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There are 10 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.

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Train, bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent N814 / ...

93€ - 344€

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Bus, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from London to Dunkerque 452
  2. Take the train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

27€ - 38€

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Train  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ter

97€ - 360€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 21m

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

177€ - 192€

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 53m

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

35€ - 99€

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  5h 8m

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

70€ - 376€

Fly London City to Antwerp, train  •  4h 46m

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

62€ - 308€

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 15m

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

121€ - 418€

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

119€ - 396€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Brussels, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

84€ - 356€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Ghent is to bus and train which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ghent is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £150 - £180 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Ghent. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between London and Ghent is 272 km.

The best way to get from London to Ghent without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 32m and costs £80 - £310.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from London to Ghent, including transfers.

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London to Ghent train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ghent is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 5:59 AM in London and 6:59 AM in Ghent.

London to Ghent train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre station.

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Map of how to get from London to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 272.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

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

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Ghent via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 3h 50m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 310€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Air Antwerp
Website
airantwerp.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 310€
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 480€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Dunkerque
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 55€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
7€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 55€

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Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 527+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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