How to Reach Ghent - The Easiest Way 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.

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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 Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 22.51 km Average time: 42.97 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 26.32%
    Bus 18.2 min Waiting 8 min Walking 6.2 min Train 2 min Overall average time for 5.1 kms 34.4 min
  • Bike 15.79%
    Bike 7.33 min Walking 0.17 min Overall average time for 2.67 kms 7.5 min
  • Walking 10.53%
    Walking 20 min Bike 8.5 min Overall average time for 2.5 kms 28.5 min
  • Car 21.05%
    Driving 67.5 min Walking 1.25 min Overall average time for 54.25 kms 68.75 min
  • Train/Metro 15.79%
    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
  • Tram/Streetcar 5.26%
    Tram 12 min Waiting 10 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 2 kms 25 min

How to Reach Ghent from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Gentbrugge to Ghent 5.95 km 5 mins
Evergem to Ghent 6.46 km 6 mins
Melle to Ghent 10.92 km 10 mins
Ronse to Ghent 35.79 km 35 mins
Geraardsbergen to Ghent 35.95 km 35 mins
Aalst to Ghent 38.4 km 38 mins
Belsele to Ghent 42.47 km 42 mins
Hamme to Ghent 47.47 km 47 mins
Kortrijk to Ghent 56.99 km 56 mins
Bruges to Ghent 57.19 km 57 mins
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