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Bus Information between Brussels and Ghent

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar or Flixbus

Buses from Brussels to Ghent cover the 30 miles (49 km) long route with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Ghent.

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Brussels to Ghent with FlixBus

Find the best route from Brussels to Ghent with Omio's bus partners FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Brussels to Ghent are the following:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Brussels to Ghent: Journey Details

    There are no buses from Brussels to Ghent on a regular basis at present. The cities are just 56 km apart and trains from Brussels to Ghent offer a fast and convenient alternative. Trains run almost hourly during the day and more frequently at the weekend. An average journey by train takes approximately 30 minutes and trains are operated by the Belgian national rail service, commonly referred to as SNCB. The first trains depart in the early hours of the morning and the last leaves just before 8 p.m. each evening.

    Return trains from Ghent to Brussels are also available.

    Taking the Train from Brussels

    All trains from Brussels to Ghent depart from Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station. The station is just south of the city centre and 5 minutes from the Bourse. It's easy to reach from any district and there is parking underneath for those who wish to arrive by car. Premetro trams including 83 and 90 stop at the station. Brussels Midi/Zuid is also on the metro (lines 2 and 6) and is a stop on several bus routes.

    Getting into Ghent

    Visitors to Ghent will be captivated by its beautiful architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Explore medieval landmark's like St. Nicholas's Church and the Belfry and Cloth Hall or take a cruise on the city's scenic canals. Trains from Brussels to Ghent arrive at Sint-Pieters rail station which is about 2 km from the city centre. Travellers should take the long tunnel that connects all 12 platforms to the station entrance where they can find taxis or public transport links. The number 1 tram to Korenmarkt is the fastest way to reach the city centre with the trip taking approximately 10 minutes.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from Brussels to Ghent
    Take the bus to Ghent easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Ghent.
    FAQs
    How far is it from Brussels to Ghent by bus?
    You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km)  between Brussels and Ghent by bus.
    What bus station in Brussels goes to Ghent? What bus station do I come into Ghent from Brussels?

    There are a few bus stations in Brussels to start your journey from including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès) and Brussels, Gare Du Midi. In Ghent you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Ghent and Gent, Ghent.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi   and arrive in Ghent.

    Where is the bus station in Brussels? Where is the bus station in Ghent?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Ghent and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Ghent.

    Which bus providers can take me between Brussels and Ghent?
    Take the Brussels to Ghent bus with BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the route from Brussels to Ghent as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct bus from Brussels to Ghent?
    Yes, you can look for direct buses from Brussels to Ghent with BlaBlaCar  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Brussels
    Ghent
    Bruselas
    Amenities
    Brüssel Gare Central
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