There are 4 ways to get from Calais to Ghent by train, bus and ferry, bus 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 via Bruxelles-Midi  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Tgv / ...
  3. Ic

$47 - $82

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Ic

$29 - $40

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. 803 / ...

$48 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. 91.8 miles

$19 - $29

What companies run services between Calais, France and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Calais to Ghent via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe, Bruxelles Midi, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $21
1st Class
$23 - $40
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$24 - $40
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $29
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Flandres to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$13 - $55
Premier
$35 - $65
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $65
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$35 - $50
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
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Calais and Ghent is 131 km. The road distance is 147 km.

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Ghent is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Calais to Ghent is to drive which takes 1 h 29 min and costs 16€ - 25€.

No, there is no direct train from Calais to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Gent St Pieters via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Calais and arriving at Ghent via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Calais to Ghent, including transfers.