The Orpheus Institute is situated in the city centre of Ghent.
Belgium’s international airport (Brussels Airport) is situated in Zaventem. From Brussels Airport it is possible to travel by train to Ghent. In the airport, follow the signs to the train station, which is below ground level. Buy a ticket for Ghent St-Pieters station (direct train: app. 1h10min; stop train: 1h40min). From Ghent St-Pieters station, you can take a tram, bus or taxi to the city centre.
The other main airport is situated in Charleroi. From Charleroi Airport (official name: Brussels South Charleroi Airport), you can take the shuttle bus to Brussels Zuid/Midi station (app. 1 hour). From Zuid/Midi station you can take the train to Ghent St-Pieters station (app. 35 minutes). From Ghent St-Pieters station, you can take a tram, bus or taxi to the city centre.
There are two railway stations in Ghent – Gent Sint-Pieters and Gent Dampoort – which allow smooth access to the Belgian railway network. At these stations, there are several buses and trams to the city centre. You can also take a taxi.
- From Gent St-Pieters station: take tram 1, direction ‘Wondelgem/Evergem’ and hop off at the ‘Korte Meer’ stop.
- From Gent Dampoort: take bus 3, 17, 18, 38 or 39 to the city centre and hop off at the ‘Korenmarkt’ stop.
If you decide to come by car, you will find Ghent at the intersection of two highways:
- E17 connecting Lisbon, Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Köln, Copenhagen, Stockholm;
- E40 connecting Calais, Ghent, Brussels, Frankfurt, Vienna, Budapest, Sophia, Istanbul.
GPS coordinates for the Orpheus Institute are 51.051665 and 3.722871 or follow the p-route directions to ‘Parking Kouter' (P5) or ‘Parking Center Parking/Korte Meer' (P6). Both parkings are at walking distance from the Orpheus Institute. (More info: parking map Ghent)
Since 2017 the city centre of Ghent has a circulation plan. To prevent cars to needlessly traverse the city center, the circulation plan divides the city into 6 sectors and one big car free/pedestrian zone. Whoever wants to move from one sector to the other, needs to make use of the inner city ring. (More info)
On 1 January 2020 Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road) will become a low-emission zone (LEZ). Only vehicles that meet the conditions for admission will be allowed into this zone. Avoid being fined and always check your vehicle before coming to Ghent. Permitted vehicles with a foreign number plate must be registered. You can register your vehicle from September 2019 via the registration tool at www.lez2020.gent. If you enter the low-emission zone, you are automatically checked by a smart camera. More info: www.lez2020.gent