How to get to Ghent
Ghent is situated at a top location as well in Belgium as in Europe.
Right in the middle of the triangle Brussels (55 km), Antwerp (60 km) and Bruges (55 km), 221 km south from Amsterdam, 296 km north from Paris, 320 km east from London, easily accessible as well by plain, (high speed) train as by car.
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Although Ghent is only a 45-minute drive from Brussels Airport we recommend in order to avoid traffic jams and additional stress, to take the airport train at level -1 at the terminal. No less than 4 trains an hour will take you from the airport to Ghent. An hour later you arrive at the train station in Ghent where taxis are waiting for you to take you to your hotel.
More info at www.brusselsairport.be
Ghent is very accessible by train and this from all major Belgian and European cities. Ghent-Brussels, Ghent-Bruges, Ghent-Antwerp are commutes that take no more than 30 minutes and thanks to the high-speed Eurostar and Thalys trains, you are in Paris (2h), London and Amsterdam (3h) in no time.
More info at www.b-europe.com/Travel
Ghent is located on the intersection of two major European motorways, E17 and E40, which makes it very accessible by car. However as the city center is a pedestrian area, driving through it is not an option.
If you come by car, follow the P-route which leads you straight into one of the underground car parks spread over the city. All are open 24h/24.
Download the city map here.