A bit too far off? Or just feeling like a pause from the walking and biking? Being a student at University College Ghent has a lot of advantages, including a reduced rate to ride the bus or tram.
A yearly subscription to the bus- and tramway service De Lijn without student reduction costs:
The moment you are subscribed as a student at University College Ghent, you can claim a student discount of 35% on the price of your yearly subscription. Which brings the amount to:
The real deal is that these give you unlimited access to the public transportation (bus/tram) in the whole of Flanders (and parts of Brussels).
Once you are registered as a student of University College Ghent you will gain access to the forms which you can present at a booth of ‘De Lijn’ for your subscription request.
Need more information on subscriptions and rates? Click here. Or visit a booth of ‘De Lijn’ on these locations:
Want to know what line to take to get to your destination? Click here to plan your route with the De Lijn route planner.
If you reside outside the city of Ghent, but close to a train station with a connection to Ghent you can opt for a train subscription. Belgian Rail offers a student subscription for either one month, three months or one year at a reduced rate. Be aware that this only counts for a fixed route.
If you only come and go once a week, a campus card might be a better choice.
As a youngster (18-24) you can buy a Go Pass which allows you to travel anywhere in Belgium at a fixed (cheap!) rate per journey. This might be useful if you consider extending your horizons to other cities in Flanders.
Need more information on subscriptions and tariffs? Click here. Or visit a booth of the Belgian Rail (NMBS) on these locations:
Want to know what train to take to get to your destination? Click here to plan your route with the Belgian rail.