The after-hours event on Monday will be held at the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts (Fernand Scribedreef 1 – see Maps). The conference on Tuesday will take place at the Ghent University Aula (Volderstraat 9 – see Maps). Both are located in the city centre, within walking distance of public transportation. Both buildings are fully accessible for people with dissabilities.
From Brussels Airport – Zaventem
By train – Brussels Airport-Zaventem station is located on level -1 of the terminal, at a small distance from the arrivals hall (2nd floor) and the departures hall (3rd floor). The travel time for direct trains to Ghent is 54 min.
From Brussels Airport South – Charleroi
By bus – Nine times a day a shuttle bus travels between Charleroi Airport and Bruges via Ghent. The bus service is offered by Flibco.com. The bus stops at the back side of the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station. The bus ride takes about 90 min.
By train -With a combined ticket, you can take a bus transfer outside the terminal to the railway station Charleroi-South in 20 min. From there, a train ride to Ghent takes approximately 90 min.
From the main station Gent-Sint-Pieters
The railway station is just a 10 min walk away from the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts and about 25 minutes from the Ghent University Aula. Tram line 1 (direction Evergem/Wondelgem) connects the station to the city center (Korenmarkt). Tram line 1 departs in front of the main entrance to the railway station, on the left.
The most important highways to Ghent are the E17 and the E40, which intersect near the city.
Highway E17: When coming from The Netherlands or Germany: go via Antwerpen, then follow the direction ‘Gent’, and later on ‘Gent Centrum’. When coming from France: go via Kortrijk, then follow the direction ‘Gent’, and later on ‘Gent Centrum’.
Highway E40: When coming from The Netherlands or France: go via Oostende, follow the direction ‘Gent-Antwerpen’ (E17), then follow the direction ‘Gent’, and finally follow the direction ‘Gent Centrum’. When coming from France or Germany: go via Brussels, follow the direction ‘Gent-Antwerpen’ (E17), then follow the direction ‘Gent’, and finally follow the direction ‘Gent Centrum’.
Please note that Ghent is a frontrunner in promoting urban sustainable mobility and as such actively discourages the use of cars in the city center. As of 1 January 2020, the inner city is a low-emission zone with access restrictions for certain vehicles. There is a large underground parking lot called “Sint-Pietersplein (P10)” close to both venues. This is easily accessible from the highway and costs around EUR 25,00 / day.
Ghent University, including layout and organisation:
The city of Ghent: