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There are 6 ways to get from Dortmund to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

89€ - 174€

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Train, bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg to Bruxelles, Nord 153
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

30€ - 113€

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Train via Cologne  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

48€ - 227€

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Ghent 300.3 km

30€ - 50€

Train to Frankfurt, fly, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

118€ - 349€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Brussels (BRU) DUS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

118€ - 317€

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Ghent is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Ghent is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Ghent is 266 km. The road distance is 300.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs 85€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Dortmund to Ghent, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Ghent train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Ghent is 300 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Dortmund to Ghent.

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  • Distance: 265.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Dortmund to Ghent via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
370€ - 850€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
370€ - 850€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 850€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Website
Thalys
Standard
80€ - 120€
Comfort
95€ - 130€
Premium
120€ - 170€
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
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
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
Abrn
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
FlixMobility
Website
flixbus.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
abellio.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Erb
Website
keolis.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
keolis.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
keolis.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Duisburg to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR

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