There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Ghent by train, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  33 min

  1. Intercity / ...

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. 34.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  39 min

  1. 34.6 miles

$7 - $11

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 33 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Ghent
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$130 - $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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Ghent is 50 km. The road distance is 55 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to drive which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Ghent is to train which takes 33 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Gent St Pieters. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

The train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters takes 33 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.