There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to Brussels by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...

$7 - $12

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Schaerbeek 37.2 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gent to Bruxelles Gare du Nord

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ghent to Brussels 35.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Brussels 35.3 miles

$7 - $11

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Brussels is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Brussels is to train which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 30 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Brussels is 50 km. The road distance is 56.6 km.

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The train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Bruxelles-Midi takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gent and arriving at Bruxelles Gare du Nord. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre and arriving at Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Brussels, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Ghent to Brussels every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, Turancar operates a bus from Ghent to Brussels once a week. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Turancar
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ghent to Schaerbeek
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ghent to Brussels
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Taxi Gent
Phone
+32 9 333 33 33
Website
taxigent.be
Express Taxi VIP
Phone
+32 489 87 38 73
Website
expresstaxi.be
Taxi Discount Gent
Phone
+32 475 47 10 10
Website
airport-taxis-discount.be

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