There are 8 ways to get from London to Ghent by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...

$75 - $206

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Bus, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Bruges Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Bruges to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...

$16 - $24

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Ghent 814 / ...

$20 - $35

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$205 - $222

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$61 - $89

Fly London City to Antwerp, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort

$81 - $311

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort

$110 - $350

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre

$99 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Ghent is to bus and train which costs £12 - £19 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ghent is to train which costs £55 - £160 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between London and Ghent is 170 miles.

It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from London to Ghent, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Ghent. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Ghent. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from London to Ghent via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Ghent twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Bruges to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 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
$30 - $34
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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