There are 3 ways to get from Calais to Ghent by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Ghent 1753

$9 - $16

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$67 - $116

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Ghent 91.8 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Ghent is to bus which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais and arriving at Ghent. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Calais and Ghent is 131 km. The road distance is 146.9 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Ghent without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 8€ - 14€.

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The bus from Calais to Ghent takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Calais to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Calais station.

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Calais to Ghent train services, operated by TGV, depart from Calais-Fréthun station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Ghent is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 8€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 81.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Calais to Ghent twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Calais to Ghent via Calais-Fréthun, Lille Europe, Lille Europe Eurostar, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Ghent is 147 km. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Calais to Ghent.

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