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There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to Duisburg by train, bus or car

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 via Cologne  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re5 / ...

53€ - 120€

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Duisburg 380

12€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof Thalys

72€ - 105€

Train, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Duisburg 153

57€ - 80€

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Duisburg 147.4 miles

26€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Duisburg is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Duisburg is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Duisburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Duisburg. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Duisburg Hbf via Bruxelles-Midi and Köln Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Ghent and Duisburg is 216 km. The road distance is 235.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Duisburg without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 4h 2m and costs 50€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Ghent to Duisburg, including transfers.

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

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Ghent to Duisburg 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 Duisburg is to train via Cologne which takes 4h 2m and costs 50€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Duisburg.
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  • Distance: 135.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Duisburg via Bruxelles-Midi and Köln Dom / Hbf in around 4h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Duisburg once daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 20€ and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
55€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
19€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
65€ - 95€
1st Class
95€ - 130€
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Ghent to Duisburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Duisburg station.

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Ghent to Duisburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Duisburg is 236 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Ghent to Duisburg.

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