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How to get to Ghent

By Air

Belgium’s National Airport is situated in Brussels-Zaventem, only 50 minutes away from Ghent and has flights from over 70 international destinations, operated by more than 140 international and regional airline companies. The other Belgian airports, Ostend, Antwerp and Charleroi, serve several European destinations and have easy and direct connections to Ghent.

By Train

Ghent, situated on the important railway network London–Brussels–Cologne is accessible. Thanks to its central location in Flanders, and just 30 min away from Brussels Midi Station, Ghent is very easily accessible by train from all Belgian and European Cities. The high-speed trains, Eurostar and Thalys, take you to Ghent in less than 2 hours from Paris and in about 3 hours from London, Amsterdam and Cologne. There is a direct train from Zaventem (Brussels Airport) to Ghent (St.-Pieters).

By Car

Ghent is located approximately 60 km west of Brussels. As Belgium has the densest highway network in Europe, Ghent can easily be reached by car from all over Europe. Ghent is accessible via the E40 motorway Brussels-Ostend.

  • From Brussels / Ghent / Antwerp / Amsterdam – Motorway E 40
  • From Paris via Lille – Motorway E 17
  • From Calais – Motorway E 40


How to get to the conference

By public transportation

From Gent Sint-Pieters railway station: take tram 1, 10, 11 or 12 (direction Korenmarkt) and get off at the ‘Korenmarkt’. Cross St- Michaels’ (Sint-Michiels) bridge over the river Lys, and head for St-Michaels’ church. Turn left around St-Michaels’ (Sint- Michiels) church, onto a small square called St–‐Michaels’ square, and into a street called Onderbergen. The conference centre “Het Pand” lies on your left (near car park P7 on the map of the historical centre of Gent).

By car

Entering Gent from the E40 or the E17, follow the parking route to P7 (Sint Michaels’ car park – Sint‐Michiels), which is only 50m away from ‘Het Pand’.

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