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There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to The Louvre by train, bus, car 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.

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Train via Paris Nord  •  2h 43m

  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 Paris Nord Thalys

€83 - €173

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Bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the Bus from Gent to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 1755 / ...

€14 - €23

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Train  •  4h 6m

  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 Paris Nord Izy

€33 - €50

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Ghent to The Louvre 294.5 km

€30 - €50

Train, fly  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

€86 - €246

Ghent to The Louvre by train and walk

The journey time between Ghent and The Louvre is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 364 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 5m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Thalys, Paris RER and others, the Ghent to The Louvre service departs from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arrives in The Louvre. Typically 72 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 12m
Fastest journey time:
2h 5m
Journey distance:
364 km
Services per week:
72
Cheapest price:
€83
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:01
Last service departs at:
20:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ghent to The Louvre train and walk schedules

Belgium → France
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International entry into France from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Belgium.

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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 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from France.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to The Louvre is to Bus which costs €13 - €23 and takes 5h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Ghent to The Louvre is to train via Paris Nord. Taking this option will cost €80 - €180 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Gent and arriving at Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti via Lille and Gare De Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 43m.

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The distance between Ghent and The Louvre is 263 km. The road distance is 294.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to The Louvre without a car is to train via Paris Nord which takes 2h 43m and costs €80 - €180.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Ghent to The Louvre, including transfers.

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

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Ghent to The Louvre train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to The Louvre is to train via Paris Nord which takes 2h 43m and costs €80 - €180. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs €13 - €23 and takes 5h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 262.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 43m

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and The Louvre, France?

You can take a train from Ghent to The Louvre via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 2h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to The Louvre via Lille, Paris, Gare De Bercy, and Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti in around 5h 39m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €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
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Gent to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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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 The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Ghent to The Louvre train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to The Louvre is 294 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Ghent to The Louvre.

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

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