Practical Info

Getting there
 

By TGV/Thalys/Eurostar

visit NMBS Europe for more information

From London:
Eurostar timetable www.eurostar.com

  • Duration: 3h00
  • Changes: 1
  • ​Route: London St Pancras - Bruxelles-Midi - Gent Sint Pieters


​From Paris:
Thalys Timetable www.thalys.com

  • Duration: 2h10
  • Changes: 1
  • Route: Paris Nord - Bruxelles-Midi - Gent Sint Pieters

From Lille:
TGV timetable http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/train-ticket

  • Duration: 1h13
  • Changes: 1
  • Route: Lille Europe - Bruxelles-Midi - Gent Sint Pieters


From Brussels Airport to Ghent?


From home to Brussels airport

  • Brussels airport is open 24h/24h and offers disability access.
  • Contact: Tel: +32 2 753 77 53
  • website


From Brussels airport to Ghent

  • Railway is situated at level -1 in the airport.
  • Ticketing office: open 06.30 until 22.00
  • 2 direct trains per hour to "Gent Sint Pieters"
  • ​Other connections possible through Brussels North station. For more information on train schedules visit http://www.railtime.be/website/home-en.

 

From Brussels South Charleroi airport to Ghent?

From home to Brussels South Charleroi airport

  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport, also called Charleroi Airport, is located in Gosselies, 46 kilometers south of central Brussels.
  • Contact: Tel: +32 78 15 27 22
  • website


From Brussels South Charleroi airport to Ghent

  • At Charleroi airport, there are two ticket dispensers where you can buy tickets valid for "any Belgian destination". This ticket covers a journey in a TEC bus,  and a train journey (from Charleroi-Sud to any station in Belgium). The two ticket dispensers are placed outside the airport, near Door 2. Two methods of payment are accepted: cash or credit/debit card.
  • TEC bus from the airport to Charleroi-Sud station (every 30 minutes)
  • Train: with 1 change in Bruxelles-Midi (from platform 20 to platform 16), every hour. Duration: 1h28, Route: Charleroi-Sud - Bruxelles-Midi - Gent Sint Pieters
    For more information on train schedules visit
    http://www.railtime.be/website/home-en.


From Lille – Lesquin Airport to Ghent?

From home to Lille airport

  • Lille-Lesquin Airport is an international airport situated in the north of France.
  • Contact: Tel: +33 320 496 747
  • website


From Lille Airport to Ghent 

  • The platform for the shuttle between the airport and Lille station is situated next to Main Door A.
  • Bus from the airport to 'Lille Flandres' railway station (every hour), Duration: 25 minutes
  • Train several times a day, Duration: 1h06
  • For more information on train schedules visit 
  • http://www.railtime.be/website/home-en.

 

From railway station Gent Sint-Pieters to the city center (Korenmarkt)

  • Line 1: from 'Railway station Gent Sint Pieters' - direction 'Wondelgem' or 'Evergem.
  • Trams from railway station Gent Sint-Pieters depart from a separate platform outside the railway station (to your left when you leave the station through the main entrance –  direction Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein)
  • Stop: 'Korenmarkt' or 'Gravensteen'
  • Every 4 minutes