Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station

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Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station

Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station
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Monu D
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India537 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
During our day trip to Ghent from Brussels we arrived at St. Pieters station, one of the two train stations in Ghent. It’s not a big station but the walk from the platform to the main hall was fairly long and some construction work was going on as well. The hall, which has beautiful artwork on the walls and ceiling, is equipped with vending machines & manned counters for purchase of train tickets, seating for waiting passengers as well as kiosks to pick up coffee & snacks. It also has luggage storage facility.

Boarding and de boarding assistance is extended to Wheelchair travellers provided an online request is made well in advance. The station also has a wheelchair accessible toilet, which is a boon for wheelchair users.

The bus and tram stops are just outside the station but it took us some time to figure out where to buy the tickets from. The old town (the main attraction of the city) is around 20/25 minutes by tram. Note that a day ticket is cheaper than 2 single journey tickets.

Finally, would like to mention that the building looks quite pretty during sunset which we noticed on our return to the station in the evening.
Written March 7, 2020
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JSolitude
Ostend, Belgium1,121 contributions
Oct 2021
This impressive historical train station was built in 1912 and had several and still ongoing renovations. Especially worth visiting is the entrance hall with murals depicting several major cities in Belgium.
Because renovation is a lengthy process the walking corridors to the platform are a bit bland and not up to the splendor of the main entrance. Now the station is a blend of historical elements (the tower, the entrance, the older tracks) and added modern elements (the roof over the main entrance).
Public transport connections are nearby if you head out the main entrance: tram, bus, taxi are in very near walking distance.
Written November 12, 2021
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal189 contributions
Oct 2021
Very good boards to view times tables. The ticket kiosks are in several languages. Clean and well organized. Some of the locations you may need to translate into your language. Some of the destinations are named by the train station, not a city, so make sure you know which station you need to get to. A great option to get to Bruges and down to Brussels.
Written October 6, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,534 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went to Gent on a day trip by train. We found Gent station quite good and easy to navigate once we got used to it, in a matter of minutes. We have only been to Gent once but had no trouble with the train service. The station has some artistic merit, as when you look up to the ceiling you will see some lovely artwork. Also around the building there are some art pieces.The station itself appeared large and relatively clean, except for some "works" being carried out at the time. This is quite common around Europe, but also around the world where improvements to facilities seem to be constant! There is a number of shops at the station and the staff appeared friendly enough and helpful. Toilets are not free and attract a fee of about 50 cents, which is common throughout Europe! Buying tickets and finding platforms is no different to other stations anywhere. If you are new, and there for one day you may find it a bit difficult, but you need to exercise some common sense and asking for assistance saves time. Most people, if not all, speak English and will help if asked. On one occasion we appeared to be a little lost and were approached by a local who offered help willingly and cheerfully. Regarding parking, at least for bikes, you should have no problem. There is lots of space outside. There are hundreds, probably thousands of bikes outside the station, possibly for hire, possibly private, I don't know.
Written January 25, 2019
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Jaxfan68
Houston, TX132 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
After arriving, look for the Information trailer OUTSIDE of the Station, near were the buses are. They will give u a map of Ghent and a tram map. Don't be put off by having to take the tram. It will cost you €1.30 to reach the city Center on Tram #1 ( your stop will be Kronenmart). Get off the tram and you are in the Center. Remember to VALIDATE your ticket on the tram. Loom for a yellow machine and simply stick your ticket in.
For the return trip, keep in mind that the ticket machines at the tram stop are pre-set. Simply insert €1.30 and hit the green button. The ticket will be dispensed
Written September 10, 2014
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China142,258 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We recently made a day trip from Bruges to Ghent, finding Gent-Sint-Pieters station to be a small and functional place to arrive and depart the city.

Here you find a small hall with expected ticket counter and machines with a corridor providing access to the various station platforms for onward transportation. There are a few eateries and retail shops and lockers for day use. The main hall has artwork murals on the upper walls as well.

Just outside the station you'll find taxis as well as a tram hub. Take Tram line 1 into the Historic City Centre of Ghent. You can purchase tram ticket cards from the machines next to the tram pickup spots. Exit the tram at Korenmarkt to begin your sightseeing. You can return to the station the same way when ready to leave Ghent.
Written January 30, 2019
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Veleiro
Dunkirk, France111 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
Nearly all Belgian railway stations are worth a detour. Antwerp, Leuven, Liège, Ostend, Veurne, Oudenaarde, Verviers are very beautiful. Even the three stations in Brussels (being less old) or the one in Bruges are architectural highlights. Ghent is no exception. Nicely restored. Great paintings on the ceilings and the walls representing all major Belgian cities with their tourist highlights. A colourful sgrafitto dream!
Written February 9, 2013
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KristineGarina
Thessaloniki, Greece30 contributions
Aug 2012 • Friends
Be very careful, I just had my wallet stolen from my handbag there. Somewhere between the ticket office and getting on the train. Highly unpleasant. Take care of your belongings!
Written August 20, 2012
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TravelersTogether
Massachusetts62 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Beautiful, clean, efficient and organized station where you purchase your tram tickets to reach the city center which is only about 15 minutes away.

It is also home to the most beautiful Starbucks we have seen in Europe.

It was simple to train from Brussels to Ghent. Everyone spoke English.

The trains ran on time.

Go and enjoy!
Written April 11, 2019
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ofra01
Jerusalem, Israel149 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
This is the main station for people arriving at Ghent - a tourist city - but it is not geared for tourists.
- All signs are only in Flemish. We almost got on the wrong train because we couldn't tell the arrivals from the departures. Ghentinians are nice so someone saved us from making this mistake.
- There is no information point for tourists.
- The Ghent City Card, which includes free transportation, cannot be purchased there (at least at the time of our visit, and the web site still claims you can), so you either need to pay for a one-time tram ride to the center, or walk - as we did - to a museum some 20-30 min away with all your luggage.
- Bathrooms cost 0.5 Euro to use are very old and while not visibly dirty do not feel clean due to bad repair
Written September 11, 2015
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