Lommel is located right on the N71 and N74 and is easily accessible by car or bus. By train is also certainly an option.
By car from Brussels
Take the E40 Leuven-Liège or the E314 Hasselt-Aachen, take exit Zonhoven/Houthalen/Eindhoven. After the exit, turn right towards Eindhoven until you reach Lommel. In Lommel follow the signposting ‘Centrum’.
By car from Antwerp
Take the E34/E313 and then exit 23 Geel-West. After the exit, turn right and follow Geel-Mol-Lommel (N71). In Lommel follow the signposting ‘Centrum’.
By public transport
There is a direct train from Antwerp-Central to Neerpelt/Hamont. The train stops in Lommel. Attention! The last train back from Lommel to Antwerp leaves at 21.39. The train station is 3 km from the city centre. You can take bus 58 to bus stop Adelberg or book the on-call belbus one hour in advance, rent a blue bike or walk to the city centre (+- 30 min.).
You can reach Lommel city centre by bus with lines 58 (Beringen – Lommel), 180 (Hasselt – Lommel), 84 (Geel – Hamont) and 307 (Lommel Provil – Lommel Kolonie). For information about the itinerary or the route planner, please contact De Lijn.
Free car parks
One hour free parking
You can park free of charge for one hour at the following car parks: Stadhuis 1 (Hertog Janplein), Kerk (Michiel Jansplein). After an hour’s free parking you will be charged €1.5 per hour at these car parks from 09:00 to 18:00. Parking is free after 18:00 and on public holidays. No maximum parking time applies.
In Rodekruisstraat, Kloosterstraat and the Mudakkers small car park, you can also park free of charge for one hour. Thereafter, it costs €1.5 per hour between 09.00 and 18.00 but is free on Sundays and public holidays. The maximum parking time here is 2 hours.
Shop & Go
The area in and around Kerkstraat and Dorp* is a Shop & Go zone. You can park here from Monday to Saturday between 09:00 to 18:00 for a maximum of 30 minutes without a pay and display ticket. A sensor in the car parks records your arrival and departure times.
*Please note, due to the expansion of the terraces, there is a parking ban here in Dorp until 31 October.
With a valid parking disc you can park for a maximum of 2 hours free of charge, so you don’t need a pay and display ticket from the parking meter. The streets where blue zone rules apply: Vreyshorring and surroundings (part of Don Boscostraat and Hezerpad), Koning Leopoldlaan (between roundabout and petrol station), Molsekiezel (between Klachtloopstraat and Gasstraat, and connection to Hertog Janplein) and Stationsstraat (between roundabout and Hoevestraat).
App and SMS-parking
You can pay for parking with a (free) ticket at the parking meter, by SMS or on the 4411 parking app. The parking fee is then included on your mobile phone bill (Proximus or Orange). On a different mobile phone operator? Sign up for free at www.4411.be to enjoy the service. Or download the 4411 app from the app stores or from www.4411.be/apps. You can get your pay and display ticket for an hour of free parking from the parking meters or by SMS or the app.
Check the parking meter to make sure you select the right zone.
On the major approach roads to Lommel, large screens help you find a parking space. The signs tell you which car park is closest, whether it is free or paying, and how many spaces are still available.
Persons with disabilities
Persons with disabilities can park for free at all car parks in Lommel with their card (with the exception of the parking spaces in and around Kerkstraat and Dorp, see below). Place the parking card on the vehicle’s dashboard ensuring the wheelchair symbol is clearly visible.
There are 5 parking spaces specifically for people with disabilities in and around Kerkstraat and Dorp. These are indicated by a sign. People will disabilities are allowed unlimited free parking in these spaces. In the ‘regular’ Shop&Go spaces, parking for people with disabilities is also limited to a maximum of 30 minutes between 09:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Saturday.