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

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 280 / ...

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$42 - $68

Rideshare  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lille to Ghent 45.5 miles

$6

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Lille to Ghent 46.6 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

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

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe Eurostar and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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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 1 h and costs .

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The bus from Lille to Ghent takes 1 h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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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 Eurostar, depart from Lille Europe Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Ghent is to bus which takes 1 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 45 min.

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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 Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Lille to Ghent 4 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lille to Ghent via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $60
Premier
$67 - $69
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $48
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Book your Lille to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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