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There are 3 ways to get from Rotterdam to Ghent by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort Ic

$38 - $60

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent 803 / ...

$8 - $14

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Ghent 90.1 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Ghent is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Ghent is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Ghent. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Ghent is 110 km. The road distance is 144.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Rotterdam to Ghent, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Ghent train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Ghent is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Ghent via Antwerpen-Centraal and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Ghent every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
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
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Rotterdam to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Ghent is 144 km. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Rotterdam to Ghent.

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