From BruCON 2017
take heed! we had to move location. The address of the new location is as follows:
Aula Academica of the Ghent University Voldersstraat 9 9000 Gent Belgium
By Public Transport
Once you've arrived in Ghent-Sint-Pieters by train, you can either take a good walk (the venue is a little over 2 km away from the station), or you take tram 1 direction Evergem. I think it is the 6th (Gent Korte Meer) or the 7th (Gent Korenmarkt) stop, but don't hesitate to ask fellow tram passengers to tell you where to get off.
The following bus and tram lines have stops in (more or less) close vicinity of the venue:
- Tram: 1, 4, 24, 21, 22
- Bus: 3, 4, 17, 18, 38, 39, N1, N3
The nearest stops are:
- Korte Meer
More information and schedules can be found on http://www.delijn.be
Getting to Ghent by train is piece of cake. Once you have arrived at the airport in Brussels, take the train from the airport to any major Brussels train station (North, Central or South). From any of these stations about three trains an hour ride to Ghent (usually direction Ostend, or Knokke, or De Panne). It takes you about 40 minutes to get to Ghent-Sint-Pieters, which is Ghent's main train station.
Trains between Antwerp and Ghent also run frequently (at least 2 per hour).
Online ticketing and more information on train schedules (and delays) is available on:
Our National Airport is located near Brussels at Zaventem. For more info, check http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/
When you book your airplane tickets make sure you head for Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) and not for the deceptively-named Brussels North or Brussels South, neither of which are even all that close to Brussels (but in Antwerp and Charleroi, respectively.)
The easiest way to reach Ghent from the airport would be by train (basement level -1 at the airport). If you are lucky, you can catch a direct train to Gent Sint-Pieters. On weekdays, there would be two trains per hour (destinations either Gent Sint-Pieters or De Panne), during the weekend you'd only have one direct train per hour to Gent Sint-Pieters).
Another option is to take a train headed towards Brussels (Quévy, Quiévrain, Brussel Zuid,...) and get a connecting train in Bruxelles Nord/Brussel Noord). You might want to have a look on the section By train above or consult http://www.nmbs.be or http://www.railtime.be.
By Space Craft
On July 21st 2011, as spacecraft Atlantis rolled to a stop at it's home base, our partnership for space travel stopped. No Space Craft services to Brucon have been planned for the near future.
Sleep is good. Sleep is healthy. If you need sleep, have a look at our suggestions below.
List of hotels, hostels and other accommodation opportunities
Via Resotel your BruCON crew managed to offer very competitive conditions for various hotels. Click the link below for more information.
For those amongst you who prefer the "Budget" option on WikiTravel, here are several alternatives:
Hostel De Draecke http://www.vjh.be/gent.htm
Hostel 47 http://www.hostel47.com/