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Cheap flights to Ghent

Popular inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$609Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip from$677From Las Vegas to Brussels
One-way from$245One-way flight from Las Vegas to Brussels

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Ghent right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Ghent along with the rest of Belgium. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The Belgian Government has prohibited all non-essential travel to and from Belgium from January 27 to March 1. Certain exemptions apply for urgent family or professional reasons. Further details are on the Belgian Government Coronavirus website (in French) Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland. Travelers entering Belgium will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. From January 1, UK nationals are no longer classified as EU/EEA nationals and will not be allowed entry to Belgium. Essential travel is still permitted. These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in Belgium. They will be allowed to re-enter the country, but will need to present proof of residency. Travelers arriving from Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand or Uruguay are also allowed to enter Belgium. Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may enter the country. Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.

Entry requirements

All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours to their arrival. Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to their departure. Children under the age of 12 and residents of Belgium are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result. From December 25, travelers arriving from the UK must present a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Belgium has created a 'traffic light' system to track countries and regions which are experiencing high incidence rates of COVID-19. All Travelers from "red zones" will be required to self-isolate for 7 days after arrival, while those entering Belgium from "orange" regions are asked to be vigilant. The updated list of regions can be found on this site (in French). Residents returning from a red zone and staying there for more than 48 hours must undergo a mandatory test on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. As from January 2, passengers will receive a text message upon their return with which they can register at a test center. The testing capacity at Brussels Airport will be further expanded to allow incoming travelers to be tested voluntarily upon arrival. Test capacity is being developed at Charleroi Airport and at Brussels-Midi station. Travelers arriving from the UK, South Africa, and South America are subject to a 10-day self-isolation on arrival and must take a COVID-19 test on entry as well as on day 7 after arrival.

If you are looking to book a trip to Ghent and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Ghent?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Ghent. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to BRU airport?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Ghent. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

Flights to Ghent will transport you to a city steeped in history: In addition to serving as the birthplace of Charles V, one of the most notable monarchs in European history and former Holy Emperor of the Roman Empire, Ghent is where the Treaty of Ghent was signed to conclude the War of 1812. This Belgian city, located in the province of Flanders, is home to majestic castles that have been standing since the 15th century. 

Ghent was once the largest cloth producer in Europe and the largest medieval city after Paris, but today these beautiful stone backdrops provide a quaint setting for one of Belgium’s most underrated cities. Ghent normally takes a backseat to Bruges and Brussels, but visitors booking Ghent flights find plenty to do here throughout their stay: Ghent hosts a milieu of marvelous festivals over the course of the calendar year, including the Gentse-Feesten each July and the International Film Festival of Flanders every October. Even if there’s no party scheduled for the dates coinciding with your flight to Ghent, the countless museums, cafes and cultural events are sure to make your visit to Ghent one you’ll never forget.

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Ghent climate

Regardless of when you book your flight to Ghent, the weather is on your side. You’re bound to encounter mild conditions in this Belgian city: Seasons tend to ease into each other with the transitional periods of fall and spring acting as temperate buffers for Ghent’s cold winters and warm summers. November-January temperatures rarely dip below freezing and hover closely to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while June-August highs reach only up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit on the hottest days. 

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Best Time to Fly to Ghent

Ghent is a four-season destination and there’s no bad time to fly there.

Peak Season

Christmas and New Year’s are celebrated with street markets, feasts and performances, so be sure to make your travel arrangements today if you plan on joining the throngs of tourists flocking to East Flanders towards the end of December. June-August is prime booking time for Ghent. 

Off-peak Season: 

There’s no bad time to visit Ghent but you’ll have a better chance of getting cheap flights and hotels in the shoulder season months of October, (early) November, February and March.

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Getting around Ghent

After you’ve booked a cheap flight to Ghent, keep saving money with Ghent’s easy and affordable public transportation. Since Ghent is one of Belgium’s biggest cities, it offers several easy ways to get around town. The De Lijn trams are very efficient and the company also operates night buses. You can’t get a direct flight to Ghent, since the city doesn’t have an airport. Fly into Brussels Zaventem Airport, and take a direct train to Ghent’s downtown. 

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Ghent Travel Information

  • Though Ghent’s stunning churches and castles are perfect for picture taking during the day, don’t miss a night-time stroll past St. Bavo’s cathedral, the Castle of the Counts and St. Michael’s Bridge. These must-see sights are beautifully lit, and you’ll avoid traffic and crowds when you go after sunset. 
  • Gentes Feesten, or Ghent Fests, have party animals booking flights to Ghent in droves to check out the biggest party the city holds each year. Ghent Fests consists of four separate festivals which take place in July: The Blue Note Festival, the International Street Festival, the International Puppet Festival and the 10 Days Of Dance Festival have the streets of the historical downtown district buzzing.
  • Make sure you sample mastel, while you’re in Ghent. This doughnut-shaped bread is also referred to as Saint Hubert’s bread, because the tradition is for bakers to bring baskets of the bread to church on the saint’s feast day for the pastries to be blessed. 
  • Fashion savvy foreigners book flights to Ghent to learn about the history of clothing – the city was the former cloth-producing capital of Europe. The Design Museum, which showcases wares ranging from 17th century garments to psychedelic sofas from the 70s, makes for a Ghent activity. For those who can’t get enough of Flemish fashion, consider taking a day trip to Antwerp: Antwerp is home to the Antwerp Design Academy and fashion institute, and the designs cultivated by the creative genius of students studying there have rocked the fashion runways of Europe for decades. 
  • Belfort, a UNESCO-protected belfry, houses a collection of 54 bells whose rings have been heard echoing throughout the city since the 14th century. A hefty walk up the stairs to the top of Belfort provides the ambitious climber with breathtaking views of the city.

 

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