There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Ghent by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...

$94 - $125

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Gent N802

$16 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...

$19 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Ghent 181.4 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre

$104 - $316

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Ghent is to bus and train which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Ghent is to train which costs 80€ - 110€ and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Paris and Ghent is 263 km. The road distance is 290.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Paris to Ghent, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Gent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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

You can take a train from Paris to Ghent via Bruxelles Midi and Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Ghent once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Gand-Saint-Pierre
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
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Gent
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Paris, Paris to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Paris City Center - Bercy to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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