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Duration 4h 38m
Distance 369.2 km
Average price 126€
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Groningen and Ghent takes 4h 38m and the fastest train takes 4h 35m. The train service runs several times per day from Groningen 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. Groningen
  2. Schiphol Airport
  3. Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Ghent
5h 1m
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83€ - 175€

Groningen to Ghent train times

Trains run three times a day between Groningen and Ghent. The earliest departure is at 05:33 in the morning, and the last departure from Groningen is at 12:48 which arrives into Ghent at 17:23. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 38m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort via Schiphol Airport and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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The distance between Groningen and Ghent is 310 km. The road distance is 369.2 km.

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Groningen to Ghent train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.

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Groningen to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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