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There are 10 ways to get from Southend East Station to Ghent by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train 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  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  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 / ...

$86 - $231

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Train, bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges
  3. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$30 - $44

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent 803 / ...

$67 - $98

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Ghent

$63 - $92

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ghent

$208 - $226

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  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

$119 - $364

Fly Southend to Antwerp, train  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Antwerp (ANR) SEN - ANR
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$109 - $469

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  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

$112 - $274

Fly Southend to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SEN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$90 - $250

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$121 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend East Station to Ghent is to train and bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend East Station to Ghent is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £180 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend East Station to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea and arriving at Ghent via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 4m.

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The distance between Southend East Station and Ghent is 134 miles.

The best way to get from Southend East Station to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs £65 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Southend East Station to Ghent, including transfers.

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Southend East Station to Ghent bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southend-on-Sea station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Southend East Station to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ghent station.

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Ghent is 1h ahead of Southend East Station. It is currently 10:27 PM in Southend East Station and 11:27 PM in Ghent.

Map of how to get from Southend East Station to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Southend East Station, England and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Southend East Station to Ghent via West Ham, West Ham station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 4h 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southend to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend East to West Ham
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
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
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 Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
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
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
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 London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
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
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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