How to travel from Ghent to Rotterdam

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from Ghent to Rotterdam

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

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To get from Ghent to Rotterdam on Mar 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:27AMGhent St Pieters1h35 10:02AMRotterdam Centraal
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08:27AMGhent St Pieters1h35 10:02AMRotterdam Centraal
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09:27AMGhent St Pieters1h35 11:02AMRotterdam Centraal
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10:27AMGhent St Pieters1h35 12:02PMRotterdam Centraal
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11:27AMGhent St Pieters1h35 01:02PMRotterdam Centraal
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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Ghent

distanceDistance68 miles (110 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $43
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€38) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesThalys

Take a bus or train to travel 68 miles (110 km) to Rotterdam from Ghent. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Ghent to Rotterdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ghent to Rotterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Rotterdam 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 Ghent to Rotterdam.

Travel from Ghent, Belgium to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Ghent restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Ghent?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 3/8/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Ghent and Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Ghent, Belgium from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Ghent, Belgium from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Ghent from Rotterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Ghent from Rotterdam here.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Rotterdam from Ghent. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€11) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

A bus is $30 (€27) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Ghent to Rotterdam costing on average $43 (€38).

The fastest way from Ghent to Rotterdam is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 15 min.

Rotterdam is approximately 68 miles (110 km) away from Ghent.

The average frequency per day from Ghent to Rotterdam is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Rotterdam from Ghent as scheduled services by bus 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 Rotterdam:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Ghent to Rotterdam depart from Gent St Pieters to Rotterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Ghent to Rotterdam:

  • You can go to Rotterdam from Ghent by train with Thalys. You'll see cheap train tickets for $43 (€38) with Thalys from Ghent to Rotterdam on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Ghent to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 4 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Rotterdam as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Ghent to Rotterdam.

Your trip from Ghent to Rotterdam doesn't have to end in Rotterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris to your Ghent to Rotterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Rotterdam today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $12 (€11) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $43 (€38) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Ghent to Rotterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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