A city break by plane? Ghent does not have its own airport, but is very easy to reach from the two main airports of Belgium: Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.
Flights to and from different European destinations also depart from and arrive at the three other Belgian airports (Ostend, Antwerp and Liège).

From Brussels Airport to Ghent

Ghent is approximately 45 minutes away from Brussels Airport, Belgium's national airport in Zaventem. The airport has its own railway station, Brussels-Airport-Zaventem, which offers a direct connection to Ghent. The railway station is situated beneath the airport and can be reached via the lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall.

From Brussels South Charleroi airport to Ghent

Brussels South Charleroi airport is at a 70 minutes’ drive from Ghent. A shuttle bus drives from the airport of Charleroi to Bruges via Ghent nine times a day. That makes Ghent more easily accessible for tourists who arrive at the airport of Charleroi for their visit to Flanders. The bus will take you to the railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters, from where you can take tram line 1 to the historic city centre.