Choosing to fly in for your city trip? Ghent does not have an airport of its own but is easy to reach from the two main airports in Belgium: Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

Ghent is only a 45 minutes’ drive away from the national airport of Belgium, Brussels Airport, in Zaventem. On the lowest level you will find the airport’s own railway station, Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven, accessible by lift and escalator from the arrivals hall. There are several connections to Ghent.

Brussels South Charleroi Airport is a 70 minutes’ drive away from Ghent. Nine times a day a shuttle bus travels between Charleroi Airport and Bruges via Ghent, making Ghent more accessible to tourists visiting Flanders via Charleroi Airport. The bus will take you to Gent-Sint-Pieters station. Here, you can take tram line 1 to the historical centre.

The other Belgian airports (Ostend, Antwerp and Liège) receive flights from various European cities and have easy direct connections to Ghent.