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from Lille to Ghent

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

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To get from Lille to Ghent on May 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:09AMLille Flandres1h15 09:24AMGhent St Pieters
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$141One-way
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08:09AMLille Flandres1h15 09:24AMGhent St Pieters
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09:09AMLille Flandres1h15 10:24AMGhent St Pieters
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10:09AMLille Flandres1h15 11:24AMGhent St Pieters
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Sat
May 28
$13SNCB
$8Flixbus
Sun
May 29
$13SNCB
$7Flixbus
Mon
May 30
$13SNCB
$7Flixbus
Tue
May 31
$13SNCB
$7Flixbus
Wed
Jun 1
$10SNCB
$6Flixbus
Thu
Jun 2
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$6Flixbus
Fri
Jun 3
$13SNCB
$7Flixbus
Sat
Jun 4
$43Eurostar
$7Flixbus
Sun
Jun 5
$43Eurostar
$7Flixbus
Mon
Jun 6
$43Eurostar
$8Flixbus
Tue
Jun 7
$10SNCB
$6Flixbus
Wed
Jun 8
$10SNCB
$6Flixbus
Thu
Jun 9
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$6Flixbus
Fri
Jun 10
$10SNCB
$6Flixbus
Sat
Jun 11
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$6Flixbus
Sun
Jun 12
$13SNCB
$6Flixbus
Mon
Jun 13
$13SNCB
$6Flixbus
Wed
Jun 15
$13SNCB
$6Flixbus
Thu
Jun 16
$13SNCB
$5Flixbus

Travel Information between Lille and Ghent

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 40 miles (65 km) by bus or train between Lille and Ghent. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lille to Ghent.

How to get from Lille to Ghent

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lille to Ghent, 73,44% 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 Lille 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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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from Lille, France to Ghent, Belgium?

International travel from Lille, France to Ghent, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 5/26/22; 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 to Ghent from Lille.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Lille, France from Ghent, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return to Lille, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Lille from Ghent restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • 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 48 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)
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lille, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 5/26/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lille from Ghent closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Lille to Ghent?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Lille to Ghent?

The cheapest way to travel between Lille and Ghent is by taking a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Ghent:

Taking a bus is about $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€11) for this route.

What is the quickest way to get from Lille to Ghent?

The fastest way from Lille to Ghent is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 11 min.

How many miles from Lille to Ghent would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 40 miles (65 km) between Lille and Ghent.

How many services a day are there to Ghent from Lille?

The average frequency per day from Lille to Ghent is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Lille to Ghent depart from Lille, Gare Lille Europe to Ghent.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Lille Flandres and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

Which travel companies can take me from Lille to Ghent?

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

  • You can take a bus from Lille to Ghent with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€5) with Flixbus from Lille to Ghent.
  • You can take a train from Lille to Ghent with SNCB | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€11) with SNCB | IC from Lille to Ghent.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Lille to Ghent?

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

How early should I book Lille to Ghent tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $6 (€5) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $12 (€11) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Lille to Ghent 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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