Make sure your vehicle (and whatever you are towing) has an UNOBSTRUCTED rear license plate, two working headlights, tail lights, brake lights and a license plate light.

Check here for map and directions on how to get to Burning Man.

When You Arrive

Everyone in your vehicle must have a ticket or your entire car will be turned around. The speed limit on Gate Road is 10 MPH. Driving faster than 10 MPH creates deep ruts in the playa and dust, which is a safety hazard.

Going to Will Call? All lanes allow entrance to Will Call; Gate staff will direct you to Will Call and show you where to park. Then you may proceed to the Box Office to obtain your ticket(s) and Vehicle Pass and return to your vehicle. Please do not get out of your vehicle until you are parked inside the Will Call lot.

NOTE: Do not drive faster than 5 MPH while inside the Will Call parking lot and Main Gate areas.

Be prepared to have your vehicle searched for prohibited items and stowaways. Keep this in mind when packing. After passing through the Gate, the Greeters will welcome and provide you with your printed city map and other event information.

This year the Gate opens at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 30. BRC is coordinating with the BLM to open the gate earlier and close it later for a safer ingress and egress, maximizing use of daylight hours and minimizing traffic on local roads. This does not extend the beginning and ending of the event itself. Participants are to focus their activities on camp setup and officially begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 30 and ends at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 8. Tune in to Gate Area Radio Station 95.1 for Gate updates. Complete arrival information can be on our website.

No Early Arrivals

Do not come to the event site before our Gate opens at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 30. We are not ready for participants until we have finished building the city, including key public safety and sanitation infrastructure. Our permit stipulates an opening time of 10 a.m. so plan your driving time accordingly. DO NOT wait on the side of the road along Hwy 447 or Hwy 34 or in the town of Gerlach. This poses a serious safety hazard, adds needless stress on neighboring communities, and places our event at risk. Note: if you arrive before the Gate opens you are likely to have a much longer wait to get in than if you arrive after the Gate opens.