There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ghent by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

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Train  •  8 h 24 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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$133 - $300

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Fly Edinburgh to Charleroi, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$64 - $218

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Train, bus  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Ghent 814 / ...

$259 - $402

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 280 / ...

$92 - $127

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

$285 - $337

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 4 min

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

$140 - $203

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$87 - $280

Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 33 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

$98 - $263

Train to Newcastle, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Brussels (BRU) NCL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$115 - $401

Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GLA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort

$122 - $315

Fly Edinburgh to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Eindhoven (EIN) EDI - 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

$66 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ghent via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via London St. Pancras International and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ghent is 444 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Edinburgh to Ghent, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Ghent train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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

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

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Ghent is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:17 PM in Edinburgh and 11:17 PM in Ghent.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 24 min

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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 8 h 24 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 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 27 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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
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 37 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
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 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
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
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
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 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
$30 - $34
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 - $18
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
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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
Bus operators
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 London to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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Edinburgh to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport.

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