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There are 12 ways to get from Oxford to Ghent by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$108 - $276

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Bus  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR - the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Ghent N814

$40 - $65

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station X90
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 814 / ...

$74 - $112

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 14 min

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

$220 - $242

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 38 min

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

$75 - $109

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$132 - $315

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$110 - $328

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$145 - $415

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Brussels  •  5 h 46 min

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

$245 - $611

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$128 - $369

Train to East Midlands, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Brussels (BRU) EMA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$136 - $761

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  5. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$133 - $312

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Ghent is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Ghent is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £190 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Ghent via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Ghent is 221 miles.

The best way to get from Oxford to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £80 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Oxford to Ghent, including transfers.

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Oxford to Ghent bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Ghent is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £80 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 221 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Ghent via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Ghent via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London Victoria Coach Station, and London in around 11 h 29 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
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
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / 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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / 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
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Oxford to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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