There are 7 ways to get from Ghent to Rouen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  4 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 St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite Ic

$120 - $175

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Lille 280 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Rouen, Rouen 713 / ...

$13 - $32

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Rouen-Rive-Droite

$49 - $78

Train, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Rouen

$32 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Rouen 202.8 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite

$131 - $360

Train, fly to Rouen  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rouen (URO) BRU - URO

$133 - $416

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Rouen is to bus which costs 11€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Rouen is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Rouen. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Rouen, Rouen via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Rouen. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Rouen-Rive-Droite via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Rouen is 258 km. The road distance is 324.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Rouen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Ghent to Rouen, including transfers.

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

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Ghent to Rouen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Rouen is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Rouen.
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  • Distance: 161.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Rouen, France?

You can take a train from Ghent to Rouen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Rouen via Lille in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Rouen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Rouen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Rouen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
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 Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
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
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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Lille Flandres to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $85
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 Lille to Rouen, Rouen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lille to Rouen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Rouen
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
isilines.com

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Ghent to Rouen train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Rouen-Rive-Droite station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Rouen is 325 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Ghent to Rouen.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Ghent to Rouen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Rouen. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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