During Car-free Sunday, cyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders and strollers are given free rein in Ghent's traffic-free city centre.

Ghent Car-free is part of Mobility Week, which is an initiative to make people more aware of sustainable mobility. Cities all across Flanders organise car-free moments with numerous extra activities.

How to reach Ghent?

The zone within the R40 ring road will be closed to motorised traffic between 10 am and 6 pm. Leaving the city via the major traffic axes will be exceptionally allowed at an appropriate speed.

Public transport

Will you travel by train? Tram 1 or 3 will take you from the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station to Zuidpark and buses 33, 70, 71, 76, 77 or 78 will take you from the Gent Dampoort railway station to the city centre. All other buses and trams will also follow their usual route.

By car

Park your car at a park and ride site on the outskirts of the city and use public transport to reach the city centre. Are you staying in a hotel that has its own parking facilities? Then you may enter the city driving at walking speed via the major traffic axes, provided you can show your hotel reservation. Disabled people may also enter the city, provided they can show their parking card for people with a disability.

By taxi

Taxis will operate normally and may enter the car-free zone at walking speed. 

By coach

Use a car park or Kiss & Ride at the edge of the car-free zone: car park  Dampoort, car park Yachtdreef or K&R Godshuizenlaan.

This activity takes place on a location within the low emission zone

Are you driving to Ghent? First check whether you may enter the city centre with your vehicle. Clean vehicles may enter the city centre free of charge, polluting vehicles have to pay. Is your vehicle allowed to enter, but do you not have a Belgian or Dutch number plate? You will ALWAYS have to register!

Find out all there is to know about Ghent’s low emission zone (LEZ) here
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