Transport by train
Ghent is very easily accessible by train from all cities in the Benelux. The main railway station is Gent Sint-Pieters. International journeys can be planned on this webpage of the national rail services.
Transport by tram/bus
Both trams and busses in the city of Ghent are operated by the company De Lijn.
A short distance ticket costs €1.20 when purchased in one of the company's sales points (news paper shops, supermarket, ...) or via a dispensing machine. Tickets can be purchased from the driver as well, but at an increased rate (!). The driver does not accept notes larger than a €10-note. The types and fares page lists all types of fares, including a 3-day pass of €10.00 and a card of 10 journeys (Lijnkaart), at €0.90 each.
You must validate your card or ticket, using one of the yellow machines inside the bus or tram. The button numbers refer to the number of zones that you will travel (most likely 1), NOT to the number of passengers you want to pay for.
Important lines and platforms
The interval between trams and buses of the above lines ranges from 5 to 15 minutes.
Bus and tram platform maps are useful for following locations:
- Gent Sint-Pieters, which is the main railway station.
- Gent Dampoort, a smaller railway station.
- Korenmarkt, the main bus and tram stop in the historical city center.
(!) All of the above links refer to the current plans and schedules, subject to the KoBra urban renewal project.
From Gent-Sint-Pieters to the campus. Take line 4 (direction 'Moscou'), line 1 (direction 'Van Beverenplein', 'Wondelgem' or 'Evergem'), or line 24 (direction 'Melle Leeuw') and get off at tram stop 'Rabot'.
From the campus to Gent-Sint-Pieters. Take line 4 (direction 'Flanders Expo'), line 1 or line 24 (both direction 'Sint-Pietersstation') and get off at tram stop 'Sint-Pietersstation'.
From Gent-Sint-Pieters to the city center. Take line 1 (direction 'Van Beverenplein', 'Wondelgem' or 'Evergem') and get off at tram stop 'Korenmarkt' or 'Gravensteen'.
From the city center to Gent-Sint-Pieters. Take line 1 (direction 'Sint-Pietersstation') and get off at tram stop 'Sint-Pietersstation'.
Individual journeys can be planned by the company's route planner.