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There are 6 ways to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

4 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Gent, Dampoort to Middelburg, Station
  2. Take the train from Middelburg to Amsterdam Centraal

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Amsterdam

Drive

  1. Drive from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam

Train, fly

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

Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Gent-Dampoort and Amsterdam is around 2h 8m and covers a distance of around 220 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 8m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam train service departs from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 59 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 1m
Layover time:
7 min
Total time:
2h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 8m
Train distance:
220 km
Trains per week:
59
Cheapest price:
€62
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:36
Last train departs at:
21:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam train schedules

Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €15 and takes 3h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam is to drive which takes 2h 23m and costs €28 - €45.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 1m.

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The distance between Gent-Dampoort and Amsterdam is 167 km. The road distance is 217.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ghent station.

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Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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The best way to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs €60 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €16 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 166.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Gent-Dampoort, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam via Anvers-Central in around 3h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 4 times a day. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 50m. FlixBus-de also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
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 Middelburg to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
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 Ghent to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ghent to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam is 217 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Gent-Dampoort to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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