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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.