The address of the campus is:
B-Building, Zone 3,
Gebroeders De Smetstraat 1,
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 has two stations: Gent-Sint-Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.
At the main station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, you will find railway links to all the cities in Belgium. This city also has a direct line to Brussels International Airport. You can join the European high speed train network with a quick change at Brussel-Zuid or Lille, just over the border in France. A direct daily connection on the high-speed Thalys network will take you to Paris, and the Eurostar will take you to London.
Gent-Dampoort is the city's second main train station. It's located at the north of the city and is a central hub for trains coming from Antwerp and The Netherlands.
How do you get to the campus from the station?
The city has a well-organised public transport system with an extensive tram and bus network. You can get anywhere in and around Ghent by tram or bus from early in the morning to late at night.
Tram 1 and 4 travels from the main railway station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, to the campus every ten minutes.
The city centre is also easily accessible from Gent-Dampoort railway station. The following buses travel frequently to the centre: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39 (leave the bus at the Brugsepoort stop).
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 ‘Antwerpen’ (E17) and then take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff.
The P-route leads you to the various car parks that give access to the city centre. As soon as you enter the city, the digital signs of the P Route parking guidance system will quickly and conveniently direct you to the parking facility of your choice.
Take the Circulation Plan into account. This plan excludes through traffic from the city centre. Pedestrians, cyclists and trams have more space and motorist who genuinely need to drive in the city are able to reach their destination more quickly. The city is being divided into seven sectors for the plan. Vehicles can travel between the various sectors using the ring road (R40). It is therefore best to check in advance which approach roads to use to reach your destination, within the sector in question, from the ring road.
Parking in Ghent
There is a parking reserved on the campus for two events that are happening these two days. The parking closes at night and you will not be able to access your car during this time of the day. On the edge of the city you will find P+R, or ‘Park + Ride’, car parks. You can park your car here for free and hop on the tram or bus to the city centre.
In the Ghent city centre you will find over 12 car parks with a total of almost 6,000 parking spots. If you wish to enter a pedestrian zone with a motorised vehicle between 11 am and 6 pm you will need a permit to avoid getting a fine. Parking on public property in a pedestrian zone is not permitted.