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There are 4 ways to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  56 min

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

$22 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, line 272 bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753
  2. Take the line 272 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 5 to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B 272 / ...

$7 - $9

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Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) 42.5 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) 42.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to bus and line 272 bus which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to taxi which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B via Brussel Noord Perron 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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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 56 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 56 min and costs 19€ - 21€.

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The train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ghent 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 56 min and costs 19€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 272 bus, which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 2 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 35.2 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $24 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) via Brussel Noord Perron 5 in around 2 h 1 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
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
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord Perron 5 to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
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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Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B 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 42 min to drive from Ghent to Brussels Airport (BRU).

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