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There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to London by train, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  3h 24m

  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

£91 - £308

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Bus and ferry  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Gent to London

£9 - £13

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 24m

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

£156 - £167

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 53m

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

£88 - £165

Train, fly  •  4h 24m

  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

£47 - £479

Ghent to London by train

The train journey time between Ghent and London is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 265 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Eurostar, the Ghent to London train service departs from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ghent to London train schedules

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Belgium from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to London is to bus and ferry which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 5h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Ghent to London is to train. Taking this option will cost 100€ - 360€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gent and arriving at London. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 26m.

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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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 24m.

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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 train which takes 3h 24m and costs 100€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Ghent to London, including transfers.

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Ghent to London bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Gent station.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to London.
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  • Distance: 170.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to London King's Cross via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 24m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Gent to London twice a week. Tickets cost £9 - £13 and the journey takes 5h 26m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£100 - £250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £430
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
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£13 - £15
1st Class
£17 - £20
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
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
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 London bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at London station.

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London is 1h behind Ghent. It is currently 8:12 PM in Ghent and 7:12 PM in London.

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

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