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There are 8 ways to get from Ghent to Waterloo Station by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras Int. Eurostar / ...

£95 - £314

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Gent to London

£12 - £15

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London, London Victoria Coach Station 080

£22 - £28

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 22m

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

£156 - £167

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Ghent to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Waterloo Station

£90 - £122

Train to Brussels, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 48m

  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

£48 - £162

Train to Antwerp, fly to London City  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to London City (LCY) ANR - LCY

£110 - £390

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

£116 - £524

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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waterloo Station is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Waterloo Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Waterloo Station is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Ghent to Waterloo Station is to bus and ferry, which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 5h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Waterloo Station is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 180€ - 200€ and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Gent and arriving at Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Waterloo station via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, King's Cross St. Pancras station and Warren Street station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Ghent and Waterloo Station is 169 miles.

The best way to get from Ghent to Waterloo Station without a car is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs 110€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Ghent to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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

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Ghent to Waterloo Station 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 10m.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 169.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Waterloo Station via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras Int., King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston Square station, and Warren Street station in around 3h 41m. 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
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £480
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Air Antwerp
Website
airantwerp.com
Flights from Antwerp to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£10 - £290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
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 Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£5 - £8
1st Class
£7 - £11
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£13 - £15
1st Class
£17 - £20
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £14
Train from Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £14
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £75
Website
Thalys
Standard
£40 - £55
Comfort
£50 - £65
Premium
£55 - £75
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
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 Bruges to London, London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £85
Standard Car - Flexi
£100 - £130

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Ghent to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at London station.

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Waterloo Station is 1h behind Ghent. It is currently 10:35 AM in Ghent and 9:35 AM in Waterloo Station.

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

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Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from Brussels Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 30532+ hotels available in Waterloo Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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