Travel to Gent

Flying in from abroad

Belgium has a number of commercial airports but the principal international airports are Brussels Airport and Charleroi Airport (or 'Brussels South'). Brussels Airport is at one hour travel and has direct train connections to Gent. A one-way ticket in 2nd class will cost you 11.50 EUR.

From Brussels Airport to Gent Sint-Pieters station

In the airport building, go to level –1 and take the train with direction Gent Sint-Pieters station (we advise you not to take the train which passes through Aalst, because this will take longer!). There is a direct train every hour, but you can also take the train to Brussel Noord station at the airport, where about three trains an hour leave for Ghent.

From Gent Sint Pieters station to Vooruit

From Gent Sint-Pieters you can get to Vooruit with:

Tram 1 (stop: Verlorenkost or Savaanstraat – mosst frequent) avondbusA1 (stop: Verlorenkost of Savaanstraat) bus 42/44 (stop: Savaanstraat) bus 58 (stop: Zuid) When getting off at the Zuid stop, keep the library to your left and the shopping centre to your right and walk up to Vooruit. Cross the street at the lights and take the Lammerstraat, straight ahead of you. Turn left at the end of the street (at the lights). Vooruit is practically on the corner. From the Verlorenkost stop continue along the Kortrijksepoortstraat, then turn right at the Bagattenstraat. Continue along this street until you arrive at Vooruit (right in front of you). From the Savaanstraat stop walk back a bit and take the Bagattenstraat to your left.

For further information we would like to refer you to the websites of the NMBS (rail), De Lijn (buses and trams) or the NS (Dutch rail).