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Segregation, Immigration, and Educational Inequality: Traveler's Information

Transportation and hotel accommodations for guests of the "Segregation, Immigration, and Educational Inequality: conference in Ghent, Belgium on September 21, 2013.
Overview Program Travel Info

How to Get to Ghent

There are two international airports in Belgium:

  1. Brussels Airport: serves most regular airlines. In Brussels Airport you can take a direct train to Gent-Sint- Pieters (the main railway station of Ghent).
  2. Charleroi Airport (also called Brussels-South Airport): serves mostly low-cost airlines (like Ryan Air), This airport is not recommended. In Charleroi Airport you can take the shuttle bus to Brussels Zuid/Midi railway station (a 45 minute ride), which runs every 30 minutes. There you can take a direct train to Gent-Sint- Pieters (the main railway station of Ghent).

NOTE: Pay attention that you take a train with final destination De Panne, Oostende or Knokke-Blankenberge; these will take you to Ghent in less than an hour. There is one other train to Ghent that will take at least one hour and a half, so you might want to ask whether the train you take is a good one. will always give you the best options. 

When arriving in Ghent you can take the tram or a taxi. Tram 1 will take you right in front of the conference venue in about 15 minutes, get off at Korte Meer.



Hotels near the conference venue:

  1. Hotel ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal: Rooms from 75 Euros per night.
  2. Novotel Gent Centrum: Rooms from 114 Euros per night.
  3. Court Saint-Georges Hotel: Rooms from 95 Euros per night.
Note:  The rate may be a little bit higher if you want to change reservations free of charge. Both hotels have rates to change the reservation up to 24 hours before arriving. 

More accommodations can be found at: 

If you prefer to stay in a Bed and Breakfast, you can take a look on this website:


Conference Location

Department of Sociology, Ghent University
Korte Meer 5
9000 Ghent


How to Get to the Conference Location 


By public transport

  From railway station ‘Gent Sint-Pieters’:

  • Tram 1 (every 6 minutes) Get off at Korte Meer.
  • Tram 24 (every 20 minutes). Get off at Kouter.

  From Gent Zuid:

  • Tram 4 (every 6 minutes), tram 24 (every 20 minutes) or bus 17 (every 30 minutes). Get off at Korenmarkt.
  • Tram 21 or Tram 22 (every 15 minutes).
  • Get off at Kouter.


By car

Two parking lots are close to the location of the conference: Parking P5 Kouter and Parking P6 Centerparking (in Korte Meer). Follow the signs throughout the city to reach the parking lots. The parking lots are less than 200 meters away from the Ghent University Department of Sociology. 


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