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There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic

€15 - €17

Cheapest option

Bus, line 12 bus  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the Bus from Gent to Brussels
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Luxembourg to Brussels Airport 12

€8 - €9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) 68 km

€95 - €120

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) 68 km

€7 - €11

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from Ghent to Brussels Airport 68 km

€30 - €60

Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train

The train journey time between Ghent and Brussels Airport (BRU) is around 1h 12m and covers a distance of around 69 km. The fastest train normally takes 55 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) train service departs from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arrives in Brussels Airport-Zaventem. Typically 249 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 12m
Fastest train time:
55 min
Train distance:
69 km
Trains per week:
249
Cheapest price:
€15
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:00
Last train departs at:
22:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Ghent → Brussels Airport (BRU)
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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Mandatory

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Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels Airport (BRU) is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels Airport (BRU) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels Airport (BRU) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to Bus and line 12 bus which costs €8 - €9 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to taxi which costs €95 - €120 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Gent and arriving at Brussels Airport via Gare Du Midi and Luxembourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Brussels Airport-Zaventem. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Brussels Airport (BRU) is 56 km. The road distance is 68 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs €15 - €17.

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The train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem takes 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Gent station.

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Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) 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 Brussels Airport (BRU) is to train which takes 58 min and costs €15 - €17. Alternatively, you can Bus and line 12 bus, which costs €8 - €9 and takes 2h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 56.3 km
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem hourly. Tickets cost €15 - €17 and the journey takes 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) via Brussels, Gare Du Midi, and Luxembourg in around 2h 6m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Gent to Brussels
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from Luxembourg to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Other operators
Taxi from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
€95 - €120
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 065
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxi Gent
Phone
+32 9 333 33 33
Website
taxigent.be
Taxi Discount Gent
Phone
+32 475 47 10 10
Website
taxisdiscount.be
Express Taxi VIP
Phone
+32 489 87 38 73
Website
expresstaxi.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be
Jayride
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Ghent to Brussels Airport
Estimated price
€30 - €60

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Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by STIB, arrive at Brussels Airport station.

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Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) is 68 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU).

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