There are 11 ways to get from Ghent to London by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$168 - $371

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to London 814

$40 - $70

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Lille 280 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria

$59 - $87

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 20 min

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

$206 - $223

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 35 min

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

$61 - $89

Train to Brussels, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 33 min

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

$98 - $254

Train to Antwerp, fly to London City  •  4 h 44 min

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

$80 - $311

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

$109 - $350

Train to Antwerp, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Southend (SEN) ANR - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$110 - $432

Train to Brussels, fly to London Gatwick  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Gatwick (LGW) BRU - LGW

$217 - $549

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to London City  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

$116 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to London is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to London is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 170€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at London. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to London. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Ghent and London is 272 km.

The best way to get from Ghent to London without a car is to train which takes 5 h 54 min and costs 140€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Ghent to London, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Ghent to London.
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  • Distance: 170.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Ghent to London via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 5 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to London once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Antwerp to Southend
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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