How to get to Ghent?

By Air


Ghent is close to three international airports. From each airport there are bus and train services to Ghent. Most regular airline services are offered via Brussels International Airport.
  • Brussels International Airport (Zaventem): http://www.brusselsairport.be/
  • Antwerp International Airport (e.g. from London City): http://www.antwerpairport.be/
  • Charleroi Brussels South International Airport: http://www.charleroi-airport.com/


  • top

    By Train


    Most of you coming by air will arrive at Brussels Airport. During the day, there are 3 to 4 trains an hour. In most cases, you will have to switch trains in Brussels-Nord (Brussel-Noord - Bruxelles-Nord, this is usually the first stop). You can check train schedules at http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/ - Click on National and use "Brussels Airport" for airport and "Gent Sint Pieters" for the main railway station in Gent.

    When arriving at Brussels Airport, just go to the lowest level (-1) since the railway station is below street level. You can buy your ticket to Gent at the desk. They will inform you on where to change trains.

    Warning: be aware of pick pockets in the larger train stations in Brussels, escpecially in Brussels-South (Brussel-Midi - Brussel-Zuid).

    top

    By Car


    Choose exit "Gent/Antwerpen" on the E40 (Oostende - Brussel). Follow direction: "Gent-Centrum".


    top

    Public Transport in Ghent

    To Conference Venue Dunant (Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Gent)


    Tram/streetcar

    From Gent Sint Pieters Trainstation choose line nr. 4, 21 or 22. Stop closest to Dunant: Martelaarslaan (Supermarket Delhaize), name of the stop: "Bernard Spaelaan" (see the red arrow on the map below). Then walk for 5 minutes.

    Line 4 stops right in front of the Train Station and goes in one direction only.
    Line 21/22 stops in the tunnel next to the Train Station, be sure to take direction "Melle Leeuw" or "Gentbrugge D.C."

    There is a tram every approx. every 5 minutes. More information:

  • Timetable weekdays for line 21/22
  • Timetable Saturday for line 21/22
  • Timetable Sunday for line 21/22
  • Timetable Weekdays for line 4
  • Timetable Saturday for line 4
  • Timetable Sunday for line 4
  • Bus

    From Gent Sint Pieters Trainstation take bus 9 to "beneluxplein". When you get out, you are exactly at the main entrance of dunant 2.
    From Gent Sint Pieters Trainstation you can also take bus 14/15 or 65/67/69 to stop "einde were". The red building you see when you get out at "einde were" is Dunant 2, the main entrance is on the other side

    More information:

  • Timetable weekdays for line 9
  • Timetable Saturday for line 9
  • Timetable Sunday for line 9
  • Tickets

    For both tram and bus, buy your ticket at the automat in the Train Station. If you but it in advance (=VVK) it is cheaper (EUR 1.20 versus EUR 1.50 on the tram/bus). You can also buy tickets for one day (EUR 5), three days (EUR 10), or five days (EUR 15).


    top

    Location of Dunant Site (Conference Registration)


    Map of Ghent More detailed map of the Dunantlaan

    top

    Picture of the main entrance Dunant 2


    Front of the building

    top

    To City Center (Korenmarkt, 9000 Gent)


    Tram/streetcar

    From Gent Sint Pieters Trainstation choose line nr. 1. Get out at "Korenmarkt" which is in the center of the city (Korenmarkt is the place where you can get a bus, tram, or cab in the city center).

    Line 1 stops in the tunnel next to the Train Station, be sure to take direction "Korenmarkt" or "Evergem"

    There is a tram every approx. every 5 minutes. More information:

  • Timetable weekdays for line 21/22
  • Timetable Saturday for line 21/22
  • Timetable Sunday for line 21/22

  • top

    Comments or questions: view contact addresses Last modified 23:09 6/09/2007
    Homepage ECER 2007
    Contact | Help | Print