There are 11 ways to get from Ghent to Birmingham by train, bus, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

£121 - £458

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Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Gent-Dampoort to Birmingham

£16 - £19

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Night bus, bus  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the night bus from Ghent to London N814
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express / ...

£25 - £31

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 14m

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

£177 - £204

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 25m

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

£63 - £98

Train to Brussels, fly to Birmingham  •  5h 1m

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

£53 - £237

Train to Brussels, fly to East Midlands, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / 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

£90 - £556

Train to Brussels, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / 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

£84 - £304

Train to Brussels, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / 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

£91 - £278

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 21m

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

£88 - £258

Train to Brussels, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

£110 - £283

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to bus which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 280€ and takes 5h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gent-Dampoort and arriving at Birmingham. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 26m.

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The distance between Ghent and Birmingham is 261 miles.

The best way to get from Ghent to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs 140€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Ghent to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Ghent to Birmingham bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, depart from Gent-Dampoort station.

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

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The best way to get from Ghent to Birmingham is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs 140€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 13h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 261.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Birmingham via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Euston in around 5h 26m. Alternatively, Eurobus SK operates a bus from Ghent to Birmingham once a week. Tickets cost £16 - £19 and the journey takes 13h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Flights from Brussels to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £460
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £440
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £550
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £400
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £290
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£5 - £9
1st Class
£8 - £13
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£16 - £18
1st Class
£23 - £25
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £14
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£27 - £45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Single
£27 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
Thalys
Standard
£45 - £65
Comfort
£55 - £75
Premium
£65 - £90
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Gent-Dampoort to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £19
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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
Night bus from Ghent to London
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £22
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
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Book at
National Express
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham - Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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

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Ghent to Birmingham bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, arrive at Birmingham station.

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Birmingham is 1h behind Ghent. It is currently 5:45 PM in Ghent and 4:45 PM in Birmingham.

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

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

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