There are 10 ways to get from Ghent to London by bus, train, car, car train, car ferry 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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Bus, train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Gent, Dampoort to Lille, Europe 940 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£87 - £317

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Train, bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London - Victoria Coach Station Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Utrecht > Antwerp > Bruges > London - Victoria Coach Station

£15 - £20

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Train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres Ic
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£84 - £315

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 23m

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

£160 - £173

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 51m

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

£32 - £90

Train to Brussels, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 32m

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

£62 - £263

Train to Antwerp, fly to London City  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to London City (LCY) ANR - LCY

£55 - £248

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  5h 3m

  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 London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

£109 - £306

Train to Brussels, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Gatwick (LGW) BRU - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£81 - £231

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  6h 9m

  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 London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

£97 - £289

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to London is to train and bus which costs 17€ - 23€ and takes 7h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to London is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 170€ - 200€ and takes 3h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to London. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Courtrai and Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 31m.

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The distance between Ghent and London is 170 miles.

The best way to get from Ghent to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 33m and costs 95€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Ghent to London, including transfers.

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Ghent to London 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 London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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London is 1h behind Ghent. It is currently 3:13 AM in Ghent and 2:13 AM in London.

Ghent to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to London.
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  • Distance: 170.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and London, England?

You can take a train from Ghent to London King's Cross via Courtrai, Lille Flandres, and Lille Europe in around 4h 31m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £370
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Flights from Antwerp to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Air Antwerp
Website
airantwerp.com
Flights from Antwerp to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £750
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£230 - £550
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
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 Courtrai to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£4 - £7
1st Class
£7 - £10
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
59 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-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £14
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
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
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gand-Dampoort to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£7 - £11
Rail 1st Class
£13 - £20
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
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
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
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
Bus from Gent, Dampoort to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £18
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
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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KLM, Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from Brussels Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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