There are 5 ways to get from Ashford to Ghent by train, bus, night train, car train, car or car ferry

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 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$65 - $161

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Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$49 - $72

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 803 / ...

$55 - $77

Night train, train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$64 - $161

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$231 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Ghent is to car ferry and drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Ghent is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £170 - £190 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Ashford(Kent) Int. and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between Ashford and Ghent is 124 miles.

The best way to get from Ashford to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs £45 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Ashford to Ghent, including transfers.

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Ashford to Ghent train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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Ghent is 1 h ahead of Ashford. It is currently 2:35 PM in Ashford and 3:35 PM in Ghent.

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

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ashford to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 124.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

What companies run services between Ashford, England and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Ashford to Ghent via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $46
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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