Transport to FACTS

Where to find FACTS

Address for the GPS: 
Flanders Expo
Maaltekouter 1
9051 Ghent
Belgium

For highway entry ways, check the car section of this page.

Tram 1

Tram 1 will ride in a normal way between Flanders Expo and train station Ghent Sint-Pieters.

Beyond Ghent Sint-Pieters, on the way to Korenmarkt, the tracks will be interrupted with buses.
Check the Routeplanner below for more details.

We highly recommend taking public transport, to avoid bottlenecks around the Flanders Expo halls.
Take note: a tram ride is not included in a FACTS ticket.

Bus routes

WARNING: on Saturday, April 6th, a spontaneous strike prevented normal service of Tram 1 and buses.
The strike should stop on Sunday, but keep an eye on our socials for the latest updates!

Buses 76, 77 and 78 normally take you to the venue and into the FACTS Forest. We highly recommend taking public transport, to avoid bottlenecks around the Flanders Expo halls. Take note: a bus ride is not included in a FACTS ticket.

Check the Routeplanner on DeLijn.be to get a clear view of the route these bus lines are following.

Train connection

Coming by train? Then be sure to get off at train station Ghent Sint-Pieters for the best route to FACTS! From there, you can get on Tram 1 and go to FACTS directly. Be sure to check the tram section of this page to stay up-to-date on any possible changes in the routes. Check the website of the NMBS via the button to plan your route.

Check for disruptions before leaving for FACTS! There could always be deviations due to roadworks. Use the button below to check, and stay alert!

Pro tip! Weekend train tickets cost 50% less compared to a weekday train tickets. So use those to travel during the FACTS weekend.

Car routes & parking

You can leave your TIE Fighter, TARDIS or other vehicle on the parking facilities of Flanders Expo, which can be accessed directly via Exit 14 of the E40 motorway (Brussels – Ostend).

Got an electric car? There are loading stations on parkings PA4 and at Hall 3 of Flanders Expo, about 50 in total. The brand is Wattify, which accepts most charge cards. If yours doesn’t get accepted, you can still pay via VISA, Mastercard, Bancontact and Ideal. Take note: the other parkings DO NOT have loading stations.

Parkings B & C will now be working with license plate recognition instead of parking tickets. Take note: Parking PA4 is exclusively reserved for VIP’s. The price for parking is 10 euro during the FACTS weekend. These prices are not the decision of FACTS. These parking lots are owned by the City of Ghent and their earnings are for the city.

Please do not park on the parking of IKEA!

Our neighbours need the parking spaces for their own shop.

Chances are high that the parking will be guarded and checked by their employees. 

Bikes & Motor bikes

Getting on your bicycle? Great! We recommend that you

  • Go down Derbystraat and over the cycle bridge.
  • Or follow the R4 and Raymond La Rochelaan to join the cycle path to Flanders Expo.

Park your bike in the stands next to Hall 3. There’s also plenty of room at the tram station to park your bicycle. 

As for the motor cycles: they pay for a parking spot just like the cars do. For directions, please check the car & parking section of this page.

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