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There are 9 ways to get from Ghent to Edinburgh by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  8h 28m

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

$133 - $301

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Train to Charleroi, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 5m

  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

$63 - $218

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Lille 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$89 - $177

Bus  •  17h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to London 814
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$79 - $144

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 51m

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

$282 - $341

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 1m

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

$139 - $204

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 17m

  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

$86 - $281

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 4m

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

$80 - $244

Train to Brussels, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 46m

  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

$115 - $404

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 5h 17m.

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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 Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 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/Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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The distance between Ghent and Edinburgh is 711 km.

The best way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 8h 28m and costs 110€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 8h 28m to get from Ghent to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Ghent to Edinburgh bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ghent 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 28m and costs 110€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 17h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 28m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Edinburgh via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 8h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Edinburgh via London and London Victoria Station in around 17h 57m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Charleroi to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
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
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to London
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
Megabus UK
Ferry operators

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

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

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