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You can get from Brussels to Ghent by train, bus or flight.
To get from Brussels to Ghent on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Available travel modes||Train|
|Fastest mode||Train • $13 (€11) • 28 min|
|Popular travel companies||SNCB | IC|
Take a train to travel 30 miles (49 km) from Brussels to Ghent. SNCB | IC is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct train from Brussels to Ghent.
The distance between the two Belgium cities of Brussels and Ghent is less than 60 km so no commercial flights operate between them. As no dedicated bus routes operate from Brussels to Ghent, taking the bus would mean coordinating local timetables from village to village, giving lengthy and complicated journeys when compared to the train time of just half an hour.
Return trips from Ghent to Brussels are also available.
Belgian InterCity trains make the direct journey from Brussels to Ghent in around half an hour. Departures are from Brussels-Midi with trains arriving at Ghent St. Peters Station. Brussels-Midi, also called Brussels-South, is the city's largest station and is located to the south with good transport links to the historic center and the local suburbs by Metro lines 2, 3, 4 and 6, the Ouibus service and local buses. Noctis buses operate throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays. Taxis and car rentals are available at the station. Ghent St. Peters Station is located a couple of kilometers from the city center and is linked by tram and bus with a journey time of around 15 minutes. Once within the historic center everything is within easy walking distance. Ghent's local transport system is made up of an extensive network of buses and trams which share an integrated ticketing system. Eight De Lijn bus routes operate until 1:00 a.m. A taxi rank is located outside the station entrance.
You can go from Brussels to Ghent by train.
A train is the fastest way to get to Ghent from Brussels with an average travel time for this journey around 28 min.
Ghent is approximately 30 miles (49 km) away from Brussels.
The average frequency per day from Brussels to Ghent is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Brussels and Ghent as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Brussels to Ghent:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Ghent, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:
Yes, there is a direct route available from Brussels to Ghent:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ghent as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Brussels and Ghent.
Before traveling from Brussels to Ghent, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Brussels 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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