There are 10 ways to get from Zürich 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.

Recommended option

Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 48 min

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  2. Tgv / ...
  3. Tha
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$232 - $355

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 54 min

$63 - $82

8 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 19 min

  1. TGV / ...
  2. Tgv
  3. Ic

$118 - $140

Train, bus  •  12 h 20 min

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  2. Ic

$71 - $126

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. 429.9 miles

$90 - $130

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. ZRH - BRU

$90 - $314

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. BSL - BRU

$93 - $328

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. ZRH - ANR

$74 - $479

Fly Zurich to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. ZRH - AMS

$96 - $351

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 15 min

  1. SXB - BRU

$156 - $422

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Zürich to Ghent via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, Paris Nord, Bruxelles Midi, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 7 h 48 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Ghent 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$59 - $64
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$59 - $64
1st Class
$70 - $120
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
42 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 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Ghent is 539 km. The road distance is 688 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Ghent is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Ghent is to fly and train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 320.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Gent St Pieters via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Nord and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Gent Sint-Pietersstation perron 12 via Brussel Noord Perron 2 and Aalst Station perron 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Zürich to Ghent, including transfers.