There are 9 ways to get from London to Ghent by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$76 - $207

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

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

$24 - $40

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 280 / ...

$60 - $85

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

$206 - $223

Drive, carferry  •  4 h 40 min

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

$61 - $89

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  4 h 48 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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort

$110 - $350

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$99 - $251

Train to Southend, fly to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Antwerp (ANR) SEN - ANR
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort

$125 - $491

Fly London City to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$112 - $352

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Ghent. Services depart four times a day, 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between London and Ghent is 170 miles.

The best way to get from London to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from London to Ghent, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Ghent is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 170.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from London to Ghent via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Ghent 4 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $40 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
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
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
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
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
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
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
Bus from London to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Ghent is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 6:02 PM in London and 7:02 PM in Ghent.

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

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British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport.

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Book your London to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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