Practical information


Ghent University – Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Blandijnberg 2
9000 Gent


Coming from Gent St-Pieters: take tram 1 in the direction of “Evergem” (or “Korenmarkt”) , the stop is called “Verlorenkost”. Turn the corner and take the rightmost street (Sint-Kwintensberg). The faculty is located at the top of the hill.

How to get to Belgium

By Air

The main airport in Belgium is Brussels-National Airport, located in Zaventem, about 60 km from Ghent. From there, you easily reach Ghent by train.

For flight details, connections and local transportation from the airport please check the airport’s website:

For budget airlines see Charleroi Airport, also called Brussels South Airport, is a smaller airport located about 60km from Brussels.

By train

Belgium has an extensive railway system. The majority of the international lines pass through Brussels from which you have good connections to Ghent. Thalys is the high-speed train that takes you to Paris, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, etc. Eurostar is the high-speed train that goes between Brussels and London. For more information please check the Belgian National Railways’ website:

How to get to Ghent by train: “Gent Sint-Pieters”

Arriving at Brussels Airport

The airport City Express leaves from within the airport building (floor -2) and takes you to one of the main stations in Brussels. There you can switch to one of the many IC trains to or via “Gent Sint-Pieters” (e.g. directions Brugge, Blankenberge, Knokke, Oostende).

Arriving at Charleroi Airport

On arrival at the airport take the direct bus (bus A) which will bring you to the train station Charleroi-Sud in about 20 minutes. From there, take a train to Brussels Midi/Zuid, where you can switch to one of the many IC trains to or via Gent Sint-Pieters.

The cheapest, most efficient way to get from Charleroi Airport to Ghent is by buying a “billet bulk” from one of the machines at the airport. The price of the ticket should include the bus transfer and also the trains from Charleroi-Sud to Gent Sint-Pieters.

Arriving by train in Brussels

Take one of the many IC trains to or via “Gent Sint-Pieters” (e.g. directions Brugge, Blankenberge, Knokke, Oostende).

See the map above for directions from “Gent Sint-Pieters” to the conference venue.


An easy and well-tested option is the Ibis Opera hotel, which is very close to the conference venue, or the one in the city center. However, Ghent has a vast number of hotels, hostels and affordable bed & breakfasts. For a wide range of options see and Further information on places to stay in Ghent can also be found at

There are five hostels in or near the city center:

There are also many options available in Ghent through Airbnb, ranging from budget rooms to entire apartments.