There are 5 ways to get from Leiden to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort Ic

$46 - $76

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Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Ghent 803

$12 - $22

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Middelburg Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Middelburg, Station to Gent, Zuid(Centrum) 50

$25 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Ghent 114.4 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$75 - $258

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Breestraat and arriving at Ghent via The Hague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Gent-Dampoort via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Ghent is 134 km. The road distance is 183 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Leiden to Ghent, including transfers.

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Leiden to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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Leiden to Ghent train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Ghent is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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  • Distance: 84 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Leiden to Ghent via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leiden to Ghent every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Leiden Centraal to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
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
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Middelburg, Station to Gent, Zuid(Centrum)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
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 The Hague to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Leiden to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gent-Dampoort station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Ghent is 183 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Leiden to Ghent.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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