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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$143 - $321

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to London 815 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham National Express

$44 - $69

10 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Lille Flandres Ic
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

$134 - $200

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

$236 - $265

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 10 min

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

$85 - $129

Train to Brussels, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX) BRU - BHX

$70 - $304

Train to Antwerp, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 28 min

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

$69 - $450

Train to Brussels, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to East Midlands (EMA) BRU - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$115 - $734

Train to Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN) BRU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$121 - $327

Train to Brussels, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  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 24 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX

$111 - $301

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  6 h 37 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 London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$182 - $465

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Birmingham via Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 5 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Birmingham via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 9 h 20 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 10 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 10 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
Monday to Saturday
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
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
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent St Pieters to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $240
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
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
35 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
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ghent and Birmingham is 418 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to train and fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 60€ - 260€.

No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Gent St Pieters and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Birmingham via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Ghent to Birmingham, including transfers.