There are 6 ways to get from Leiden to Ghent 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  •  3 h 5 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 Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort Ic / ...

$46 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent 803 / ...

$12 - $23

4 alternative options

Train via Gand-Saint-Pierre  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...

$31 - $54

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 45 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre

$75 - $258

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Ghent is to bus which costs 10€ - 20€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Ghent is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Leiden to Ghent, including transfers.

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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 and Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 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 Gand-Dampoort via Rotterdam Centraal and Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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

You can take a train from Leiden to Ghent via Rotterdam Centraal, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Anvers-Central in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leiden to Ghent every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Leiden Centraal to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 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
34 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 Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Middelburg, Station to Gent, Zuid(Centrum)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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