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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Ghent by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

165€ - 277€

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Bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 479 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille 757 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 814 / ...

33€ - 57€

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Train via Lille  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ter

139€ - 187€

Drive  •  7h 31m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Ghent 820.9 km

90€ - 140€

Fly Geneva to Brussels, train  •  4h 47m

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

68€ - 217€

Train to Lyon, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

128€ - 396€

Fly Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

106€ - 327€

Fly Geneva to Lille Lesquin, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) GVA - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre

60€ - 273€

Train, shuttle  •  14h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lancy-Pont-Rouge to Aigle 41-Y
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Aigle to Gentbrugge

194€ - 220€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Ghent is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 12h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Ghent is to fly and train which costs SFr 70 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Ghent via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 4m.

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The distance between Geneva and Ghent is 568 km. The road distance is 820.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Geneva to Ghent, including transfers.

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Geneva to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Ghent train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Ghent is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 12h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 567.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Geneva to Ghent via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Ghent via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Lille in around 12h 22m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
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
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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€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lancy-Pont-Rouge to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneva to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Aigle to Gentbrugge
Ave. Duration
12h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160€
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Geneva 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 Geneva to Ghent is 821 km. It takes approximately 7h 31m to drive from Geneva to Ghent.

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Brussels Airlines, Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 517+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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