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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Gand-Saint-Pierre

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Ghent

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Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Ghent

Fly to Brussels, train

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

Fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Gand-Saint-Pierre

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort
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Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 recommended.

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, returning to Germany from Belgium is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Ghent is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Ghent is to fly and train which costs €40 - €270 and takes 5h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Ghent. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre via Köln Hbf and Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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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 59m and costs €70 - €200.

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It takes approximately 7h 59m 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 Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Ghent is to train which takes 7h 59m and costs €70 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 14h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 686.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 59m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Ghent via Köln Hbf and Bruxelles-Nord in around 7h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Ghent 3 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €55 and the journey takes 14h 30m. Sindbad also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €320
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 Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€10 - €16
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
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 Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre
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 Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
52 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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€70 - €100
Comfort
€85 - €110
Premium
€100 - €150
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Ghent
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Berlin to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ghent station.

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Berlin to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre 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, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Ghent bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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