Brussels to Ghent train

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Ghent

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

11

Average

11

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.

SNCB | IC
05:36PMBrussels0h29 06:05PMGhent
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09:53PMBrussels0h28 10:21PMGhent
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06:53PMBrussels0h28 07:21PMGhent
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08:29PMBrussels0h28 08:57PMGhent
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08:49PMBrussels0h58 09:47PMGhent
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Train schedule from Brussels to Ghent

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SNCB | IC
03:46PMBrussels0h29 04:15PMGhent
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05:36PMBrussels0h29 06:05PMGhent
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06:04PMBrussels0h28 06:32PMGhent
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06:53PMBrussels0h28 07:21PMGhent
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07:08PMBrussels0h28 07:36PMGhent
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08:29PMBrussels0h28 08:57PMGhent
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08:49PMBrussels0h58 09:47PMGhent
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09:19PMBrussels1h01 10:20PMGhent
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09:31PMBrussels0h29 10:00PMGhent
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09:53PMBrussels0h28 10:21PMGhent
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Fastest train times from Brussels to Ghent

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

28 m

Average

34 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

50 km

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.

SNCB | IC
09:53PMBrussels0h28 10:21PMGhent
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111One-way
SNCB | IC
06:53PMBrussels0h28 07:21PMGhent
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111One-way
SNCB | IC
08:29PMBrussels0h28 08:57PMGhent
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111One-way
SNCB | IC
06:04PMBrussels0h28 06:32PMGhent
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111One-way
SNCB | IC
07:08PMBrussels0h28 07:36PMGhent
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Overview: Train from Brussels to Ghent

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$13 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCB | 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.

Train companies: Thalys and SNCB from Brussels to Ghent trains

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
SNCB

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!

      Trains from Brussels to Ghent

      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.

      Brussels to Ghent train times: Daily departures

      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.

      How long is the journey by train from Brussels to Ghent?

      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.

      What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Brussels to Ghent?

      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.

      Which train companies travel from Brussels to Ghent?

      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.

      SNCF Brussels to Ghent

      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.

      Brussels to Ghent trains: Services on board

      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.

      How to find cheap train tickets from Brussels to Ghent

      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.

      Travel Tips: Trains from Brussels to Ghent

      Travel by train 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
      Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Brussels to Ghent for as low as $13 (€11)  for the next 7 days.
      If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Brussels to Ghent train to cost on average $13 (€11)  one way.
      You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km)  from Brussels to Ghent by train.
      The Brussels to Ghent train duration is on average 28 min, which is to be expected when traveling 30 miles (49 km) to Ghent from Brussels. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

      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.

      If you're looking for trains from Brussels to Ghent, you can rely on SNCB | IC, Thalys or SNCB to get you to Ghent. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Brussels to Ghent route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      Yes, there are 50 direct trains per day from Brussels to Ghent, and you can find a direct train for this route with SNCB | IC  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
      The average number of trains departing Brussels for Ghent is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
      The earliest train departing from Brussels to Ghent leaves at 6: 03 AM. The last train departing from Brussels to Ghent leaves at 10: 52 PM. You can find the latest Brussels to Ghent train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
      If you book the Brussels to Ghent train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $13 (€11). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Brussels to Ghent. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

      Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

      Brussels
      Ghent
      Bruxelles-Midi is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your trip to Ghent.
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      WifiWifi
      LockersLockers
      ParkingParking
      ATMATM
      TaxisTaxis
      AccessibilityAccessibility
      phone
      Phone Number
      +32 25282828
      ticketOfficeHours
      Ticket Office Hours
      Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
      Public transit options for Bruxelles-Central
      Metro lines: 1, 5
      Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)

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