Finally, the Ghent Festivities are back! Everyone is ready for 10 days of partying, so a lot of people are planning to come to Ghent. To make sure everything goes smoothly, here's an overview of the best possible options to reach Ghent hasslefree.

By car

If you arrive by car, you can park in one of the P+R car parks. These car parks are located outside the Festivity Zone (not accessible to motorised traffic from 19/7 to 30/7 from 1 PM till 6 AM) and have an easy connection to public transportation so that you can get to the festivities safely.

Do you still need to park in the city centre? Then take into account the Low Emission Zone and the temporary ban on on-street parking.

If you have a parking card for persons with reduced mobility, you can park in the reserved parking spaces indicated on the map below (on-street parking in the Festivity Zone is temporarily prohibited).

P+R car parks

Connection with a tram:

  • P + R The Loop/ Flanders Expo (2800 free parking spaces) - Adolphe Pégoudlaan: From tram stop Flanders Expo, where several ticket machines are located, tram 1 (24h/24h) runs via Gent Sint-Pieters station to Koophandelsplein and Gent Zuid.
  • P + R Sint-Pietersstation (300 paying parking spaces) - Sint- Denijslaan: From the Sint-Pietersstation tram stop, where you will find several ticket machines and Lijnwinkel, tram 1 (24h/24h) and 3 run to Koophandelsplein and Gent Zuid.
  • P + R Neptunus (142 free parking spaces) - Botestraat: From the Botestraat tram stop, where you can find a ticket machine, tram 2 goes to the Gravensteen tram stop and back (last return at 01:25 AM).
  • P + R Gentbrugge Arsenaal (280 free parking spaces) - Brusselsesteenweg 602: From tram stop Schooldreef, take tram 2 to Gent Zuid or Vogelmarkt and back. 
  • P + R Gentbrugge E17(207 free parking spaces) - Land Van Rodelaan: From tram stop Gentbrugge P+R, take tram 2 to Gent Zuid or Vogelmarkt and back. 
  • P + R Ledeberg (500 paying parking places) - Hundelgemsesteenweg 2B: From the tram stop Hundelgemsesteenweg, tram 1 and 3 go to Vogelmarkt and Gent Zuid.

Check the De Lijn route planner in advance for the most up to date information.

Check the traffic dashboard in advance for real-time traffic info on the available parking spaces of both the bicycle parking, car parking and P+R's.

Staying in a hotel in the city centre?

A number of hotels in Ghent are located in the Festivity Zone and can only be reached via a specific route. Check the details of your hotel before you leave.

By public transportation


By train to Ghent:

If you come to Ghent by train you can get off at 2 stations.

  • Gent-Dampoort Station is within walking distance (15min.) of the Festivity Zone.
  • Gent-Sint-Pieters Station is a 30-minute walk from the Festivity Zone, but you can catch tram 1 (24h/24h) or 3 here, which will take you to Koophandelsplein in 10 minutes.

Make sure you use the WEEKEND Ticket (Fri-Sun) for a nice discount.

The tram or bus of De Lijn:

De Lijn has adjusted its timetable for the Ghent Festivities. Tram 1 will continue to run around the clock. You can buy tickets through various channels: in the De Lijn shops, at the pay machines, through the De Lijn app or website or contactless on the bus or tram.

By bicycle

During the Ghent Festivities, bicycles are not allowed in the festival area between 13:00 and 06:00 hrs (bicycles are allowed by hand). Park your bike on the edge of the festival zone in one of the bike parks.

By taxi

Would you rather be transported? You can take a taxi at specific locations in the city centre and beyond. These are indicated on the map below Please note that taxis are not allowed to drive through the Festivity Zone between 1 PM and 6 AM.