How to find us


Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy 
Ghent University 
Blandijnberg 2
B-9000 Ghent

By plane

From Brussels National Airport: take the direct train to Ghent (railway station 'Gent St-Pieters'). There should be at least one train going to Ghent every hour. Alternatively, first take a train to Brussels (railway station 'Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi'); there take the train to Ghent (with final destination 'Oostende' or 'De Panne'). 

By train/tram

Most international trains (including Thalys and Eurostar) arrive in Brussels (Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi). There you can take the train to "Gent St-Pieters" (the trains with final destination 'Oostende' or 'De Panne'). There is a train from Brussels to Ghent every 30 minutes till +/- 23.00h. The trip Brussels - Ghent takes 35 minutes. 
There is also a direct train connection from Lille (France, station Lille Flandres) to Ghent. 
Be careful: get off in Gent ST-PIETERS and not in Gent DAMPOORT. 
Outside the railway station Gent St-Pieters there are numerous stops for buses and trams to the centre of Ghent. To get to BIG, take trams 1, 10, 11, 12 or 13 in the direction 'Korenmarkt'. Get off at 'Sint Kwintensberg'. There, you follow the road upwards between the coffee-bar Illy and the pizzeria (the street is called Sint Kwintensberg). The university-building is on the top of the hill, on your left. 
For more information on trains: NMBS .
For more information on buses and trams: De Lijn .

By bus

Eurolines offer a direct bus connection to Gent St-Pieters from nearly every big town in every European country. But if they don't, they most probably drive to Brussels (Brussel Noord/Bruxelles-Nord train station). From there take the train to Gent St-Pieters. 

By ferry

Some ferry lines go from the United Kingdom to Oostende (Ostend) or Zeebrugge. In Oostende you can take the train to Gent St-Pieters at the ferry terminal. In Zeebrugge you take the train to Brugge (Bruges) and there change trains to Gent St-Pieters.

By car

You will probably come in on highways E17 or E40, which intersect near the city (see the map).

Highway E17:
via Antwerpen (Antwerp): from The Netherlands, Germany 
via Kortrijk: from France 
Follow the direction "Gent", and then take direction "Gent Centrum" (B401) 

Highway E40:
via Oostende (Ostend): from The Netherlands, France 
via Brussel (Brussels): from France, Germany 
Follow the direction "Gent Antwerpen" (E17), then follow the direction "Gent", and finally follow direction "Gent Centrum" (B401) 

In both cases the elevated highway (B401) will take you directly to the centre of Ghent. When the highway comes down to ground level, go left at the first traffic lights (under the bridge) and go right at the second traffic lights. If you then go straight on, you will see a large parking square called Sint Pietersplein. From there you can see the university building (the building with the high square tower).