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

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Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Ghent N814 / ...

11€ - 14€

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Ter
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

47€ - 372€

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Calais to Ghent 146.7 km

16€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Ghent is to bus which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 2h 40m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry and arriving at Ghent. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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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 Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 45m.

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The distance between Calais and Ghent is 131 km. The road distance is 146.7 km.

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The best way to get from Calais to Ghent without a car is to bus which takes 2h 40m and costs 11€ - 14€.

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The bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Ghent takes 2h 40m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Calais to Ghent train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Ghent is to bus which takes 2h 40m and costs 11€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 380€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 130.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Ghent every 4 hours. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 2h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Calais to Ghent via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 45m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
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 Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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

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