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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

€74 - €272

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Duisburg central train station N1320
  2. Take the Bus from Duisburg to Gent

€37 - €91

6 alternative options

Train via Eupen  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station Flx30
  2. Take the train from Eupen to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

€50 - €64

Drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent 781.8 km

€85 - €130

Fly to Brussels, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

€37 - €216

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

€79 - €405

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

€95 - €319

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

€88 - €467

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Ghent is around 9h 11m and covers a distance of around 821 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 54m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. Typically 56 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 11m
Fastest train time:
7h 54m
Train distance:
821 km
Trains per week:
56
Cheapest price:
€141
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:31
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent train schedules

Germany → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ghent is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ghent is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ghent is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent is to bus which costs €35 - €95 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent is to fly and train which costs €35 - €220 and takes 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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It is 683 km from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent. It is approximately 781.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs €70 - €280.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs €70 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €95 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 683.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 54m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent via Berlin Suedkreuz, Berlin Südkreuz train station, and Duisburg in around 14h 30m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€15 - €110
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €1000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €85
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Eupen to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €18
1st Class
€21 - €24
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
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Berlin Südkreuz train station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Duisburg to Gent
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent is 782 km. It takes approximately 7h 5m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Ghent.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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