There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam 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.

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort Intercity / ...

$21 - $60

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

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

$8 - $15

3 alternative options

Train NS International  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort Ic / ...

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Ghent 90.1 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$78 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Ghent is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Ghent is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 18€ - 55€.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Ghent is 110 km. The road distance is 144 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Rotterdam to Ghent, including transfers.

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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 40 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 Gent-Dampoort via Antwerpen-Berchem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Ghent via Antwerpen-Berchem in around 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Ghent every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Nmbs/Sncb
Website
belgianrail.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
belgianrail.be
Train from Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
belgianrail.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
belgianrail.be
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
ns.nl
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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