Check here for map and directions on how to get to Burning Man.
Make sure your vehicle (and whatever you are towing) has an UNOBSTRUCTED rear license plate, a license plate light, and two working headlights, tail lights, and brake lights. Be sure you have a valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance.
When You Arrive
At the Gate, everyone in your vehicle must have a ticket in hand, or your entire car will be turned around.
The speed limit on Gate Road is 10 MPH. Speeding causes traffic stops, deep ruts in the playa, and dust, which is a safety hazard. Tune in to Gate Advisory Radio Station 95.1 FM for Gate updates (BMIR at 94.5 FM for event info).
Picking up a Will Call ticket? You can access the Box Office from all lanes of traffic. Gate staff will direct you to where to park. If one person in your vehicle has a Will Call ticket, the entire vehicle must stop at the Box Office to get your tickets/vehicle pass. Return to your vehicle and proceed to the Main Gate. Please do not get out of your vehicle until you are parked in the Will Call lot.
Note: For the safety of all participants, do not drive faster than 5 MPH while inside the Will Call and the Main Gate areas.
Be prepared to have your vehicle searched for prohibited items and stowaways. Keep this in mind when packing. After Gate, the Greeters will welcome you and give you your printed city map and other information.
This year the Gate will open at 12:01 am on Sunday, August 27, and close at 12 pm on Tuesday, September 5. This does not extend the beginning and and of the event itself.
The official event start time is 6 pm on Sunday, August 27, and the event officially ends at 6 pm on Monday, September 4. Before and after these start and end times, participants are to focus only on camp setup and breakdown. Complete arrival information can be found on our website.
No Early Arrivals
Do not arrive before 12:01 am on Sunday, August 27. 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 and adds stress on neighboring communities.