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Train  •  46 min

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

€7 - €11

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Rideshare  •  1h

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Ghent 59.9 km

€3 - €5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the Bus from Antwerp to Gent

€3 - €5

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Ghent 60.6 km

€130 - €170

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Ghent 60.6 km

€6 - €10

Antwerp → Ghent
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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Ghent is to Bus which costs €3 - €5 and takes 1h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Antwerp to Ghent is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €130 - €170 and takes 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerp and arriving at Gent. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Ghent is 51 km. The road distance is 60.6 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs €7 - €11.

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The train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Antwerp to Ghent bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Antwerp station.

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

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Ghent is to train which takes 46 min and costs €7 - €11. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs €3 - €5 and takes 1h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 51.3 km
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €7 - €11 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Antwerp to Gent twice a week. Tickets cost €3 - €5 and the journey takes 1h 38m.

Train operators
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
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Antwerp to Gent
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Antwerp to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Antwerp to Ghent
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
€130 - €170
Taxi Local BVBA2
Phone
+32 465 80 76 834
Website
luchthavenvervoer-antwerpen.be
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be

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Antwerp to Ghent bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Gent station.

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Antwerp 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 Antwerp to Ghent is 61 km. It takes approximately 44 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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