Ghent lies at the intersection of the E17 and the E40 motorways and is therefore easily accessible by car or coach. With two railway stations in the city and the international ‘Brussels Airport’ at Zaventem less than an hour’s drive away, arrival by train or plane are certainly easy options. Ghent is therefore an ideal operating base for EAHM2019.
THE HEART OF EUROPE
From Amsterdam, London, Paris and Cologne you can be in Flanders – the northern part of Belgium – in less than two hours. Ghent lies right in the midst of the other top destinations in Belgium.
Ghent is easy to reach by car. The rebellious city of art is just a 45-minute drive from Bruges and Brussels (both 53 km) and less than an hour from Antwerp (60 km).
Ghent is located on the intersection of two major European motorways: the E17 and the E40. From the E17 you take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. On the E40, from the motorway intersection in Zwijnaarde you first follow ‘Antwerp’ (E17) and then take the ‘Ghent Centre’ turnoff.
We advise you to fly to the Belgian National Airport of Zaventem. In the arrivals hall - near the JAVA coffee bar - there will be a hostess who can inform and help you further.
The easiest and fastest way to get from the airport to Ghent is by train. For this you need to take the train in the airport (floor -2) and travel to Gent Sint-Pieter Station (travel time: approximately 1 hour, 4 trains/hour).
At Gent Sint-Pieter Station, an EAHM team will be ready to guide you to the shuttle service that will take you to the centre of Ghent (only on Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 8AM until 10PM).
We advise you to travel to Gent Sint-Pieter station. At the station, an EAHM team will be ready to guide you to the public transport area or to the shuttle service that will take you to the centre of Ghent (only on Wednesday 11 September 2019 until 22h00).