There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice
  3. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$95 - $141

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Gent N84

$29 - $75

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$104 - $158

Bus, train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Breda, Central station, Stationslaan, International bus stop
  2. Take the train from Breda to Antwerpen-Berchem
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$32 - $49

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent 284.1 miles

$55 - $90

Fly, train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$98 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is to bus and train which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Gent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Ghent is 366 km. The road distance is 454.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ghent train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs 80€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 228.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent via Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz/Messeplatz, Köln, Breslauer Platz/Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brusel Nord, and Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord in around 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent 4 times a week. Tickets cost $29 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Gent-Sint-Pieters
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
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
30 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-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
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 Breda to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Gent
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$30
High
$41
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ghent
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Breda, Central station, Stationslaan, International bus stop
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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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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Frankfurt am Main to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Gent station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is 455 km. It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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