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Train Information between Hamburg and Ghent

distanceDistance317 miles (511 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$50 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Hamburg to Ghent cover the 317 miles (511 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 25 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $50 (€42), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $32 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

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Train between Hamburg and Ghent with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best trains from Hamburg to Ghent with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $32 (€26). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Hamburg and Ghent in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your trip between Hamburg and Ghent on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Hamburg to Ghent is 317 miles (511 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Hamburg and Ghent start at $32 (€26).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Hamburg to Ghent due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Ghent.
Is cross-border travel by train between Hamburg, Germany and Ghent, Belgium allowed?

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

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • 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 issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Ghent from Hamburg before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Hamburg, Germany from Ghent, Belgium?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Ghent to Hamburg 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 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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)
  • 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 Hamburg, 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 12/5/21. 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 Hamburg from Ghent here.

How much does a cheap train from Hamburg to Ghent cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Hamburg to Ghent trains for as little as $32 (€26)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Ghent from Hamburg?
The Hamburg to Ghent train ticket price is on average $50 (€42)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Hamburg to Ghent by train?
The train distance from Hamburg to Ghent is around 317 miles (511 km).
How long is the train ride between Hamburg and Ghent?
While the time it takes to travel 317 miles (511 km) from Hamburg to Ghent can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Hamburg to Ghent train journey time is on average 7 h 25 min.
What train station in Hamburg goes to Ghent? What train station do I come into Ghent from Hamburg?

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When arriving in Ghent, you can end your journey in train stations like Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

Omio customers book a train from Hamburg Hbf   to Gent St Pieters   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Hamburg train station to Ghent? Where is the Ghent train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Ghent most often arrive at Gent St Pieters and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from Hamburg to Ghent?
When taking a train from Hamburg to Ghent, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Ghent. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Hamburg and Ghent and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Ghent from Hamburg a day?
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Hamburg to Ghent. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Hamburg to Ghent?
You can take the first train from Hamburg to Ghent at 5: 46 AM. The last train from Hamburg to Ghent that you can take departs at 1: 46 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Hamburg to Ghent schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I book train tickets from Hamburg to Ghent to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Hamburg to Ghent is on average $50 (€42) 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 trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Hamburg and Ghent available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg 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 Hamburg for your trip to Ghent.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+49 4039184400
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transit options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE