted in the World Championships host cities. This is why we advise to take the train to experience the races up close.

In Antwerp, the main square (Grote Markt) and several streets around it will be closed. Antwerp Central station is located along the race and the starting point is about a 20-minute walk from the station.

The final of the race follows a loop right through the center of Leuven, which makes it difficult to reach by car. The train takes you to the station of Leuven, which is also located on the course of the race. You can reach the arrival zone on foot in about 15 minutes.

Another option is to combine car with train by using the SNCB car parks. Park your car at a station and continue by train to the World Championships. Rail passengers can benefit from an advantageous rate to park their car in an SNCB car park.

Do you want to attend the departure or the arrival of the race up close? Use the SNCB app to plan your journey and buy your Weekend Ticket (Half-price return) or Standard Ticket. Considering the expected crowd, we do not recommend taking your bike on board this weekend.

Programme

To attend the Junior Men's road race (local circuit in Leuven in the morning) and/or the Under 23 Men's road race (Antwerp-Leuven), you can use any train to/from Antwerp or Leuven from our regular week offer.

Plan your trip with the journey planner on our website or use the SNCB app.

To attend the Junior Women's road race (local circuit in Leuven in the morning) and/or the Elite Women's road race (Antwerp-Leuven), you can use any train to/from Antwerp or Leuven from our regular weekend offer.

However, the capacity of several trains has been increased to accommodate more travelers.

Plan your trip with the journey planner on our website or use the SNCB app.

The highlight of these World Championships will undoubtedly be the Men Elite Road Race, which will link Antwerp to Leuven on Sunday 26/09/2021. This is why train capacity has been increased on many connections to and from Antwerp and on trains to and from Leuven.

Additional seats on the following connections :

  • IC Antwerp-Central – Mechelen - Brussels Airport-Zaventem – Leuven - Hasselt
  • IC Antwerp-Central – Mol – Hamont
  • IC Antwerp-Central – Turnhout
  • IC Leuven – Mechelen
  • IC Leuven – Bruxelles-Luxembourg/Brussel-Luxemburg – Braine-L’Alleud
  • IC De Panne – Ghent-St-Pieters – Denderleeuw – Brussels – Leuven – Landen
  • IC Blankenberge – Ghent-St-Pieters – Brussels – Leuven – Landen – Hasselt – Genk
  • IC Ostend – Ghent-St-Pieters – Brussels – Leuven – Liège-Guillemins
  • S train Puurs – Antwerp-Central – Roosendaal
  • S train Antwerp-Central – Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid
  • S train Leuven – Bruxelles – Braine-Le-Comte
  • S train Leuven - Ottignies
  • L train Sint-Niklaas – Mechelen – Leuven
  • L train Leuven – Aarschot – Antwerp-Central

Additional trains:

  • between Ghent and Leuven (from 9h to 21h)
  • between Liège and Leuven (from 9h to 21h)
  • between Mechelen and Leuven (L train Sint-Niklaas - Mechelen continuing to Leuven)
  • between Kortrijk and Leuven (3 additional morning trains and 3 additional evening trains)
  • between Leuven and Antwerp (4 additional evening trains)

Plan your trip with the journey planner on our website or use the SNCB app.

Check the detailed schedule of the races on www.flanders2021.com.