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Ghent is centrally located in Europe, at the crossroads of highways between Amsterdam, Paris, London and the Ruhr Area. The city is easily accessible by car, by train and by air.

Map Ghent

By car
Ghent is situated at the intersection of two major European highways: the E-17 connects Northern Europe with the Southern countries, and the E-40 goes from the North Sea across to Eastern Europe.
By train
Ghent is easily accessible from all Belgian and European cities and only half an hour away from Brussels Midi Station. Thanks to the high speed trains, Eurostar and Thalys, Ghent is only two hours away from Paris and less than three hours from London, Amsterdam and Cologne. From the railway station in Ghent you have the choice: you can take a taxi to the city centre or go by tram.
By air
Ghent is only 45 minutes away from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) which has flights from over 70 international destinations, operated by more than 140 international and regional airline companies.

A taxi journey from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) to the city centre of Ghent will take approximately 45 min (65 km) and cost between 134 Euro and 176 Euro. The airport has its own railway station on level -1. Direct trains to Ghent run every 30 minutes and take about an hour. Tickets can be purchased through the onsite vending machines and cost between 16 Euro (2nd class) and 21 Euro (first class).

The other Belgian airports (Ostend, Antwerp, Li├Ęge and Charleroi) serve several European destinations and have easy and direct connections to Ghent. Charleroi airport (Brussels south) is the arrival point for most of the budget airlines. From Charleroi to Ghent you can take a bus or train and the journey will take about 2 1/2 hours.

Free shuttle service
A shuttle service will be available from Brussels International Airport and from Brussels Midi Railway Station to the centre of Ghent. These services will be organised depending on the scheduled arrivals of the participants.
Trams in Ghent
Ghent has a dense network of tramlines available between 06:00 and 01:30 am.
The main tramline between the railway station and the city centre (Korenmarkt) runs every 5 minutes.
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