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Gent is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station.
The main railway station is Gent-Sint-Pieters Station.
Visitors arriving in Gent by train at the Gent-Sint-Pieters station can browse information at a digital 3D information point.
Tram no. 1 will take you directly to the city center where you take stop Korenmarkt, only 3 minutes walk from NH Hotel Belfort (Workshop) and Novotel (GA)
From Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station you can reach the station Brussel Zuid in half an hour (by 'IC' Inter City or 'IR' InterRegio train).
Here the Eurostar and Thalys high-speed trains can rush you to Paris (1½ hours) and London, Amsterdam or Cologne (2½ hours).
From the railway station Gent Sint-Pieters to the workshop venue:
For 10 Euro, you can take a taxi from the train station to NH Hotel Belfort (Workshop) and Novotel (GA)
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Train service from Lille(Fr) to Gent
Gent is only 45 minutes drive from the international airport of Zaventem Brussels Airport, where flights arrive from and depart to more than 70 destinations.
On the lowest level you will find the airport’s own railway station, Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven, accessible by lift and escalator from the arrivals hall. There are several connections to Gent.
The airport City Express leaves from within the airport building and takes you to one of the main stations in Brussels (subsequently Noord/Nord, Centraal/Central and Zuid/Midi), where you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC trains) to Gent-Sint-Pieters, Gent's main railway station. Some trains run directly from the airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters.
Brussels South/Charleroi airport is 70 minutes drive from Gent. There are more than 20 bus connections from the airport to the capital every day. From there frequent train connections to Gent are available. There are also bus connections from the airport to Charleroi-Sud railway station. Trains for Gent can also be boarded there. A ticket that combines the bus and train services can be purchased at the Airport Ticket Desk.
Shuttle services (bus) from and to Brussels South/Charleroi airport
The small Ostend/Bruges international Airport is 45 minutes drive from Gent. Airline Jetairfly operates flights to Alicante, Barcelona, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Malaga, Antalya and Rome Fiumicino. More info
Gent is located on the intersection of two major European motorways:
the E17 connects Northern Europe to the South, and the E40 runs from the North Sea right across to Eastern Europe.
From the E17 you take the Gent Centrum turnoff.
On the E40, from the motorway intersection in Zwijnaarde you first follow ‘Antwerpen’ (E17) and then take the Gent Centrum turnoff.
The centre of the city of Gent is largely a pedestrian area.
The P-route leads you to the various car parks that give access to the city centre.
These are the nearest to the workshop venue:
Vrijdagmarkt 1, 9000 Gent Seminariestraat 9, 9000 Gent Kouter, 9000 Gent Ramen 23, 9000 Gent