There are 10 ways to get from Ghent to Barcelona by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 5 min

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

$53 - $212

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Train to Charleroi, fly  •  6 h 55 min

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

$75 - $339

Train to Ostend, fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende
  2. Fly from Ostend (OST) to Barcelona (BCN) OST - BCN

$59 - $164

Train to Antwerp, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Barcelona (BCN) ANR - BCN

$68 - $294

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Barcelona (BCN) RTM - BCN

$72 - $359

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  4. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN) EIN - BCN

$75 - $342

Train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$294 - $363

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gent to Barcelona

$126

Train, bus  •  23 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem Ic
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona N781

$102 - $164

Drive  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Barcelona 827.2 miles

$170 - $250

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gent and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 53 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Barcelona is 1081 km. The road distance is 1323.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Ghent to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Ghent to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, depart from Gent station.

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Ghent to Barcelona train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Barcelona is to train which takes 10 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Ghent to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 675.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Ghent to Barcelona via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h 53 min. Alternatively, Starbus operates a bus from Ghent to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $126 and the journey takes 18 h 30 min.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Ostend to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Antwerp to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
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
$31 - $34
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
41 min
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 Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Breda
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Breda
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $400
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Gent to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$126
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Brussels Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Ghent to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Barcelona is 1324 km. It takes approximately 12 h 23 min to drive from Ghent to Barcelona.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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