Low-emission zone in Ghent

  • To improve air quality, Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road) is a low emission zone. Only vehicles that meet entry requirements will be allowed into this zone. Check your vehicle before coming to Ghent. 

    Do you have a question? Take a look at the frequently asked questions, contact us (lez@stad.gent, +32 9 210 10 30) or make an appointment. Because of the corona measures, the possibilities to make an appointment are limited.  

  • Registration obligation for foreign number plates

    Permitted vehicles with a foreign number plate must be registered. You can register your vehicle with the online tool. Always check your vehicle in advance to avoid a fine!

    ATTENTION: Beware of certain commercial companies that offer you a service/sticker against payment. The City of Ghent is not in any way involved. 

Your vehicle is not automatically allowed. How can you temporarily enter the zone?

Where is the low emission zone?

The low emission zone in Ghent is marked in pink on the map below. Enter your destination address in the search bar and check whether it is located in the LEZ.

How does the low emission zone work?

  • How do you recognise the low emission zone?

    The low emission zone can be identified by these signs. This traffic sign is also used in other low emission zones in Belgium.

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  • What are the entry requirements?

    The most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed to enter the city. These are older diesel-powered vehicles and very old petrol-powered vehicles.

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  • How does the City of Ghent check your vehicle?

    If you're driving in the low emission zone, you are automatically checked by a smart camera.

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Different ways to travel to Ghent, subsidies and more information

  • What are the alternatives?

    You can reach Ghent in various ways. You are welcome to come by car, put perhaps public transport will be faster?  

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  • Check out our premiums and subsidies

    Find out whether you qualify for premiums or subsidies in your capacity as a Ghent resident or entrepreneur.

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  • More info? 

    Take a look at the frequently asked questions, read the leaflet or contact the LEZ team (+32 9 210 1030, lez@stad.gent).