There are 6 ways to get from Ghent to Düsseldorf by train, bus, car 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 Thalys  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf

$83 - $111

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Düsseldorf 280

$14 - $25

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$56 - $116

Train, bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof

$48 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Düsseldorf 157 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$66 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Düsseldorf is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Düsseldorf via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Düsseldorf is 214 km. The road distance is 251.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 70€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Ghent to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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Ghent to Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 70€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 133.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Düsseldorf, Germany?

You can take a train from Ghent to Düsseldorf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Brussels - Midi in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Düsseldorf once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$75 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Antwerpen to Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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