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There are 6 ways to get from Ghent to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$30 - $52

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...

$12 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Gent, Zuid(Centrum) to Middelburg, Station 50
  2. Take the train from Middelburg to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

$30 - $56

Rideshare  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Amsterdam 136.2 miles

$17

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Amsterdam 138.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

$73 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Ghent and Amsterdam is 168 km. The road distance is 221.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 26€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Ghent to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Ghent to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ghent station.

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Ghent to Amsterdam train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 26€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 105 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Ghent to Amsterdam via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 18m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Middelburg to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Gent, Zuid(Centrum) to Middelburg, Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Connexxion
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ghent to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Ghent to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Ghent to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Amsterdam is 222 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Ghent to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Ghent to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2614+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ghent and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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