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Of the 2 bus that leave Brussels for Ghent every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 50 km distance in an average of 55 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 50 m .
The slowest bus will take 1 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Brussels to Ghent will cost around $ 7 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 7.
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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.
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.
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.