How to travel from Ghent to Amsterdam

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from Ghent to Amsterdam

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

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

08:27AMGhent St Pieters3h08 11:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:27AMGhent St Pieters3h08 11:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:27AMGhent St Pieters2h17 11:44AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Travel Information between Ghent and Amsterdam

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $140
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $140 (€125) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or Thalys

Travel 104 miles (167 km) by bus, flight or train between Ghent and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Ghent to Amsterdam.

How to get from Ghent to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Ghent to Amsterdam, 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 Ghent to Amsterdam 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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International travel from Ghent, Belgium to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam if traveling from Ghent?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/16/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Ghent and Amsterdam.

The restriction level for your return to Ghent, Belgium from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Ghent from Amsterdam restricted?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Ghent from Amsterdam?

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 5/16/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Ghent from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

There are 3 ways to get from Ghent to Amsterdam: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Amsterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€12) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A bus is $126 (€113) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Ghent to Amsterdam costing on average $140 (€125).

Taking a bus is usually $28 (€25) less than taking a train to Amsterdam, which costs on average $41 (€37) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Ghent to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 17 min   on average.

The distance from Ghent to Amsterdam is approximately 104 miles (167 km).

The average frequency per day from Ghent to Amsterdam is:

  • 6 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travelers board their train from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Ghent to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Amsterdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Ghent to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $13 (€12).
  • KLM Cityhopper can take you to Amsterdam by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM Cityhopper from Ghent to Amsterdam for $140 (€125).
  • Thalys can get you to Amsterdam by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Thalys from Ghent to Amsterdam for $41 (€37) on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Ghent to Amsterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Ghent to Amsterdam usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, London or Brussels from Amsterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $13 (€12) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $140 (€125) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $41 (€37) one way on average.

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

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