There are 3 ways to get from Ghent to Rotterdam by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen Centraal Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$39 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

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

$9 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Rotterdam 91.3 miles

$22 - $35

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Rotterdam via Antwerpen Centraal in around 2 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ghent to Rotterdam?

The distance between Ghent and Rotterdam is 110 km. The road distance is 146 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam?

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam?

The quickest way to get from Ghent to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 1 h 36 min and costs 18€ - 27€.

Is there a direct train between Ghent and Rotterdam?

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

Is there a direct bus between Ghent and Rotterdam?

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 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Ghent to Rotterdam?

It takes approximately 2 h to get from Ghent to Rotterdam, including transfers.