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There are 4 ways to get from Lille to Ghent by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent N814 / ...

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk Courtrai/Kortrijk - Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$18 - $27

Rideshare  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Ghent 45.5 miles

$6

Drive  •  48m

  1. Drive from Lille to Ghent 46.6 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Ghent is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Ghent is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lille and arriving at Ghent. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lille Flandres and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Courtrai / Kortrijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Lille and Ghent is 65 km. The road distance is 74.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Ghent without a car is to bus which takes 1h and costs 3€ - 6€.

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The bus from Lille to Ghent takes 1h including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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Lille to Ghent train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Lille Flandres station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Ghent is to bus which takes 1h and costs 3€ - 6€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 1h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 40.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between Lille, France and Ghent, Belgium?

FlixBus operates a bus from Lille to Ghent every 2 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lille to Ghent via Courtrai / Kortrijk in around 1h 25m.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$14 - $22
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
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 Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Lille to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Ghent is 75 km. It takes approximately 48m to drive from Lille to Ghent.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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

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