How to reach?

By foot
By foot

Ghent's Stadshal is right in the middle of the historic city centre, so it's perfectly accessible on foot. This is not only cosy and relaxing, it's also healthy.

By bike
By bike

As Cycling City, Ghent is committed to the comfort of cyclists. Plan your route with the cycle route planner.

Once you've arrived, you can easily park your bike in the guarded cycle sheds:

  • Guarded cycle park under the Stadshal
  • Guarded bicycle parking Korenmarkt (under the Sint-Michiels bridge)
  • You can rent a bike from the Ghent Bike Embassy: 

Public transportation
Public transportation

Ghent is easy to reach by train from many towns and cities. The Ghent Dampoort station is within walking distance of the city centre. You will find all information and timetables on

De Lijn has an excellent offer to take you to the centre of Ghent. During Gent Smaakt all normal transport tickets, such as season tickets or a card of De  Lijn, are still valid.  All information and timetables can be found on:

By motorbike

If you are coming to Gent Smaakt by motorbike, you can find parking space in the following places: At Sint-Jacobs, Kammerstraat and Drabstraat. 

By car
By car

Park your car at a free park-and-ride (P+R) and continue by tram or bus to the Ghent city centre:

There are bicycle sheds at every park-and-ride. In addition, a number of P+R car parks are equipped with Trapido share bikes.


Urban car parks: 

  • Parking garage Vrijdagmarkt - Follow P1
  • Parking garage Reep - Follow P2
  • Parking garage Savaanstraat - Follow P4
  • Parking garage Sint-Michiels - Follow P7
  • Parking garage Ramen - Follow P8
  • Parking garage Sint-Pietersplein - Follow P10.

Non-urban car parks: 

  • Parking Zuid - Follow P3
  • Parking Kouter - Follow P5
  • Centerparking - Follow P6

More info on the website of Stad Gent.

  • Coming from the direction of Eeklo, Evergem, Lovendegem, Waarschoot, Zelzate ....? Choose P+R Weba/Decathlon (free shuttle!), P+R Bourgoyen or P+R Neptunus.
  • Coming from the direction of Lochristi, Lokeren, Sint-Niklaas ...? Choose for example P+R Oostakker or P+R Gentbrugge Arsenaal.
  • If you come from the direction of Aalst, Wetteren, Zottegem...? Choose, for example, P+R Expo-The Loop or P+R Gentbrugge Arsenaal.
  • If you come from the direction of Aalter, Nevele, Deinze, De Pinte, Sint-Martens-Latem ...? Choose P+R Watersportbaan or P+R Bourgoyen.
  • Coming from the direction of Gavere, Oudenaarde, Merelbeke....? Choose P+R Expo-The Loop or P+R Hekers.

More info on the website of Stad Gent.


Taxi stands are provided at the following locations, among others: Drabstraat, Bij Sint-Jacobs, Vlasmarkt and Pakhuisstraat. 

More info on the website of Stad Gent.

Less mobile persons

Around the pedestrian area, but also near the city centre, there are several free parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities, even where paid parking or a blue zone rules apply. However, free parking does not apply in the underground parkings. 

Attention: with a parking card for people with disabilities you cannot park in reserved residential areas.

More information on the website of Stad Gent.