There are 3 ways to get from Leuven to Ghent by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$10 - $16

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Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Ghent N84

$4 - $8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Ghent 54.1 miles

$11 - $17

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leuven and arriving at Ghent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leuven and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Ghent is 71 km. The road distance is 86.6 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Leuven to Gent-Sint-Pieters takes 1 h 39 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Leuven to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Ghent is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Ghent, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Leuven to Ghent every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leuven to Ghent once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
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2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$16 - $24
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leuven to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Ghent is 87 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Leuven to Ghent.

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