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Overview: Coach from London to Ghent

distanceDistance169 miles (272 km)
durationAverage coach duration8 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£30 (€35)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines France or National Express

Coaches from London to Ghent cover the 169 miles (272 km) long route taking on average 8 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £30, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £27. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Ghent.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus London to Ghent

You can travel by coach to Ghent from London with National Express and FlixBus for as low as £27. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Ghent coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    When purchasing your National Express coach tickets to Ghent from London, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from London to Ghent

    There are multiple bus companies servicing this route and they include Eurostar, Flixbus and Eurolines UK. The buses are not direct as there is one change along the way at Bruxelles-Midi. The departure station for buses from London to Ghent is London St Pancras International while the departure station is Gent St Pieters. It takes an estimated 5 hours and 30 minutes to about 6 hours to complete the journey. Flixbus has a bus leaving the station three times a day while the Eurolines UK bus leaves once daily. These buses are available every day of the week.

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    FAQs

    Is travel by coach currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Ghent, Belgium?

    Travel between London, United Kingdom and Ghent, Belgium by coach is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Belgium from United Kingdom?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from London?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Ghent, Belgium?

    When travelling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach to Ghent from London before travelling.

    Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Belgium by coach?

    The restriction level for your return coach to London, United Kingdom from Ghent is: Partially open.

    Is my return coach into London from Ghent restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Ghent?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    Last checked on 21/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to London from Ghent closer to your date of departure here.

    How much do cheap coach tickets from London to Ghent cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Ghent from London to cost as little as £27  in the next 7 days.

    How much is a coach ticket from London to Ghent?

    If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Ghent coach prices are on average £30  one way.

    How many miles is it from London to Ghent by coach?

    You should expect to travel around 169 miles (272 km)  from London to Ghent by coach.

    How long is the coach between London and Ghent?

    The coach time to Ghent from London is on average 8 h 10 min  for the 169 miles (272 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Ghent from London by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    When travelling by coach from London to Ghent, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Ghent do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Ghent.

    Where is the coach station in London to go to Ghent? Where is the coach station in Ghent located?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Ghent most often arrive at Ghent and need to travel around 0.3 miles (463 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Ghent?

    For the route from London to Ghent you can take a coach with Flixbus, Eurolines France or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Ghent from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    When does the first coach depart from London to Ghent? When does the last coach depart from London to Ghent?

    The earliest coach departing from London to Ghent leaves at 08: 30. The last coach departing from London to Ghent leaves at 22: 00. You can find the latest London to Ghent coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    When should I buy London Ghent coach tickets to score the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase coach tickets to Ghent from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £30 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Ghent a few months in advance.