16th ENYSSP Conference in Ghent!

16th to 18th April 2020.

Travel Information

 

Wondering how you can travel to Ghent and where best to stay? Here some helpful advice from the OC. 

 

Venue address: St Bavo’s House (Biezekapelstraat 2, 9000 Gent), next to the St Bavo’s cathedral.

 

Everything you need to know can be found on the Visit Gent website. We selected the most important information below. 

How to reach Ghent

By plane

 

Belgium has two main airports where both major and low-cost companies operate:​

  • Charleroi Airport (Brussels South)(111km)

    • You can get directly to Ghent from Charleroi airport with a Flibco bus which drives 9 times a day. Estimated travel time is 70 minutes depending on traffic. It is highly recommended to book your ticket in advance! The departure and arrival of the Flibco bus is at the back of the Ghent-Sint-Pieters train station. 

By train or coach

 

By car

  • Ghent is a centrally located city which is accessible by car through two major highways

    • E40 connecting with Brussels and Germany to the East and Calais (France, UK tunnel) in the West

    • E17 connecting with Antwerp and The Netherlands in the North and Lille (France) in the South

 

  • We highly recommend parking just outside the city centre on one of the free Park & Ride parking lots and use public transport to get to the city centre (overview and info). Two of them even have a free shuttle bus to the city centre (Watersportbaan and Weba/Decathlon)

 

  • If you want to park inside the city centre you can use the underground parking lots or look for a spot in the streets. Know that parking in Ghent is more expensive the closer you park to the city centre (where the venue is located)

 

Getting around in Ghent

 

  • The city centre is quite small so you easily get around on footand enjoy the wonderful sights of the city! From Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station it’s a 20min walk to the city centre.

  • Inside Ghent there is an active local bus and tram transportation network. Everything you need to know can be found here. The Korenmarkt stop is the closest to the conference venue.

    • Tram 1 travels from the main railway station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, to the city centre every ten minutes.

    • The city centre is also easily accessible from Gent-Dampoort railway station. The following buses travel frequently to the centre: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39.

  • Attendees can also rent bikes to cycle in the city. De Fietsambassade has three bicycle hire points, these are located at Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, Gent-Dampoort railway station and under the City Pavilion in the city centre.

Where to sleep

 

As the venue (St Bavo’s House, Biezekapelstraat 2, 9000 Gent) is situated in the very heart of the city there is a wealth of accommodations to choose from depending on your preferences or budget. 

  • Hotels - The hotels in Ghent have created an interesting collaboration with Booking. All the cheapest prices can be found together on one website. Know that if this website says all rooms are booked, there are still rooms available (at regular prices) if you contact the hotel directly. Search tip: if you set the search for the landmark of the St. Bavo’s cathedral you immediately get all options closest to the conference venue

  • Hostels

  • Bed & breakfast

  • AirBnB

Please be aware the conference takes please during Easter holidays in Belgium. Since there will be a higher number of tourists travelling to Ghent accommodations might be filled faster. We recommend to book early in advance!

Get in Touch 

 

info@enyssp.com

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