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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Ghent by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels, train  •  5h 38m

  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

36€ - 215€

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Train via Eupen  •  9h 48m

  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€ - 65€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Duisburg central train station N1320 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Gent

36€ - 45€

Drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Ghent 781.8 km

80€ - 130€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Brussels, train  •  9h 38m

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

80€ - 294€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 31m

  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

87€ - 364€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 21m

  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€ - 446€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 52m

  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

100€ - 308€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Ghent is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Ghent is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 220€ and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Gent via Duisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin 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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The distance between Berlin and Ghent is 686 km. The road distance is 781.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin 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 to Ghent, including transfers.

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Berlin to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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

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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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Map of how to get from Berlin to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 686.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 54m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Ghent via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 54m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17€ - 80€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
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
5h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
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 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 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
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
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 22m
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
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€
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 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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 27m
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 central bus station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry 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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Berlin to Ghent bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Gent station.

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

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

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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