The Belgian city of Ghent is only about 45 minutes away from Brussels International Airport, making it easy to reach for anyone who loves fine food, drink and historical attractions. Anyone looking for flights to Ghent from the UK can fly into Brussels from London. Easyjet fly from Gatwick, and British Airways from Heathrow. United and Delta operate flights from New York JFK and Newark, while Jet Airways fly from Delhi. Those coming from Johannesburg can fly with KLM and change in Amsterdam, while flights to Ghent from Australia or New Zealand will require a couple of stops along the way. Ghent Airport currently does not offer any direct flights, but Brussels is not far away. To get from there to Ghent, passengers can take a direct train which takes 54 minutes and runs twice every hour during the day. Head to the Airport Station, located below Terminal 1 at Brussels International airport.
Ghent has idyllic, picture-perfect medieval architecture, impressive churches and a gorgeous cathedral that will enchant anyone who visits. There are fascinating historical sites like the castle, with its exhibits detailing the various forms of torture that took place there. Then there are streets and streets filled with shops selling Belgian chocolates, flowers and craft products that could only have been made in Ghent. Tour the city's welcoming bars and sample the region's exquisite beers, dine on mussels and fries or take some time to visit Ghent's many galleries and museums. After that, climb up Belfort Tower, a 14th century bell-tower which commands beautiful views across the city. Ghent is a romantic destination, a gastronomic delight and a place that welcomes everyone who visits.