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

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$203 - $267

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Bus, train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Liège N831
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$51 - $81

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Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Ghent 1753

$60 - $83

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Ghent 429.9 miles

$90 - $130

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$90 - $315

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort

$70 - $476

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters

$94 - $330

Fly Zurich to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-Dampoort

$96 - $352

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Ghent is to bus and train which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Ghent is to fly and train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 310 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Ghent via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Gent-Sint-Pieters via Basel SBB, Strasbourg and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Ghent is 539 km. The road distance is 687.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Zürich to Ghent, including transfers.

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Zürich to Ghent bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Ghent train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Ghent is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 337 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Ghent via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Bruxelles Midi, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Ghent via Brussels North and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 12 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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
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
1 h 45 min
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.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 Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $25
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Gent-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
$13 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
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 Zurich to Liège
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Zürich to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ghent station.

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Zürich to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Ghent is 688 km. It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to drive from Zürich to Ghent.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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