parking ghent
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The inner city of GHENT is a paid parking area with priority for residents with p-permits. In some residential areas parking is free but limited with the international blue disc.


p-europe The entire city centre of Ghent (the area within the ring road) is a Low Emission Zone that regulates the entry for cars, minibuses, buses and coaches. Old diesel vehicles (Euro 1 standard or without Euro standard) are banned from the zone. For entering the LEZ you need to have a LEZ Pass to avoid a fine. More about LEZ GHENT.
car parking ghent


City Centre
Pay Times
Charge and Stay
Monday to Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
• 1 hour : € 2.50
• 2 hours : € 6.00
• 3 hours : € 10.00
(maximum 3 hrs)
19:00 -24:00
€ 1.50/hour
(unlimited parking)
Sunday / Public Holidays (*)
Free parking (*)
(*)Please not that paid parking applies on Boxing Day.


p-europeNear the train stations Dampoort and Gent-Sint-Pieters paid parking is set on Mon-Sat from 09:00-19:00 hours. Max stay is 3 hrs, p-rate € 1.50/hr.
p-europeIn the Residential zones paid parking is set on Mon-Sat from 09:00-23:00 hours. P-rate 09-19 : € 1.50/hr, p-rate 19-23 : € 1.00/hr. Max € 4.50/day.


The city offers a big parking capacity in car parks. Parking rates : €0.50-1.50/hour, daily maximum is € 5.00-15.00.
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Free parking is possible on most of the P+R locations on the outskirts of the town. Public bus transfer to the city centre is available.
p-europe P+R Gentbrugge - Land van Rodelaan 9 - 9050 Gent
p-europe P+R Oostakker - Antwerpsesteenweg - 9040 Gent
p-europe P+R Flanders Expo - Maaltekouter 1 - 9051 Gent (chargeable parking)
p-europe P+R Wondelgem Industrieweg - Liefkensstraat - 9032 Gent
p-europe P+R Wondelgem - Botestraat/Blauwstraat - 9032 Gent
p-europe P+R Mariakerke - Brugsesteenweg 650 - 9030 Mariakerke
p-europe P+R Moscou - Jozef Vervaenestraat - Gentbrugge

Events in Ghent

Some of the biggest events in Ghent include:
  1. Ghent Festivities: This 10-day festival takes place in July and features a variety of cultural events, concerts, and street performances throughout the city.

  2. Gent Jazz Festival: This popular jazz festival takes place in July and features performances by both international and local artists.

  3. Light Festival: This biennial event takes place in January and features light installations and projections throughout the city.

  4. Ghent Film Festival: This international film festival takes place in October and showcases a variety of films from around the world.

  5. Floralies Ghent: This floral exhibition takes place every five years and features stunning floral displays, garden designs, and floral art throughout the city.

Popular tourist Attractions in Ghent

  1. Gravensteen Castle: This medieval castle dates back to the 12th century and offers a glimpse into Ghent's rich history.

  2. Saint Bavo's Cathedral: This Gothic cathedral is home to the world-famous Ghent Altarpiece, a masterpiece of medieval art.

  3. The Belfry and Cloth Hall: This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of a 14th-century belfry and a 15th-century cloth hall, both of which played important roles in Ghent's history.

  4. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb: This altarpiece by Jan and Hubert van Eyck is one of the most important works of art in the world and can be seen at Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

  5. Graslei and Korenlei: These two picturesque quays in the city center are lined with historic buildings and offer great views of Ghent's canals.

  6. Saint Nicholas' Church: This stunning Gothic church is known for its beautiful stained glass windows and ornate interior.

  7. Ghent City Museum: This museum is housed in a former monastery and offers a comprehensive overview of Ghent's history and culture.