Ghent to Brussels train

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Brussels

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11

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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.

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08:04AMGhent St Pieters0h29 08:33AMBrussels-Midi
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Train schedule from Ghent to Brussels

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08:04AMGhent St Pieters0h29 08:33AMBrussels-Midi
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08:12AMGhent St Pieters0h59 09:11AMBrussels-Midi
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08:15AMGhent St Pieters0h29 08:44AMBrussels-Midi
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08:24AMGhent St Pieters0h28 08:52AMBrussels-Midi
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08:39AMGhent St Pieters0h28 09:07AMBrussels-Midi
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08:41AMGhent St Pieters1h00 09:41AMBrussels-Midi
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08:55AMGhent St Pieters0h29 09:24AMBrussels-Midi
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Fastest train times from Ghent to Brussels

Showing times and prices for May 19

Fastest Journey

28 m

Average

37 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

50 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Ghent for Brussels every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:24AMGhent St Pieters0h28 08:52AMBrussels-Midi
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08:39AMGhent St Pieters0h28 09:07AMBrussels-Midi
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Overview: Train from Ghent to Brussels

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$13 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCB | IC

Trains from Ghent to Brussels cover the 30 miles (49 km) long route taking on average 27 min with our travel partners like SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $13 (€11), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Trains from Ghent to Brussels

Gent Brussels trains make up one of the most important rail services in Belgium. Ghent is a city close to the capital, Brussels, so there are many trains connecting both locations daily. In addition, the journey takes no more than 30 minutes, so it is used by workers or travellers who have to approach the city of Brussels for various reasons. The service is operated by the company SNCB IC exclusively.

What trains go from Ghent to Brussels?

The type of train used to cover this route is the commuter train. It is true that it is possible to take one of medium or long distance from a more distant destination, but that stops in both cities, although it is not normal. Thus, the trains that cover this route offer toilets, free wifi and luggage racks.

How long do Ghent trains take Brussels?

The duration of this trip is about 30 minutes. As a general rule, there is no need to change trains, which means that the journey time is always within the limit set for passenger comfort.

How many trains are there from Ghent to Brussels?

There is an immense amount of daily service, as this is one of the main railway connections in Belgium and is employed by thousands of people every day. There are more than 50 services a day with a frequency of 15 minutes, approximately, time that can be even more reduced.

Where do Ghent trains depart from and arrive in Brussels?

Gent station Sint-Pieters: Gent station is located about 3 km from the city centre. The city tram line 1 completes this journey in approximately 20 minutes, so it is the best option to do so. Inside you can find some services such as consignment, ticket sale, catering or free wifi connection.

Brussels-Midi station: the distance between the centre of Brussels and Midi station is about 2 kilometres. On foot, the journey can be made in 25 minutes, although urban trains S1, S2 and S3 stop at the station. Travellers will have free wifi connection, cafeterias, toilets and tourist information and ticket counters.

Train tickets from Ghent to Brussels: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 16 €
2 weeks earlier 12 €33%
3 weeks earlier 11 €45%
1 month before 11 €45%
2 months earlier 13 €23%
3 months earlier 11 €45%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Ghent - Brussels 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 45% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Ghent - Brussels with 2 months in advance you save up to about 23% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 45%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from Ghent to Brussels

Travel by train to Brussels 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 Ghent to Brussels.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Brussels from Ghent for the next 7 days starting from $13 (€11)  one way.
The train price to Brussels from Ghent is on average $13 (€11)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Ghent to Brussels by train to be approximately 30 miles (49 km).
While the time it takes to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Ghent and Brussels can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Ghent to Brussels train journey time is on average 27 min.

There are a few train stations in Ghent to start your journey from including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort. In Brussels you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Gent St Pieters, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Bruxelles-Midi, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city center.

For the best Ghent to Brussels train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with SNCB | IC. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Ghent and Brussels to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day between Ghent and Brussels. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with SNCB | IC. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Ghent to Brussels. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Ghent to Brussels at 6: 03 AM   or take the last train from Ghent to Brussels leaving at 10: 49 PM. Look for the latest Ghent to Brussels train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
The price of a one way train ticket from Ghent to Brussels is on average $13 (€11) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Ghent to Brussels available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Gent St Pieters is the most popular Ghent 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 Ghent for your trip to Brussels.

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