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There are 11 ways to get from Brighton to Ghent by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

133€ - 392€

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Bus  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 026 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Ghent N814 / ...

27€ - 34€

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Train via Ashford  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Hastings
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Ashford International
  3. Take the train from Ashford International Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ter

101€ - 415€

Train, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to City Thameslink
  2. Take the bus from London to Dunkerque 452
  3. Take the train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

55€ - 72€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ghent

180€ - 197€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Ghent

39€ - 104€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

84€ - 400€

Train to London City, fly to Antwerp, train  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

260€ - 528€

Fly London Gatwick to Brussels, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

64€ - 294€

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

139€ - 578€

Fly London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - 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

97€ - 374€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Ghent is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 11h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Ghent is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £180 and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Ghent via London, London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Brighton and Ghent is 271 km.

The best way to get from Brighton to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs £120 - £360.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Brighton to Ghent, including transfers.

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Brighton to Ghent bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Brighton to Ghent train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Ghent is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs £120 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 11h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 271.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Ghent via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Ghent via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London, London Victoria Coach Station in around 11h 33m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 170€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Air Antwerp
Website
airantwerp.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
17€ - 230€
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
26€ - 35€
Train from Brighton to City Thameslink
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
26€ - 35€
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
25€ - 35€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from Ashford International Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
70€ - 90€
Standard Premier
110€ - 150€
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 La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-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€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Hastings
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 40€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
14€ - 20€
Anytime 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Hastings to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 23€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
7€ - 10€
Anytime 1st Class
17€ - 23€
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 50€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
16€ - 24€
Anytime 1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 50€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
16€ - 23€
Anytime 1st Class
35€ - 50€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
National Express
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 55€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
7€
2-bed inside cabin
40€ - 55€

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Ghent is 1h ahead of Brighton. It is currently 11:07 AM in Brighton and 12:07 PM in Ghent.

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

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Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 517+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £8 - £21.

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