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

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753

$3 - $6

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Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central Ic

$8 - $12

Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Schaerbeek 37.2 miles

$6

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 6 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 best way to get from Ghent to Brussels without a car is to bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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The bus from Ghent to Brussels, Brussels-North station takes 1 h including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Ghent to Brussels 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 Brussels is to bus which takes 1 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 6 min.

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Ghent to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Ghent to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central station.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h. Turancar also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Ghent to Brussels every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Brussels is 57 km. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Ghent to Brussels.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ghent and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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