There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Ghent by plane, train, bus and ferry, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brussels (BRU) DUB - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$60 - $207

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Ghent 814 / ...

$53 - $75

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Fly to Charleroi, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Charleroi (CRL) DUB - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$63 - $235

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUB - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort

$87 - $250

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Eindhoven (EIN) DUB - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Antwerpen-Berchem
  4. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort

$69 - $247

Bus and ferry, train  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$139 - $348

Carferry, train  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$239 - $593

Bus and ferry, bus via Lille  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 280 / ...

$88 - $122

Carferry, drive  •  15 h 11 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
  3. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  4. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  5. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$141 - $286

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Ghent via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 52 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Ghent is 724 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Ghent without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 14 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Dublin to Ghent, including transfers.

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Dublin to Ghent bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Ghent is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 4:08 PM in Dublin and 5:08 PM in Ghent.

Swiss, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 452.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Ghent, Belgium?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Ghent. However, you can take the line 702 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Brussels, take the walk to Brussels Airport - Zaventem, then take the train to Ghent. Alternatively, you can take the line 702 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Charleroi, take the walk to Charleroi Airport, take the shuttle to Brussels-South Station, take the walk to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, then take the train to Ghent.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Charleroi via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Eindhoven via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Eindhoven via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Breda
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$197
Overnight Cabin
$53
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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