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There are 7 ways to get from Ghent to Edinburgh by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi 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

£141 - £698

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 36m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Gent to London
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express / ...

£24 - £53

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Bus and ferry, train  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Gent to London
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£162 - £566

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 16m

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

£142 - £247

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 49m

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

£211 - £252

Train to Brussels, fly  •  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

£64 - £220

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 45m

  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

£82 - £295

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 27€ - 65€ and takes 15h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Gent and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 36m.

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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 17m.

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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 17m and costs 160€ - 850€.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Ghent to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Ghent to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Gent 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 quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 17m

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 17m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£5 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£13 - £15
1st Class
£17 - £20
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £14
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
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
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
Thalys
Standard
£45 - £65
Comfort
£55 - £75
Premium
£65 - £90
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
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 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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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 4:25 PM in Ghent and 3:25 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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Brussels Airlines and KLM offer flights from Brussels Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2780+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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