How to Reach Ghent, Belgium

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: 21.29 km Average time: 43.41 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 31.25%
    Bus 18.2 min Waiting 8 min Walking 6.2 min Train 2 min Overall average time for 5.1 kms 34.4 min
  • Car 18.75%
    Driving 68.33 min Walking 1.67 min Overall average time for 45 kms 70 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 6.25%
    Tram 12 min Waiting 10 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 2 kms 25 min
  • Bike 18.75%
    Bike 7.33 min Walking 0.17 min Overall average time for 2.67 kms 7.5 min
  • Train/Metro 18.75%
    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
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