How to reach

gent_by_nightGent - at the heart of Europe

Gent occupies a central position in Europe. With a number of over 50.000, Gent has the largest population of higher education students in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Several campusus are found within the historical town or at the outskirts of Gent. This makes it a socially and culturally unique and diverse town to welcome the many tourists and students every year. If you want more information about the town, you can visit the official website of Gent.

Traveling to Gent

By car (plan your route under the map)

By plane

For more information, visit the website of Brussels Airport.

By train

The easiest way to travel to Gent by train would be through Brussels or Lille. There is a direct train leaving Brussels Airport (Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven) for Gent-Sint-Pieters each half an hour, the trip taking about 45 minutes. For train schedules in Belgium, visit the official NMBS website.

Traveling to PSB

By bus

At the front of the railway station 'Gent Sint-Pieters' take bus 47 (platform 10, direction Oudenaarde), bus 49 (platform 10, direction Geraardsbergen), bus 70 (platform 6, direction Zwijnaarde), bus 71 (platform 6, direction Nazareth) or bus 72 (platform 6, direction Merelbeke).

After about fifteen minutes, you will cross the bridge over the canal and the E40 motorway, and you have get off at one of the following two stops:

  1. The first stop marked 'Bollebergen' (for all busses). The Technologiepark is on the other side of the large roundabout. Walk into the park, go straight on at the roundabout; the VIB-UGent research building (A5a) is the first building on the left.
  2. The second stop marked ‘Technologiepark’ (for all busses except bus 47). The Technologiepark is straight in front of you on the other side of road. Walk into the park, go straight on until you reach a T-junction; the VIB-UGent research building (A5a) is located across on the right.

Bus schedules can be found on the official website of 'de Lijn'.


You can find accomodations for your stay in Gent here.