Transportation

Transportation

By air

The main Belgian airport is Brussels-National Airport, located in Zaventem near Brussels, about 60 km from Ghent. The easiest way to travel from the airport to Ghent is by train.

For flight details, connections and local transportation from the airport please check the airport's website: http://www.brusselsairport.be.

For budget airlines see http://www.charleroi-airport.com/nl/brussels-south-charleroi-airport/. 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: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/.

How to reach Ghent University by train

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 (subsequently Noord/Nord, Centraal/Central and Zuid/Midi).
Here you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via "Gent-Sint-Pieters", Ghent's main railway station (directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberge, Oostende all stop in Ghent).
Some trains run directly from the airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters.

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 here, take a train to Brussels Midi/Zuid, where you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via Gent-Sint-Pieters, Ghent's main railway station (directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberge, Oostende all stop in Ghent).

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

Switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via Gent-Sint-Pieters, Ghent's main railway station (directions Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberge, Oostende all stop in Ghent). Ghent is on the crossroads of the international lines "London–Brussel&ndashlKöln" and "Paris–Lille–Antwerpen".

Information on timetables and prices: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/.

About US

ENN4 is organised under the auspices of Narratology@UGent, the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, and the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. We acknowledge the financial support of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO-Vlaanderen) and of the Doctoral School Arts, Humanities and Law (Ghent University).