At the main station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, you will find railway links to all the cities in Belgium. This city also has a direct line to Brussels International Airport. You can join the European high speed train network with a quick change at Brussel-Zuid or Lille, just over the border in France. A direct daily connection on the high-speed Thalys network will take you to Paris, and the Eurostar will take you to London.
How do you get to the historic centre from the station?
The city has a well-organised public transport system with an extensive tram and bus network. You can get anywhere in and around Ghent by tram or bus from early in the morning to late at night.
Tram 1 travels from the main railway station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, to the city centre every ten minutes.
The city centre is also easily accessible from Gent-Dampoort railway station. The following buses travel frequently to the centre: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39 (leave the bus at the Korenmarkt stop).