How to travel from Amsterdam to Ghent

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from Amsterdam to Ghent

You can get from Amsterdam to Ghent by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Ghent on Oct 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Ghent

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $364
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€28) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $364 (€350) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Swiss or SNCB | IC

Travel 104 miles (167 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Ghent from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Swiss or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Amsterdam to Ghent.

How to get from Amsterdam to Ghent

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Ghent, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Ghent, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ghent if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Amsterdam and Ghent.

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Ghent, Belgium?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Ghent?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Ghent here.

There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Ghent: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Ghent from Amsterdam is by taking a bus with an average price of $29 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Ghent:

Taking a bus is usually $335 (€322) less than taking a flight to Ghent, which costs on average $364 (€350) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $25 (€24) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $54 (€52) from Amsterdam to Ghent.

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Ghent is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Ghent that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Ghent by bus can take on average 3 h 10 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 18 min   on average.

The Amsterdam to Ghent distance is around 104 miles (167 km).

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Ghent is:

  • Around 5 buses per day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Ghent from Amsterdam as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Ghent:

  • Buses from Amsterdam to Ghent most often leave from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Ghent.
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Ghent most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Ghent, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Ghent by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Amsterdam to Ghent for $29 (€28).
  • Travel with Swiss to go to Ghent by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Swiss Amsterdam to Ghent tickets on Omio for $364 (€350).
  • SNCB | IC can take you to Ghent by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Ghent for $54 (€52).

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Ghent with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Ghent with Flixbus with 5 direct buses per day.

Direct services to Ghent tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Omio customers who travel from Amsterdam to Ghent often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Bruges or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Ghent and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Ghent, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $29 (€28) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $364 (€350) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $54 (€52) one way.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Ghent tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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