Ghent has a low emission zone
The Ghent city centre (the area enclosed by the ring road) has been designated as a low emission zone (LEZ) with the purpose of improving the quality of the air.
The P+R car parks below are outside the LEZ and are therefore a perfect alternative if your car is no longer allowed to enter the city center.
P+R Flanders Expo/The Loop
The Flanders Expo/The Loop car park (E40 motorway, exit no. 14) can accommodate 100 cars (free of charge for De Lijn passengers). Tram no. 1 goes to the city centre via the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station. This tram runs every 6 minutes on weekdays. At the tram stop you’ll find several ticketing machines.
At the Watersportbaan on Zuiderlaan there are 100 to 150 parking spaces available, as well as extra bike parking facilities. Buses 38 and 39 (get on at the 'Topsporthal Vlaanderen' stop) take you to the centre, and buses 41 and 43 go to Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station.
A free shuttle bus takes you from the P+R facilities of Watersportbaan to the city centre, where the bus stops at Koophandelsplein, in less than 20 minutes. The shuttle bus is usually not available on Sundays or holidays, except in the case of Sunday shopping or certain other events.
P+R Mariakerke Post
There are 25 parking spaces as well as bicycle racks next to the bridge at Brugsesteenweg in Mariakerke. You can get into the city on bus 3 (get on at the 'Mariakerke Post' stop on Brugsesteenweg).
There are 100 parking spaces, plus extra bike parking facilities, at Sporthal Neptunus on Botestraat in Wondelgem. Tram 1 (get on at the 'Botestraat' stop) takes you into the city.
To the north of the city, close to the R4 ring road are the P+R facilities of Weba/Decathlon. At the back of the parking facilities of the Weba and Decathlon shops you can find 200 free parking spots.
A free shuttle bus takes you from the P+R facilities of Weba/Decathlon to the city centre, where the bus stops at Dampoort Station and Bij Sint-Jacobs, in less than 10 minutes. The shuttle bus is usually not available on Sundays or holidays, except in the case of Sunday shopping or certain other events.
This car park can accommodate 200 cars. From the R4 ring road take exit no. 3 to Oostakker. Then follow the N70 (Antwerpsesteenweg) towards Gent. The P+R is located at the Oude Bareel (Carrefour) shopping centre. To go to the city centre take bus 17, 18, 76, 77 or 78.
P+R Arsenaal Gentbrugge
This car park can accommodate more than 200 cars and has bike parking facilities. You can reach it by motorway E17 (exit Gentbrugge) and continue in the direction of Melle (the car park is on your right) or by the R4 ring road (exit Melle) and continue in the direction of Gent (the car park is on your left). You can reach the city centre by means of tram 2 or bus 9. At the tramstop you can buy your tickets at the ticketing machine.
At Sporthal Bourgoyen (on the edge of the nature reserve) on Driepikkelstraat in Mariakerke, there are 150 to 200 parking spaces, as well as extra places to park your bike. You can get into the city on bus 3 (get on at the 'Jutestraat' stop on Brugsesteenweg).