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There are 8 ways to get from Stuttgart to Ghent by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

111€ - 166€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Kornwestheim Post Waypoint 2 to Brussels, Brussels-North station N36
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

38€ - 48€

6 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Gent

45€ - 70€

Drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Ghent 619.3 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

99€ - 337€

Fly Stuttgart to Brussels, train  •  5h 4m

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

103€ - 327€

Fly Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 52m

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

121€ - 507€

Train to Zurich, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

139€ - 389€

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Ghent is to bus and train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Ghent is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 340€ and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Gent. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 10h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Ghent is 465 km. The road distance is 619.3 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Stuttgart to Ghent, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Stuttgart station.

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Stuttgart to Ghent train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Ghent is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 10h 16m.

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  • Distance: 465 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Ghent via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5h 43m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Stuttgart to Gent 3 times a week. Tickets cost 45€ - 70€ and the journey takes 10h 16m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 700€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Kornwestheim Post Waypoint 2 to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Stuttgart to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Gent station.

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Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart to Ghent is 619 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Stuttgart to Ghent.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 517+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 3€ - 6€.

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