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from Brussels to Ghent

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

Our recommendation

To get from Brussels to Ghent on Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:56AMBrussels-Midi0h28 09:24AMGhent St Pieters
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08:38AMBrussels-Midi0h28 09:06AMGhent St Pieters
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10:04AMBrussels-Midi0h28 10:32AMGhent St Pieters
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Travel Information to Ghent from Brussels

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $14 (€11) • 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCB | IC

Take a train to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Brussels and Ghent. SNCB | IC is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct train from Brussels to Ghent.

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.

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FAQs
How do I get from Brussels to Ghent?

You can go from Brussels to Ghent by train.

What is the fastest way to travel between Brussels and Ghent?

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

What is the distance from Brussels to Ghent?

The distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km) from Brussels to Ghent.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brussels to Ghent?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Ghent is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Brussels and Ghent as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Brussels to Ghent?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Brussels to Ghent depart from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters.
Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • Travel with SNCB | IC to go to Ghent by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB | IC Brussels to Ghent tickets on Omio for $14 (€11).
Can I find a direct route to Ghent from Brussels?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Brussels to Ghent:

  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with SNCB | IC.

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 to Ghent from Brussels.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling 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 far in advance should I book tickets from Brussels to Ghent online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Brussels to Ghent, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets cost on average $14 (€11) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Ghent online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Ghent
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
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Bruxelles-Central
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Refreshments
WC

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.