Getting there

Getting there

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 very easy options.

We have our own underground parking space at 15€ per night/per car.


Ghent is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station. Thanks to the high-speed Eurostar and Thalys trains, you can travel from Ghent to Paris in barely 2 hours and to London, Amsterdam and Cologne in less than 3 hours. The two main stations in Ghent are:

Gent-Sint-Pieters Station: From here tram no. 1 will take you direct to the city centre. Take the stop 'Verlorenkost'. From there it's a 5 min. walk.

Dampoort Station: From here, buses 6 and 78 will take you direct to the 'Zuid'. From there it's a 2 min. walk.

We provide a printable map to get to our hostel: DOWNLOAD THE MAP HERE


Ghent is only 45 minutes from the international airport of Zaventem 'Brussel Airport'. On the lowest level you will find the airport’s own railway station, Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven. There are several connections to Ghent.

Brussels South/Charleroi airport is 70 minutes from Ghent. There are more than 20 bus connections from the airport to the capital every day. From there frequent train connections to Ghent are available. There are also bus connections from the airport to Charleroi-Sud railway station. Trains for Ghent can also be boarded there.

International coaches

Eurolines runs daily coach services to more than 500 destinations in Europe. Ghent is one of them.

You can book your journey at the website:

Parking for coaches

Visitors can be driven to our Hostel. The coaches need to be parked on specific city-parkings.

More info: Carplan-Ghent