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Duration 5h 44m
Distance 234 km
Average price 204€
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Ghent takes 5h 44m and the fastest train takes 4h 6m. The train service runs several times per day from Essex to Ghent. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. White Notley
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Ghent
4h 50m
128€ - 392€

Essex to Ghent train times

Trains run five times a day between Essex and Ghent. The earliest departure is at 07:34 in the morning, and the last departure from Essex is at 22:08 which arrives into Ghent at 10:56. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Ghent. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Liverpool Street station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Essex and Ghent is 234 km.

Essex to Ghent train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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Essex to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Ghent is 1h ahead of Essex. It is currently 12:43 PM in Essex and 1:43 PM in Ghent.

There are 520+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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