Taking the car to FACTS? Then read these traffic warnings!

 

 

In short

The E40 highway is under construction during the FACTS weekend,
so we expect a lot of traffic and delays.

We would like to give you three valuable tips and
clear redirections to reach FACTS next weekend.

Leave extra early!

If you count about 1 hour extra to your travel time, then it should be OK. Even during the weekend, the E40 highway can be really busy and crowded, so it’s important to take that into account. The constructions will cause a lot of issues, that’s for sure.

Choose public transport!

Taking a train and a tram to FACTS is a great experience. No parking stress! And don’t forget: if you go to train station Ghent Sint-Pieters, then you can take Tram 1 for free just by showing your FACTS ticket. Just follow the cosplayers and you’ll be there in no time!

Keep an eye on FACTS’ social media for Parking Lot updates!

We will keep everyone informed on the status of the parking lots. Our parking zone is HUGE, but not infinite. Full = full. Another reason to come earlier! The best alternative parking would be Ghent Sint-Pieter train station. You can take Tram 1 for free from there.

REDIRECTIONS!

Be warned: there will be roadworks on the E40 motorway in the vicinity of Flanders Expo. With the information below and the map (behind the button below) we will help you to get as smooth as possible to Flanders Expo.

These traffic changes take place from the 26th of September till the 6th of October. In this period we are expecting a lot of inconveniences. Traffic will drive on two contracted tracks in both directions between Zwijnaarde and Sint-Denijs-Westrem. The exit 14 Expo – The Loop on the E40 will be closed towards Ostend.

You are heading to Flanders expo and are coming from:

The E40 from the direction of Ostend?

  • Take exit 14 Expo – The Loop

 

The E40 from the direction of Brussels?

  • Take the traffic exchanger in Merelbeke and follow the R4 in the direction of Eeklo
  • Take exit Expo – The Loop

 

The E17 from the direction of Antwerp?

  • Take the traffic exchanger in Zwijnaarde and follow the R4 in the direction of Eeklo
  • Take exit Expo – The Loop

 

The E17 from the direction of Kortrijk?

  • The traffic exchanger in Zwijnaarde is closed in the direction of E40 heading to Ostend.
  • Continue on the E17 towards Antwerp and take the exit 9 -> U.Z. Gent
  • After the bridge take again the E17 in the direction of Kortrijk
  • Hold right and take the R4 in the direction of Eeklo
  • Take exit Expo / The Loop

Leaving FACTS?

  • The E17 in both directions is reachable trough the R4. Continue in the direction of Merelbeke and take the chosen direction of the E17 in Destelbergen.
  • The E40 in the direction of both Brussels and Ostend is immediately reachable on The Loop through the entrance ramp