Getting around in Ghent

Getting around in Ghent

Ghent has a car-free city center, making it very pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly.


By foot

Ghent is the perfect city to explore by foot. At the information desk in the Tourist Centre (Address: Oude Vismijn, Sint-Veerleplein 5, 9000 Gent), free tourist maps are vailable. Or download a map here.


Public transport

Buses and trams take you anywhere in and around Ghent from early in the morning until late at night. A free map can be obtained at the main bus terminals from ‘De Lijn’ near ‘Gent-Sint-Pieters’ railway station, near ‘Korenmarkt’ and at ‘Gent-Zuid’.



Hop on hop off water tram

The hop on hop off water tram offers a different way to explore some of Ghent’s attractions. A boat takes you along the Castle of the Counts, Graslei-Korenlei, Museum Site, St Peter’s Abbey, St Bavo’s Cathedral and Veldstraat.




Taxis can be found at strategic locations around the city (for example ‘Gent-Sint-Pieters’ railway station and ‘Korenmarkt’). Preferably, you can also phone or reserve a taxi in advance.

Go to for a list of all the taxi companies or ask your hotel to call a taxi.