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from Brussels to Ghent

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Travel from Brussels to Ghent: Journey Details

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.

How to get from Brussels to Ghent

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels 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 Brussels 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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Trains from Brussels to Ghent

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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Brussels to Ghent
Travel 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 Brussels to Ghent.
What are the ways to get from Brussels to Ghent?

You can travel to Ghent from Brussels by train.

How many miles from Brussels to Ghent would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km) between Brussels and Ghent.

When traveling between Brussels and Ghent, what are the departure and arrival points in Brussels and Ghent?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Ghent:

  • Most travelers board their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Gent St Pieters.
Who can get me from Brussels to Ghent?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Ghent from Brussels:

  • You can travel by train between Brussels and Ghent with SNCB | IC, and you can find SNCB | IC Brussels to Ghent tickets for $14 (€11) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Brussels to Ghent?
Many of our customers traveling from Brussels to Ghent don't make Ghent their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Ghent are Bruges, Amsterdam or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Ghent to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Brussels and Ghent online for the best deals?

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

  • A train ticket is costing on average $14 (€11) one way for this journey.

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.

What is the quickest way from Brussels to Ghent?

A train is the fastest way to get to Ghent from Brussels with an average travel time for this journey around 28 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brüssel Gare Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.