Travelling to Ghent by train

Ghent's main railway station is Gent-Sint-Pieters; it is only a ten-minute-walk away from the conference venue (route description via Google maps). You can look up train timetables and itineraries, using 'Gent-Sint-Pieters' as arrival city, from the Belgian Railways site.


Travelling to Ghent by plane

Ghent is only 45 minutes from the international airport of Brussels, where flights arrive from and depart to more than 70 destinations. On the lowest level of the airport building, you will find the airport’s own railway station, Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven, accessible by lift and escalator from the arrivals hall. You can purchase a train ticket there. There are several connections to Gent-Sint-Pieters: all trains in the direction of 'De Panne', 'Brugge' or 'Oostende' run directly to Gent-Sint-Pieters. You can also change trains at Brussel-Noord.

A smaller, regional airport is Brussels South/Charleroi airport, which is 70 minutes from Ghent. There are more than 20 bus connections from the airport to the city centre of Brussels every day. From there frequent train connections to Ghent (Gent-Sint-Pieters) are available. There are also bus connections from the airport to Charleroi-Sud railway station. Trains for Ghent can also be boarded there. A ticket that combines the bus and train services can be purchased at the Airport Ticket Desk.

The other Belgian airports (Ostend, Antwerp and Liège) receive flights from various European cities and have easy direct connections to Ghent.

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Travelling to Ghent by car

As in most other Belgian cities, it is not easy to find parking space in Ghent, so traveling by car is discouraged. If you still want to enter Ghent by car, you should either take the E40 or E17 motorway. From the E17 you take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. On the E40, from the motorway intersection in Zwijnaarde you first follow ‘Antwerpen’ (E17) and then take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. The centre of the city of Ghent is a pedestrian area. The P-route leads you to the various car parks that give access to the city centre. The car park that is nearest to the conference venue is 'P+R Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station'. From there, it is only a ten-minute walk to the conference site.

Important dates:

  • 10.11.2016:
    First CFP
  • 07.02.2017:
    Deadline for submissions
  • 01.04.2017:
    Registration opens
  • 13-14.07.2017: