By plane and train

Ghent does not have its own airport, but it is very easy to reach from the two main airports of Belgium: Brussels Airport Zaventem and Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Over 200 continental and international destinations can be reached from Brussels Airport Zaventem. Brussels South Charleroi airport focuses mostly on European and North-African destinations.

From Brussels Airport Zaventem:

  • take an IC train connection to Ghent St. Pieters Station (€ 16). The estimated travel time is 40 minutes.
  • take a shuttle service provided by ‘Flibco’ to Ghent St. Pieters Station (€ 10 – 15). The estimated travel time is 1 hour.

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport:

  • take a shuttle service provided by ‘Flibco’ to Ghent St. Pieters Station (€ 13 – 18). The estimated travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Train tickets can be purchased at any train station or online on the website Flibco tickets can be purchased at

By car

Ghent is also easy to reach by car. The rebellious art city is only 45 minutes away from Bruges and Brussels (both at 53 km) and a little less than an hour away from Antwerp (60 km). Two European motorways (E17 and E40) intersect in Ghent. If you arrive from the E17, take the exit “Gent Centrum”. Beware that the Ghent city center has been designated as a low emission zone (LEZ) with the purpose of improving the quality of the air. Please watch the video below for more detailed information (©VisitGent)

Public transport in Ghent

The conference venue is reachable by:

  • Tram: Line 2, station Rozemarijnbrug / Line 4, station Theresianenstraat
  • Bus: Lines 38, 39, 65, 67 and N4, station Nieuwewandeling
  • Bicycle: For bike sharing services, multiple stations are available close by

Upon arrival at the Ghent St. Pieters station, you can find three major tram lines along with 35 bus routes by which you can travel to every district of the city. Tickets for public transport can be bought at the ticket vending machines located at the train station, online or using the designated ‘De Lijn’ mobile application. A 72-hour public transport ticket costs € 15. A popular means of transportation in Ghent are bicycles. You can rent a bicycle (e.g., Blue-bike or De Fietsambassade) or you can use bike sharing services, such as Donkey Republic or Dott.