Ghent is a popular touristic destination for a city trip, especially in late summer. We recommend to make your hotel reserations well in advance!
How to reach Ghent from Brussels airport: by far the easiest way to Ghent is by train, a taxi will cost you at least 100EUR and is prone to delays due to heavy traffic. Once arrived in Brussels airport, the railway station is located under the airport itself at the -2 Floor. Check the website to getting to and from the airport.
Consult or download the train schedule. A train ticket to Ghent (ask for 'Gent Sint Pieters') currently costs about 15.40EUR. There is no price difference between direct or stop trains. Buy your ticket at the booth or online beforehand.
How to reach Ghent by car: Ghent is at the crossroads of two great European motorways, the E17 connecting Lisbon, Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Cologne, Copenhagen and Stockholm, and the E40 connecting London, Calais, Ghent, Frankfurt, Vienna, Budapest, Sophia and Istanbul.
From Ghent Sint-Pieters train station: The Ghent Sint Pieters station area is currently under drastic reconstruction. The situation changes permanently, for a latest update, check the site (mostly in Dutch).
There are also taxis available to the right of the main entrance of the station.
Several restaurants and snack bars can be found in the vicinity of the symposium venue. However for those who prefer to take lunch at the venue itself the organisation offers regular and vegetarian lunches at the price of 15 Euro per lunch. These onsite lunches need to be ordered beforehand (see online registration form).
Situated in the centre of Flanders, Ghent is very well located
as a base for several tourist
excursions (visit of the historic city centre of Ghent, the medieval
city of Bruges, Brussels or
a boat trip on the river Leie; for more information visit www.visitflanders.be).
Ghent , a famous medieval city, is located at the junction of the rivers Lys and Scheldt, about 50 km from Brussels, the capital of Belgium. More information about Ghent can be retrieved from www.visitgent.be
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