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There are 6 ways to get from Ghent to Zaventem by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic

$26 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus, line 272 bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753
  2. Take the line 272 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 5 to Zaventem Kerkplein 272

$7 - $9

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Train, line 272 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the line 272 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 5 to Zaventem Kerkplein 272

$12 - $16

Rideshare  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ghent to Zaventem 42 miles

$8

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ghent to Zaventem 42.7 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Zaventem 42.7 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Zaventem is to rideshare which costs 7€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Zaventem is to taxi which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Zaventem Kerkplein via Brussel Noord Perron 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Ghent and Zaventem is 56 km. The road distance is 68.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Zaventem without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs 22€ - 25€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Ghent to Zaventem, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ghent to Zaventem is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs 22€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 272 bus, which costs 6€ - 8€ and takes 2 h.

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Ghent to Zaventem bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Zaventem Kerkplein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Zaventem is 68 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Ghent to Zaventem.

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  • Distance: 35.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Zaventem, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Ghent to Zaventem hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Zaventem via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Brussel Noord Perron 5 in around 2 h.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord Perron 5 to Zaventem Kerkplein
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ghent to Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Ghent to Zaventem
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Taxi Gent
Phone
+32 9 333 33 33
Website
taxigent.be
Express Taxi VIP
Phone
+32 489 87 38 73
Website
expresstaxi.be
Taxi Discount Gent
Phone
+32 475 47 10 10
Website
airport-taxis-discount.be

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ghent and Zaventem. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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