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Here you can find how to reach Ghent by different ways.


Ghent does not have its own airport, but is very easy to reach from the two main airports of Belgium: Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.


From Brussels Airport to Ghent

Ghent is approximately 45 minutes away from Brussels Airport. The airport railway station offers a direct connection to Gent


From Brussels Airport to Ghent 

The shuttle bus is also an easy way to reach Ghent. It runs about ten times back and forth between Brussels Airport and the Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station.

From Brussels South Charleroi airport 

Brussels South Charleroi airport is at a 70 minutes’ drive from Ghent. A shuttle bus drives from the airport of Charleroi to Bruges via Ghent nine times a day. 


If you arrive at the cloverleaf interchange in Zwijnaarde from the E40, first follow the direction of Antwerp (E17) and then take the exit “Gent Centrum”.


Here you can find how to get around in Ghent city.


You can find a ‘Lijnwinkel’, or ticket shop, at Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station and Korenmarkt where you can buy tickets. Always buy your ticket in advance from the Lijnwinkel or a machine at the tram or bus stop.

Tram lines 1, 2 and 4 take you from one end of Ghent to the other, passing right through the city center.


Experiencing Ghent on a bike is a really good idea: the city loves cyclists and cyclists love the city. If you don’t have a bike, you can hire one from either of Ghent’s two railway stations (Dampoort and Gent-Sint-Pieters) or in the city centre. 


Ghent is a city on a human scale, and the sights in the historic city centre are not very far apart.

Seeing the city on foot is perfectly feasible. 

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