Are you coming to Ghent by train? Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station is where you will start. It is easy to get into the city from here. Take the tram, bus or a taxi. Prefer exploring at your own pace? Simply hire a bicycle! You can also get a bite to eat in and around the station. Or buy a CityCard that will open up the whole city to you for two or three days. Now you’re ready to go!

Arrival in Ghent

When you arrive at Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, you have several options for getting into town. Walking into the city centre takes about 20 minutes. But Tram 1 gets you there even quicker! If you’d rather take a taxi, you will find one under the bus station. Handy tip: you can buy a CityCard from the De Lijn shop. It gives you free admission to top attractions, museums and monuments for two days. You can also use it to travel free-of-charge on public transport in Ghent, without restrictions. It’s a great way to explore the city for a weekend, completely hassle-free!

Need a break?

Feeling a bit peckish when you get off the train? There’s no need to look far. You’ll find everything you need on Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein! A cosy pub, tearoom, brasserie or hotel: all of them are right outside the station. Need something from the shops? There is a small supermarket as well. This is the perfect place to replenish after your train journey. Or why not enjoy a quick snack or drink before you leave?

Cycle to the museum

It is quick and easy to get to Ghent’s top museums from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station. The S.M.A.K., the Museum of Fine Arts and Ghent City Museum are all just a 10-minute walk away. Don’t fancy walking? Go by bike! De Fietsambassade has bike hire spots behind the station. It’s a fast and easy way to move around the city.

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