There are 10 ways to get from Ghent to Edinburgh by train, night bus, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£146 - £709

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Bus  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to London - Victoria Coach Station Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Utrecht > Antwerp > Bruges > London - Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express / ...

£29 - £37

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Train, night bus  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Lille, Europe to London 450
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£179 - £594

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 13m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Edinburgh

£94 - £190

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 46m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

£223 - £275

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRU - EDI

£58 - £204

Train to Charleroi, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CRL - EDI

£40 - £158

Train to Brussels, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Newcastle (NCL) BRU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£105 - £382

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

£92 - £280

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Edinburgh (EDI) RTM - EDI

£104 - £287

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 19h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Edinburgh via Bruges and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Edinburgh via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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The distance between Ghent and Edinburgh is 444 miles.

The best way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs 160€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Ghent to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Ghent to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Bruges station.

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Ghent to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs 160€ - 800€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 19h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Ghent to Edinburgh via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 8h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Edinburgh via Bruges, London - Victoria Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 19h 35m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £300
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £390
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Flights from Charleroi to Edinburgh via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
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
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £14
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£5 - £8
1st Class
£8 - £12
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £19
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£17 - £19
1st Class
£23 - £26
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £10
1st Class
£9 - £14
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£90 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
TransPennine Express
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £95
Website
Thalys
Standard
£45 - £70
Comfort
£60 - £80
Premium
£65 - £95
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £80
Website
Thalys
Standard
£40 - £60
Comfort
£50 - £70
Premium
£55 - £80
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from Lille, Europe to London
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £22
Website
Blablabus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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Ghent to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Ghent. It is currently 11:43 PM in Ghent and 10:43 PM in Edinburgh.

Ghent to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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