There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Ghent by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 14m

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

64€ - 119€

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Bus  •  3h 10m

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

13€ - 16€

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Rideshare  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Ghent 219.4 km

15€

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Ghent 221.1 km

29€ - 45€

Fly, train  •  3h 40m

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

85€ - 254€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent is to bus which costs 13€ - 16€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Ghent. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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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 / Gent-Dampoort via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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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 2h 14m and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m 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 2h 14m and costs 60€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 16€ and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 167.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Ghent via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent every 2 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 16€ and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 30€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol 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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Amsterdam to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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

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Book your Amsterdam to Ghent bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 398+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ 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 Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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