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There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

78€ - 108€

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ghent N84 / ...

24€ - 65€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent 454.7 km

50€ - 75€

Fly, train  •  3h 28m

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

67€ - 265€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is to bus which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 3h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Ghent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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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 Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Ghent is 366 km. The road distance is 454.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ghent train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 8h 25m.

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  • Distance: 365.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Ghent via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Ghent twice daily. Tickets cost 24€ - 30€ and the journey takes 8h 25m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 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€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Frankfurt Hbf to Gent, Dampoort
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Eurolines DE

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Ghent station.

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Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Ghent is 455 km. It takes approximately 4h 9m 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, Omio and Busbud.

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There are 520+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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