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📍 How to get to Ghent | 🍸 EHTEL social events in Ghent

How to get to Ghent

By plane

Ghent is easy to reach from Belgium's two main airports: Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

From Brussels Airport to Ghent

Ghent is about 45 minutes away from Brussels Airport, Belgium's national airport based in Zaventem. The airport has its own railway station, Brussels-Airport-Zaventem, which offers direct connections to Ghent.

The airport's railway station is situated beneath the airport. It can be reached by lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall.

From Brussels South Charleroi airport to Ghent

Brussels South Charleroi airport is 70 minutes’ drive from Ghent. A shuttle bus goes from the airport at Charleroi to Bruges via Ghent nine times a day. The bus will take you to Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station.


By train

There are train connections to the main Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station from all Belgian cities. There is also a direct train line to this railway station from Brussels' Zaventem airport.

If you travel to Belgium via the European high-speed train network, you have various options. You can transfer directly to a train to Ghent at the railway stations in Belgium at Bruxelles-Midi or Antwerp (also called Anvers) or in France at Lille.

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How to get to the Marriott Hotel

The EHTEL Symposium and the Digital Health and Data Week are taking place at the Ghent Marriott Hotel.

Address: KORENLEI 10, 9000 GENT, BELGIUM

By public transportation: Tram line 1 leaves the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station to go to the city centre every 10 minutes. 

By foot: The Marriott is located 30 minutes by foot from the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station.


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EHTEL social events

Make time in your busy agenda for relaxing and networking!
Depending on how long you are staying, EHTEL is organising two dinners close to the Symposium premises.
You can choose which event you want to attend when registering for the Symposium:
    • On the evening of 28 November, at 19:00, an informal dinner for EHTEL members and speakers, at the Uilenspiegel restaurant: Korte Kruisstraat 3, 9000 Ghent. Show on map.
    • On the evening of 29 November, at 19:30, a Symposium networking dinner, at the Cafe Theater: 

      Schouwburgstraat 7, 9000 Ghent. Show on map.

i~HD is also proposing:
  • On the evening of 30 November, some social activities. More news coming soon.

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The city of Ghent offers a wealth of pleasant restaurants and eateries. It is also a lovely city to stroll about or cycle around. More info here.