Ghent’s public transport is well organised, with a wide network of trams and buses. The buses and trams in Ghent will take you to where you want to go from early in the morning until late in the evening: for free if you have a CityCard. The CityCard Ghent allows you to use all the trams & buses in Ghent without paying extra!

Tickets here: choose tram 1, 2 or 4

What if you haven’t got a CityCard Ghent with all its great benefits?! You will find a ‘Lijnwinkel’, or ticket shop, at Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, Korenmarkt and Gent-Zuid (Woodrow Wilsonplein) where you can buy tickets. Always buy your ticket in advance from the Lijnwinkel or a machine at the tram or bus stop.

Tram lines 1, 2 and 4 take you from one end of Ghent to the other, passing right through the city centre.

Contactless payment on buses and trams

Contactless payment on the De Lijn buses and trams is possible with your debit card, smartphone or smartwatch. You just have to hold your card or device in front of the white terminal. One ride costs € 2.5. Within the hour, you can take any bus or tram you like free of charge. Please note: Only 1 means of payment (debit card, smartphone or smartwatch) per person.

Additional measures against the spread of the coronavirus/ COVID-19

Tickets are only for sale at the ticket machines or in the Lijnwinkel. From 4/05/2020 onwards it is mandatory to wear a face mask (12 years and older) on public transport.

Route planner De Lijn

Looking for the easiest route by public transport in Ghent? Consult this handy route planner to plan your trip in the city.
Consult the route planner