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Overview: Train from Dortmund to Ghent

distanceDistance164 miles (265 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 48 min
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Dortmund to Ghent cover the 164 miles (265 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 48 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

Train companies: Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund to Ghent trains

Travel from Dortmund to Ghent on Thalys and Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Dortmund to Ghent with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Looking to travel by train from Dortmund to Ghent? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Thalys. Check Omio to see current Thalys train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Dortmund to Ghent train and book Thalys tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Ghent from Dortmund, you can expect to travel 164 miles (265 km) one-way with Thalys. If you search for trains from Dortmund to Ghent in the Omio app, you can check if the Thalys 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 Thalys, we do the work for you to get you safely to Ghent from Dortmund. Book that perfect Dortmund to Ghent train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Thalys!

    When purchasing your Thalys train tickets between Dortmund and Ghent, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Dortmund to Ghent

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    FAQs

    Is cross-border travel by train between Dortmund, Germany and Ghent, Belgium allowed?

    Travel between Dortmund, Germany and Ghent, Belgium by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Dortmund?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Ghent, Belgium?

    All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Dortmund and Ghent as this information can change.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Dortmund, Germany from Ghent, Belgium?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Ghent to Dortmund is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Ghent?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/19/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Dortmund from Ghent here.

    How many miles is it from Dortmund to Ghent by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Dortmund and Ghent by train to be approximately 164 miles (265 km).

    How long is the train between Dortmund and Ghent?

    While the time it takes to travel 164 miles (265 km) to Ghent from Dortmund can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Dortmund to Ghent train journey time is on average 4 h 48 min.

    What is the departure train station in Dortmund and arrival train station in Ghent?

    There are a few train stations in Dortmund to start your route from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. In Ghent you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf   and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

    Where is the departure train station in Dortmund located? Where is the arrival train station in Ghent located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Dortmund Hbf, located approximately 0.4 miles (560 m) from the city center of Dortmund. The most popular arrival train station in Ghent, called Gent St Pieters, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

    Which train providers can get me from Dortmund to Ghent?

    When taking a train from Dortmund to Ghent, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Thalys for the best way to get you to Ghent. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Ghent from Dortmund and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many trains per day are there to Ghent from Dortmund?

    The average number of trains departing Dortmund for Ghent is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What are the first and last departure train times from Dortmund to Ghent?

    The first Dortmund to Ghent train departs at 9: 57 AM   and the last train from Dortmund to Ghent leaves at 9: 57 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Dortmund to Ghent on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Dortmund
    Ghent
    Dortmund Hbf is the most popular Dortmund 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 Dortmund for your trip to Ghent.