How to reach HiPEAC 2007, Ghent, Belgium
The nearest airport is Brussels Airport (=Zaventem Airport) at only 60km from Ghent. More info at: http://www.brusselsairport.be/
Getting from the airport to Ghent.
By far the easiest and cheapest way to get to Ghent is by train.
The train station is located in the basement (level -1) of the airport terminal building itself.
A direct ride with the Intercity Train (IC) takes less than an hour.
IR trains can take longer (1 hour 20 min) or require you to change at Brussels South (Dutch: Brussel Zuid; French: Bruxelles Midi).
Ticket price (first class/second class): € 12.10/€ 7.80
Get exact timetables at:
From: ZAVENTEM (AIRPORT)
To: GENT ST PIETERS
At the train station 'Gent St Pieters' you can:
- Take a taxi to your hotel. Taxi's are parked just to the right when you leave the train station by the main entrance. A ride costs about € 7.
- Take the tram:
- From the train platform, stairs are directly leading to the tram station. If you leave the station by the main entrance: turn left and walk to the tram tunnel.
- Take tram 1 to the city center. Tickets (€ 1.20) can be bought at the vending machines at the tram stop.
- Get of at the Korenmarkt.
A map of Ghent center, search map on:
Hotel Sofitel, where the conference takes place, is at only a few minutes walk from the Korenmarkt: walk past the church (Sint-Niklaaskerk), cross the square (Emile Braunplein) and go left to the Belfortstraat. Once past the city hall, you'll see Hotel Sofitel at your left (Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Gent).
By car, it takes at least 45 minutes to reach Ghent, depending on the traffic.
There are official (but expensive) taxi's parked outside the airport (http://www.brusselsairport.be/taxi/). A ride to Ghent can cost up to € 100.
You can rent a car at the airport and drive to Ghent yourself. (http://www.brusselsairport.be/rental/rental.cfm)
Route description on mappy, search itinerary on:
To: Town Center
You can park your car at one of the many underground car parks. When driving in the city center, just follow one of the 'P'-signs.
The nearest car parks in the center would be 'Kouter', 'Belfort', 'Center Parking' and 'Sint Michiels'.