Would you rather park for free? On the edge of the city you will find P+R, or ‘Park + Ride’, car parks. You can park your car here for free and hop on the tram or bus to the city centre.

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.

P+R Watersportbaan

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 Kouter, 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

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).

P+R Wondelgem

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.

P+R Weba/Decathlon

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 near 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.

P+R Oostakker

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.