Ghent has two railway stations: Gent-Sint-Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

There are train connections to the main station Gent-Sint-Pieters from all Belgian cities. There is also a direct line to this railway station from Zaventem airport.

If you travel to Belgium via the European high-speed train network, you can transfer to a train to Ghent at the station of Bruxelles-Midi, Antwerp or Lille (France).

For passengers arriving at the station of Gent-Sint-Pieters, tourist information is available at a digital 3D information station for visitors. 

Belgian railway network - NMBS

Consult the time schedule here and buy tickets

How do you travel from Brussels to Ghent by train?

Or from the station to the historical city centre?

Public transport in the city is well-organised, with an extensive network of tram and bus lines. From early in the morning to late at night, buses and trams take you to every possible destination in and around Ghent. 

Tram lines 1 and 3 depart from the main station Gent-Sint-Pieters to the city centre every 10 minutes. 
The city centre can also easily be reached from the station Gent-Dampoort. The following buses frequently drive into the city: 10, 11, 12a, 12b (stop “Korenmarkt”) or 33, 70, 71, 76, 77, 78 (stop "Zuid"). 

Luggage storage

Are you looking for lockers where you can safely leave your luggage? In Ghent this is possible in 2 places: the luggage storage facilities of both railway stations.