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travel route from Utretch to Gent, need advice

our hotel is Snooz Ap Holiday & Business Flats, address: Onderstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Is it suggested to be off at Saint-Pieters Station. Then what transportion I can take to arrive at our hotel VS if I am off at Dampoort station, then ride a cab to the hotel ? how much costs?

Attached a link of the train timesheet, is this the right link ?
https://www.trainline.eu/results/utrecht-centraal/gent-sint-pieters/2018-09-10-10:00?_ga=2.231164895.1966219292.1530061375-325983812.1524983153&passengers=adult%2Csenior

Thanks.

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Yes, you mention 2 properties. Snooz Ap Holiday and hotel VS. Which?

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i just updated my question.

Sam, only staying at one hotel Snooz Ap Holiday & business flats. Onderstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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Yes, Dampoort is closer, so get off there. Taxi cost? Dunno, budget 10 EUR?

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Check NSInternational.nl (website of Dutch railways). Tickets for the regular trains are slight cheaper (50 euros for a senior and an adult) than at Train line, but for the Thalys they quote 120 euros for a senior and an adult (Train line: 132 euros)

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Coming from Antwerpen in this case get out at Gent-Dampoort and ask for a bus to Sint-Jacobs/Vlasmarkt (everybody in Gent knows this place). The stop is near the Gothic Sint-Jacobs church. From there some 10 minutes walking to your apartment. Trams and buses are serviced by De Lijn everywhere in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Think Dampoort has only coin operated ticket machines, but the driver sells tickets too however will cost more. If you have to wait in Antwerpen-Centraal you can buy them there too at the Lijnshop. Making more use of public transport a Lijn card for 10 trips can be a good investment as can be depending what you want to do a CityCard Gent.

https://www.delijn.be/en/vervoerbewijzen/ritkaarten-dagpassen/ (CityCard Gent see Ticket + tourist excursion)

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Hi Wil,

the 10 ticket pass Liji card can only be used in Ghent, or all cities in Belgium ?

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de Lijn tickets can be used wherever de Lijn has routes. That is not all of Belgium, it is all of Flanders.

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“ all of Flanders” per google, it’s between Amsterdam, and north Belgium. So would I be benefit for all my destinations ( Utrecht-Ghent- Bruges, Antwerp, Belgium).

Could you point out which part is not included?
So I could have an idea.

Thanks.

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De Lijn tickets are only valid on buses and trams operated by De Lijn. De Lijn operates in the Northern part of Belgium, Flanders (eg Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp). So public transport in Utrecht (in NL) and the train from Utrecht to Ghent (operated by NS, NMBS/SNCB and/or Thalys) are not included.

These tickets are valid on buses/trams that look like this:
http://kempennieuws.be/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/de-lijn-bus-1.jpg

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As already said Flanders is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Drawing an east-west line just passing the southside of Brussels it divides the country in Flanders, the northern Dutch (Flemish) speaking part and Wallonia, the southern French (Walloon) speaking part. But it is also a political division each having their own government and also own public transport facilities for buses, trams and metro’s. So for Flanders is this only De Lijn and services public transport in and between Antwerpen, Gent, Brugge, Mechelen and Leuven for instance. Meaning tickets, so a 10 ticket pass too!, bought in Brugge can be used in all other mentioned cities too and vice versa.

Bilingual Brussel(s) is an exception having it’s own public transport MIVB/STIB where you can not use the tickets of De Lijn. As the Grand Place is at walking distance there from Brussel-Centraal railway station you likely won’t need tickets there.

But trains are national with their own tickets, you can’t use De Lijn tickets for train travel. For the rest De Lijn has nothing to do with public transport in the Netherlands. Trains from Utrecht to Belgium are international, so buy your tickets in Utrecht or online in the Netherlands.