Arriving at Brussels airport:
The airport City Express leaves from within the airport building (floor -2) and takes you to one of the main stations in Brussels (subsequently Noord/Nord, Centraal/Central and Zuid/Midi). Here you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via "Gent-Sint-Pieters", Ghent's main railway station (Directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberghe, Oostende all stop in Ghent). Some trains run directly from the airport to "Gent-Sint-Pieters".
Arriving by train in Brussels:
Switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via "Gent-Sint-Pieters", Ghent's main railway station (Directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberghe, Oostende all stop in Ghent). Ghent is on the crossroads of the international lines "London - Brussel - Köln" and "Paris - Lille - Antwerpen"
>> Information on timetables and prices can be found at the NMBS website.
Continuing by car:
When leaving the airport, immediately follow the road signs "E40 Gent-Oostende". After about 15 km on the Brussels ringway "R0" you will see the actual exit to the motorway "E40". Stay on this road for about 50 km and you will see the exit "Gent-centrum", which will bring you to the centre of Ghent.
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