There are 5 ways to get from Maastricht to Ghent by train, bus or car

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 29 min

  1. Eurocity
  2. Intercity

$22 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. N84

$10 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. 45 / ...
  2. Intercity

$19 - $26

Train via Hasselt  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Eurocity / ...
  2. Intercity

$27 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. 105.1 miles

$25 - $40

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Maastricht to Ghent via Liège-Guillemins in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Maastricht to Ghent twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Maastricht to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Maastricht to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Hasselt to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
Nmbs
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
nmbs.be
Train from Maastricht to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
nmbs.be
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 10
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maastricht and Ghent is 140 km. The road distance is 168 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Ghent is to bus which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Ghent is to drive which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Gent St Pieters via Liège-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maastricht and arriving at Ghent. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Maastricht to Ghent, including transfers.