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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Ghent by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$7 - $12

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Ghent 1753

$3 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Ghent 34.6 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Ghent 34.6 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to bus which costs 2€ - 5€ and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to train which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Ghent. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Ghent is 50 km. The road distance is 55.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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The train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Brussels to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 10€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2€ - 5€ and takes 1 h.

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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Ghent every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Ghent twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Ghent
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be

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

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Brussels 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 Brussels to Ghent is 55 km. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Brussels to Ghent.

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