There are 5 ways to get from Utrecht to Ghent by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Ghent 800

$10 - $18

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

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

$47 - $79

Train via Gand-Saint-Pierre  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...

$33 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Ghent 117 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre

$76 - $261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Ghent is to bus which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Ghent is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Ghent is 151 km. The road distance is 187.3 km.

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The bus from Utrecht to Ghent takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Ghent. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Gand-Dampoort via Rotterdam Centraal and Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 94.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Ghent 5 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Utrecht to Ghent via Rotterdam Centraal, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Anvers-Central in around 3 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central to Gand-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $33
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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