Gent

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Getting there
There are a number of options. These are some of them:
Ryanair Glasgow to Charleroi, then train (hour and a half)
BA Manchester to Brussels, then train (an hour)
GNER Leeds/York to London, Eurostar to Lille or Brussels, then train (an hour)
P&O Ferries Hull to Zeebrugge, then train (45 mins)
Jet2 or KLM Leeds-Bradford to Amsterdam, then train (3 hours)
 
Belgium railways
 
Getting around
A bus/tram ticket costs one euro and can be used within the city limits for an hour from the time it's validated. You buy tickets from the driver (he validates the ticket) or from a machine, in which case you validate the ticket by inserting it in the yellow box when you get on the bus or tram. The machines are located at several strategic spots around town like the railway station and the central market square.
 
Transport map
 
Guides & info
Football Supporters' Federation (top quality guide to city and ground)
Ghent tourism site
SideStep
EZtrip.com

www.trabel.com
use-it.be (young person's guide!)
City centre map
 
Hotels
hotelscomparison.com
HotelandHotels
LateRooms.com (Ghent and Brussels)
Venere.com (Brussels only) - enter a discount code of
BP93PTS on the Booking Details screen to get 4% off
Accor Hotels (Ghent and Brussels)
 
Club and ground
KAA Gent's ground (
Jules Ottenstadion) is a good 3 miles from the station and the centre of town (map). The club's web site only tells you how to get there by car, but for anyone without a motor it's the tram. From the station it's the 21 (every 10-15 minutes during the day, every 20-30 minutes in the evening). From the town centre you catch the 4 to Zuid (every 7-8 minutes during the day, every 15 minutes in the evening), then jump on the 21.

KAA Gent