How to Reach Ghent

How to reach Ghent


  • On Foot: The city is quite small and much of the centre is easily on foot, but the train station is a little way out and you'd be best off taking a tram into the city from there.
  • By Bicycle: It can be quite a shaky experience given the number of cobblestone streets in the city, but bikes are a cheap and convenient way to get around.
  • Public Transport: Buses and trams form Ghent's public transport options and if you buy a 10 ticket pass, you get 10 journeys for 9 Euro. You must buy a ticket from machines, as they are not for sale in the vehicles themselves.

Modes of Transportation in Ghent

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Ghent. The most preferred mode of transport in Ghent is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 20.93 km Average time: 44.88 min

  • Train/Metro 25%
    Train 48.33 min Other 18.33 min Waiting 13.33 min Walking 5 min Tram 3.33 min Overall average time for 56.67 kms 88.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 16.67%
    Bus 21.5 min Waiting 11.5 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 5.5 kms 38 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 8.33%
    Tram 12 min Waiting 10 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 2 kms 25 min
  • Bike 25%
    Bike 7.33 min Walking 0.17 min Overall average time for 2.67 kms 7.5 min
  • Car 16.67%
    Driving 72.5 min Walking 2.5 min Overall average time for 30 kms 75 min
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