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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 18 min

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

$57 - $82

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent 800 / ...

$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 46 min

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

$74 - $256

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 14 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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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Amsterdam to Ghent, including transfers.

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

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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 Gand-Dampoort via Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Ghent via Antwerpen-Centraal and Anvers-Central in around 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Ghent 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h.

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 15 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 Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
59 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)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
Frequency
5 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 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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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