There are 12 ways to get from Ghent to Birmingham by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Brussels, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 33 min

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

$70 - $304

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Train to Antwerp, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 10 min

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

$65 - $446

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Train to Brussels, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to East Midlands (EMA) BRU - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$115 - $733

Train to Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN) BRU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$116 - $327

Train to Brussels, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bristol (BRS) BRU - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street

$137 - $374

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX

$101 - $292

Train  •  7 h 45 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 Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$233 - $481

Bus, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to London 814
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$107 - $180

Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Lille 280 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

$72 - $104

Bus, train via London Marylebone  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to London 814
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

$106 - $168

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Birmingham

$233 - $262

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Birmingham

$84 - $129

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Birmingham is 418 km.

The best way to get from Ghent to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 190€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Ghent to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 261.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Birmingham, England?

You can take a train from Ghent to Birmingham via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
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
$13 - $19
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
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 - $170
Eurostar
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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Ghent to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Ghent. It is currently 7:26 PM in Ghent and 6:26 PM in Birmingham.

Ghent to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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KLM and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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