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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

€5 - €9

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Bus

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bruges to Ghent 45.7 km

€60 - €75

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Ghent 45.7 km

€4 - €8

Bruges to Ghent by train

The train journey time between Bruges and Ghent is around 25 min and covers a distance of around 40 km. The fastest train normally takes 24 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Bruges to Ghent train service departs from Bruges / Brugge and arrives in Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. Typically 109 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
25 min
Fastest train time:
24 min
Train distance:
40 km
Trains per week:
109
Cheapest price:
€5
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:09
Last train departs at:
21:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bruges to Ghent train schedules

Bruges → Ghent
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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.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Ghent is to drive which costs €4 - €8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Ghent is to train which costs €5 - €9 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. Services depart every three hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Ghent is 39 km. The road distance is 45.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs €5 - €9.

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The train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Bruges to Ghent bus services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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Bruges to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Ghent is to train which takes 24 min and costs €5 - €9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 38.6 km
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Ghent, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €9 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a bus from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters every 3 hours, and the journey takes 1h 16m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €13
Bus operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Bus from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
Other operators
Taxi from Bruges to Ghent
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Taxi Georges
Phone
+32 475 57 60 15
Taxi Abby Albert
Phone
+32 50 36 36 49
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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

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Bruges 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 Bruges to Ghent is 46 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Bruges to Ghent.

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