What are the alternatives?
Reach your destination easily and comfortably by combining different means of transport
Your car's flexibility or a tram's convenience? Why not use both? Reach your destination easily and comfortably by combining different means of transport.
Seeing the city on foot is perfectly feasible. You will find the most beautiful sights in Ghent cheek by jowl with each other in the city centre, all within walking distance.
Experiencing Ghent on a bike is a really good idea: Ghent is a manageable size and the sights are easy to find.
If you want to avoid being stuck in traffic or entering the low-emission zone with your car, then public transport is a smart way to go. The city is easily accessible by train.
By bus or tram
The city has a well-organised public transport system with an extensive tram and bus network. You can get anywhere in and around Ghent by tram or bus from early in the morning to late at night.
Travelling to the city by car? There are many smart ways to do so. Popular examples include carpooling and car sharing. The heart of the city is also easily accessible from the free park and ride sites (P+R car parks) at the edge of the city. If you are thinking about buying a car, please take into account the following tips.
Taxis are waiting for you at the Gent-Sint-Pieters and Gent-Dampoort train stations, and at many other strategic locations around the city.