There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ghent by train, bus, car, car train, 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  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters Ic

$142 - $317

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges Londres > Bruges > Anvers > Utrecht > Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk

$53 - $118

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Ghent N814 / ...

$277 - $433

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 44 min

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

$298 - $350

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 48 min

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

$142 - $208

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$88 - $283

Fly Edinburgh to Charleroi, bus, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Charleroi (CRL) EDI - CRL
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters

$65 - $221

Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$103 - $270

Train to Newcastle, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Brussels (BRU) NCL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$119 - $410

Fly Edinburgh to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Eindhoven (EIN) EDI - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Bus JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad to Gent-Dampoort (Bus)

$58 - $245

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Ghent via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 7 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ghent via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Bruges, and Brugge in around 15 h 33 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $95
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $75
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $210
Premier
$170 - $250
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
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $26
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$184
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Bus JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad to Gent-Dampoort (Bus)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Ghent?

The distance between Edinburgh and Ghent is 711 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ghent?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ghent is to bus which costs £35 - £85 and takes 15 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Ghent?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ghent is to fly and train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs £60 - £210.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Ghent?

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Gent St Pieters via London St. Pancras International and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 56 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Ghent?

It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Edinburgh to Ghent, including transfers.