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

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Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort Ic

$57 - $81

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent 802 / ...

$12 - $21

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 25 min

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

$31 - $53

Rideshare  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Ghent 137.2 miles

$17

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Ghent 138.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$74 - $256

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Ghent. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Gent-Dampoort via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Ghent is 168 km. The road distance is 221.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Amsterdam to Ghent, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Ghent train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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  • Distance: 105 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Ghent via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Ghent 4 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $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 Amsterdam Centraal to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Middelburg, Station to Gent, Zuid(Centrum)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Ghent is 221 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Amsterdam to Ghent.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Ghent train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Amsterdam to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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