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There are 4 ways to get from Ghent to Rotterdam by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 803 / ...

$8 - $14

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$23 - $38

Bus, train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Gent, Zuid(Centrum) to Middelburg, Station 50
  2. Take the train from Middelburg to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$20 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Rotterdam 91.3 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Rotterdam is 110 km. The road distance is 146.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 7€ - 12€.

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The bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Ghent to Rotterdam train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 7€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ghent to Rotterdam via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Middelburg to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Gent, Zuid(Centrum) to Middelburg, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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Ghent to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Ghent to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Rotterdam is 146 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Ghent to Rotterdam.

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