Getting there

Using public transport

A 15 minute walk takes you from the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station to the Botanical Garden. Walk across the Koningin Maria Hendrika square (in front of the station) bearing slightly to the right and enter the Koningin Astridlaan. Cross the Kortrijkse Steenweg at the end of this street. You are now in the Citadel Park. Continue in the same direction, keeping the tall ICC building (the International Congres Centre) on your left. You’ll see the garden’s entrance as soon as you’ve reached the Emile Clauslaan.

The following buses stop at the Ledeganckstraat (opposite the ICC’s entrance):

9 - 27 - 28 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 55 - 57 - 58 - 70 - 71 - 72 - 76 - 77 - 94 - 95

All these buses as well as numbers 73 and 74 link up the Ledeganckstraat with the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station.

By car

From Antwerp
E17 Antwerp - Ghent
From Brussels or Ostend
E40 Brussels/Ostend - Ghent

exit towards ‘Gent-Centrum’ =
E17 Antwerp - Ghent


  • Exit ‘Gent-Centrum’.
  • Keep to the right: go down to the right of the fly-over, follow ‘Alle richtingen’, get into the leftmost lane as soon as possible.
  • Turn left at the first traffic lights, underneath the fly-over; join the St.-Lievenslaan.
  • Straight on at the second traffic lights.
  • After 30 m, keep left at the road fork (direction ‘11 o’clock’, the main road continues to the right), entering the Fernand Scribedreef.
  • Drive through a small plaza with a museum on either side (the Museum for Fine Arts on the left, the SMAK on the right).
  • After 100 m you’ll see the garden’s entrance on the left.