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Duration 2h 58m
Distance 272 km
Average price 177€
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between London and Ghent takes 2h 58m and the fastest train takes 2h 39m. The train service runs several times per day from London 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. London St Pancras Eurostar
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Ghent
2h 44m
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110€ - 351€

London to Ghent train times

Trains run three times a day between London King's Cross and Ghent. The earliest departure is at 08:16 in the morning, and the last departure from London King's Cross is at 17:19 which arrives into Ghent at 20:58. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 58m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Ghent. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between London and Ghent is 272 km.

London to Ghent train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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London 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 London. It is currently 10:35 PM in London and 11:35 PM in Ghent.

There are 213+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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