The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Trains per day
Of the 10 trains that leave Brussels for Ghent every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Average train duration||28 min|
|Average train ticket price||$13 (€11)|
|Train frequency||50 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCB | IC, Thalys or SNCB|
Trains from Brussels to Ghent cover the 30 miles (49 km) long route taking on average 28 min with our travel partners like SNCB | IC, Thalys or SNCB. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $13 (€11), but the average price of train tickets is $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Gent St Pieters.
Find the best trains between Brussels and Ghent with Omio's travel partners Thalys and SNCB from $13 (€11). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Brussels and Ghent with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Are you making plans to travel between Brussels and Ghent? Why not take a train with Thalys? Omio can show you current Thalys train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Brussels to Ghent trains all in one place. On the Thalys train, you can expect to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Brussels and Ghent. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Brussels and Ghent, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thalys train to Ghent from Brussels, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!
SNCB is Belgium's main train company and offers First class or Second class tickets for your train to Ghent from Brussels.
Looking to travel by train to Ghent from Brussels? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with SNCB. Check Omio to see current SNCB train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Brussels to Ghent train and book SNCB tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Brussels to Ghent, you can expect to travel 30 miles (49 km) one-way with SNCB. If you search for trains from Brussels to Ghent in the Omio app, you can check if the SNCB ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with SNCB, we do the work for you to get you safely to Ghent from Brussels. Book that perfect Brussels to Ghent train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with SNCB!
With no regular buses between Brussels and Ghent, trains are the most convenient and popular means of commuting between the two cities. There are hourly departures from Brussels, and the frequency increases on weekends. On average, a train from Brussels to Ghent takes about 30 minutes. The first train leaves Brussels at about 5:40 a.m., while the last one departs at about half-past midnight.
About 117 trains service the Brussels-Ghent route per day, covering the 35-mile journey in about 30 minutes. That duration varies between 28 minutes and 38 minutes, depending on the service taken and time of departure. All of the train connections between Brussels and Ghent are direct. The earliest train leaves at about 5:45 a.m., and the final train departs at about 12:30 a.m.
The train from Brussels to Ghent takes approximately 30 minutes. However, the journey could be longer or shorter, depending on the service taken and the time of departure. The fastest trains take about 26 minutes, while the slowest trains complete the journey in just over one hour.
Departure train station: Trains from Brussels to Ghent leave from depart from either Bruxelles Midi or Central train station. Bruxelles Midi lies about 1.9 miles from the city center, and a bus will get there in around 10 minutes. The station has luggage lockers, cafés, shops, and a ticketing office.
Arrival train station: Trains arriving from Brussels stop at Gent-Sint-Pieters train station. The station is about 2.4 miles from the city center, and is accessible by bus or a tram in about 11 minutes. The station features restaurants, ticketing offices, shops, and a lost-and-found.
Belgian national rail company SNCF is the main provider of train services from Brussels to Ghent. One of the oldest train operators in Europe, it's the best choice for connections by train from Brussels to Ghent. It takes an average of 30 minutes for trains to commute from Brussels to Ghent, although the duration varies according to the service taken. Some direct trains take as little as 28 minutes, while the slowest trains along this route complete the journey in just over an hour.
With about 117 trains covering the Brussels-Ghent route per day, SNFC offers reliable transportation between the two cities. The earliest train departs at about 5:45 a.m., and the last connection leaves at about 12:30 a.m. The average time to travel between the two destinations is about 30 minutes.
Passengers on SNCF can choose from first- and second-class carriage services. First-class coaches offer more space and legroom. Also, travelers with first-class tickets can enjoy food and drink in the lounges. Second-class carriages also offer exceptional comfort but have tighter luggage restrictions than first class. Passengers can bring guide dogs as well as small animals such as cats and birds, as long as the latter are in cages and do disturb other passengers.
Only foldable disassembled and standard-size bikes are allowed. The company does not allow towing bicycles or tricycles on board. SNCF offers assistance and support to passengers with disabilities, with special equipment such as sound beacons and braille for the visually impaired.
Travelers on a budget will be happy to hear that it's possible to get cheaper tickets. They can search for and compare train tickets before booking. SNCF releases its tickets 3 to 6 months prior to departure. Travelers can also cut ticket costs by booking slower trains with connections along the way, and avoiding traveling during peak hours, when tickets are the most expensive.
When taking a train from Brussels, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. When you arrive in Ghent, your train can arrive in train stations including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Brussels.
The most popular arrival train station, Gent St Pieters, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center of Ghent.
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