There are 5 ways to get from Antwerp to Ghent by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  47 min

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

$8 - $12

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Rideshare  •  1 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Ghent 37.5 miles

$4 - $6

3 alternative options

Line 82 bus, train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 82 bus from Antwerpen Van Eedenplein perron 3 to Sint-Niklaas Station perron 3 82 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sint-Niklaas to Gent-Dampoort Ic / ...

$10 - $13

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Ghent 37.6 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Ghent 37.6 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Ghent is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Ghent is to taxi which costs 130€ - 160€ and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Gent-Dampoort. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Ghent is 52 km. The road distance is 60.1 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs 7€ - 11€.

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The train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort takes 47 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Antwerp to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Ghent is 60 km. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Antwerp to Ghent.

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

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 32.2 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Antwerp to Ghent every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 47 min.

Train operators
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Sint-Niklaas to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Antwerpen Van Eedenplein perron 3 to Sint-Niklaas Station perron 3
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
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 Antwerp to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Antwerp to Ghent
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be
Berchem Taxi
Phone
+32 3 239 60 60
Website
taxiberchemluchthavenvervoer.be
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be

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