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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$93 - $123

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Bus Ouibus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent N814 / ...

$12 - $19

4 alternative options

Train inOui TGV  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk
  3. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$66 - $82

Bus Eurolines FR  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Gent N802

$16 - $80

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Paris to Ghent 181.4 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  4h 21m

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

$104 - $316

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Ghent is to bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Ghent is to train which costs 80€ - 110€ and takes 1h 58m.

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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 3h 30m.

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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 / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 58m.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs 80€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Paris to Ghent, including transfers.

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Paris to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Ghent train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Ghent is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs 80€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 70€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 164.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 58m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Ghent via Bruxelles Midi and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 1h 58m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Ghent once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 3h 30m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Courtrai/Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$14 - $22
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Gent
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 Centre - Bercy to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Paris to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Gent station.

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Paris 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 Paris to Ghent is 290 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Paris to Ghent.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Paris to Ghent bus tickets online with Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 436+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38m and costs 10€.

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