ELAG 2013 will take place at the conference rooms ‘Zebrastraat‘, near the historical center of Ghent.
How to reach Ghent
There is a good connection between the Brussels train stations and Ghent, with at least two trains an hour (approx. until midnight). For details and timetables, check www.b-rail.be/main/E/.
If you arrive in Ghent by train, you will be arriving at Ghent Sint Pieters train station. The city center can be easily reached from there: take a tram or bus to the center, or grab a taxi.
- In Brussels International Airport (‘Zaventem’), you can take a direct train to Ghent, which takes almost an hour, or you can take a train to the Brussels train stations (North, South or Central) and there catch a direct train to Ghent (approx. 30 min.).
- ! The biggest train station in Brussels is Brussels South : Brussel Zuid in Dutch- but it’s called Bruxelles Midi in French (we like things complicated)
- Brussels South/Charleroi airport (mainly for Ryanair flights) is 70 minutes from Ghent. There are easy connections from the airport to Brussels. From there frequent train connections to Ghent are available. There are also bus connections from the airport to Charleroi-Sud railway station.
- ! To make things even more complicated: Brussels South Charleroi airport (which is in the city of Charleroi) is not the same as the Brussels South train station (which is in Brussels).
Getting around in Ghent and reaching the conference venue
The conference venue Zebrastraat can be easily reached:
- By bike: we will have bicycles for rent to travel between the venue and the city centre. Check your registration form for more details!
- On foot : it’s a 20 min walk from the ‘Gent Sint Pieters’ train station, 15 min walk from ‘Gent Zuid’ and 25 min walk from the city center (‘Korenmarkt’)
- By public transport (see www.delijn.be for itineraries and schedules)
- From the city center
- Tram 4 direction: Moskou, stop: Gent Sint Lievenspoort
- Bus 70,71,72,76,77,78 (direction: De Pinte/Deinze) stop: Leeuwstraat or Tentoonstellingslaan
- Fom the Gent Sint Pieters train station
- buses 70,71,72,76,77,78 (direction: Lochristi/Wachtebeke/Oostakker) stop: Leeuwstraat or Tentoonstellingslaan
!if you’re staying for the whole week, it is cheaper to buy a ‘Lijnkaart‘ which costs 9 €. These can be bought in press shops and in automats at transport hubs. It’s valid for 10 trips. Don’t forget to have it stamped in the yellow automats (inside the bus or tram)!
- From the city center
- There’s a fixed price for the first 3 kilometer, then the meter starts running. A ride between any hotel/ conference meeting point/Ghent train station should cost between 10 and 15 €
- Taxi’s are waiting at all major city squares and transport hubs, but you can always reach them at these numbers: