There are 6 ways to get from Canterbury to Ghent by train, bus and ferry, bus, car train, car, car ferry or plane

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  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters Intercity / ...

$73 - $177

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Calais
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Gent St Pieters Ic

$22 - $32

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 803 / ...

$55 - $81

Eurotunnel, drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$243 - $261

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$49 - $70

Train, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort

$113 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Ghent is to bus and train which costs £16 - £25 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Ghent is to Eurotunnel and drive which takes 2 h 24 min and costs £180 - £200.

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The distance between Canterbury and Ghent is 186 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Canterbury to Ghent, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Ghent via Folkestone/Dover and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Gent St Pieters via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Canterbury, England and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Canterbury to Ghent via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 38 min.

Airlines
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$130 - $180
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
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Nmbs/Sncb
Website
belgianrail.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
belgianrail.be
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Contact Details
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
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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