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from Brussels to Ghent

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

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To get from Brussels to Ghent on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:26AMBrussels-Midi0h28 08:54AMGhent St Pieters
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08:52AMBrussels-Midi0h28 09:20AMGhent St Pieters
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08:03AMBrussels-Midi0h28 08:31AMGhent St Pieters
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08:39AMBrussels-Midi0h37 09:16AMGhent St Pieters
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Travel Information to Ghent from Brussels

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCB | 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.

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 reach Ghent from Brussels?

You can go from Brussels to Ghent by train.

What is the fastest way to get 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.

How many miles from Brussels to Ghent would I travel?

Ghent is approximately 30 miles (49 km) away from Brussels.

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 journey between Brussels and Ghent as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Brussels? Where do I arrive in Ghent?

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

  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in 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 $13 (€11).

Can I travel directly from Brussels to Ghent?

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 between Brussels and Ghent.

What is another destination I should add to my tour 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 purchase my Brussels to Ghent one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • A train ticket is costing on average $13 (€11) one way for this route.

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.