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There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Ghent by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

119€ - 159€

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Bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Lille Nice - Airport > Antibes > Cannes > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent N814 / ...

26€ - 48€

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Train via Paris CDG Airport (CDG)  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy Tgv
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ter

125€ - 174€

Night bus, train  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Brussels, Brussels South N769
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

43€ - 55€

Drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Ghent 761.2 km

85€ - 130€

Fly Lyon to Brussels, train  •  5h 6m

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

79€ - 297€

Train to Geneva, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

88€ - 263€

Fly Lyon to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG) LYS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

121€ - 306€

Fly Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - 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

132€ - 357€

Fly Lyon to Paris Orly, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Orly (ORY) LYS - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

178€ - 479€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Ghent is to bus which costs 25€ - 50€ and takes 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Ghent is to train which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station and arriving at Ghent via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Lyon and Ghent is 595 km. The road distance is 761.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Lyon to Ghent, including transfers.

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Lyon to Ghent bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station.

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Lyon to Ghent train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Ghent is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs 110€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 50€ and takes 10h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 595.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Ghent via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Ghent via Lille in around 10h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 400€
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Lyon Perrache to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 95€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
52 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€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

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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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
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€
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Lille
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Brussels, Brussels South
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Lyon 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 Lyon to Ghent is 761 km. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from Lyon to Ghent.

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Lyon Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Ghent bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 517+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 14€ - 17€.

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