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Taxi /Tram from Gent Station to centre

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Taxi /Tram from Gent Station to centre

Can anyone tell me how much I would expect to pay for a taxi from Station to centre of town (NH Belfort) - I presume there is a rank at the Station.

Also if I got the tram - what number would I need and which stop would I get off at?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Taxi /Tram from Gent Station to centre

You can take tram no. 1 from the side of the station (not the front where the buses are), from the platform on the same side as the station, where, when you have the station behind you and bicycle park in front, trams will arrive from your left and travel to your right.

You get off at Korenmarkt: if you look at the map on your hotel's website nh-hotels.com/nh/… zoom out a bit and you will see that Korenmarkt is parallel to Graslei on the bank of the river/canal. The tram stops in front of St. Nicolas' church, you can either walk around the right of the church or take Little Turkey street to the left of it, either will bring you to your hotel.

You can buy your ticket from a machine at the station (in 4 languages), I think it costs around €1.30, and Korenmarkt is the main stop for the centre so lots of people will bet getting off there - you can recognise it by the big church on the right of the tram, and MacDonalds on the left and behind the actual stop.

Distance from the station to the centre is about 2 km, I can't imagine a taxi would cost more than about €12, although of course you never know what the traffic is like.

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2. Re: Taxi /Tram from Gent Station to centre

Thanks very much for your detailed reply! Will probably attempt the tram!

Thanks.

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