Brussels to Ghent train

Wed, 24 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Ghent

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Brussels to Ghent is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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SNCB | IC
08:080h28
Brussels-Midi
08:36Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
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SNCB | IC
08:370h29
Brussels-Midi
09:06Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
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SNCB | IC
08:191h01
Brussels-Midi
09:20Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
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SNCB | IC
08:290h28
Brussels-Midi
08:57Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
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SNCB | IC
08:560h28
Brussels-Midi
09:24Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBrussels to Ghent

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
SNCB | IC
08:080h28
Brussels-Midi
08:36Ghent St Pieters
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:191h01
Brussels-Midi
09:20Ghent St Pieters
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:290h28
Brussels-Midi
08:57Ghent St Pieters
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:370h29
Brussels-Midi
09:06Ghent St Pieters
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:490h58
Brussels-Midi
09:47Ghent St Pieters
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:560h28
Brussels-Midi
09:24Ghent St Pieters
0 changes

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Train times from Brussels to Ghent

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

28 m

Average

38 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

50 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Brussels for Ghent every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SNCB | IC
08:080h28
Brussels-Midi
08:36Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SNCB | IC
08:290h28
Brussels-Midi
08:57Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SNCB | IC
08:560h28
Brussels-Midi
09:24Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:370h29
Brussels-Midi
09:06Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes
SNCB | IC
08:490h58
Brussels-Midi
09:47Ghent St Pieters
£131One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Brussels to Ghent

distanceDistance30 miles
durationAverage train duration25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesPKP Intercity, BSB, Renfe Regional Exprés, Regional or SNCB

Trains from Brussels to Ghent cover the 30 miles long trip taking on average 25 min with our travel partners like PKP Intercity, BSB, Renfe Regional Exprés, Regional or SNCB. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Brussels-Midi and arrive in Ghent St Pieters.

Train providers: PKP Intercity, BSB and Renfe Regional Exprés trains Brussels to Ghent

Find the best trains between Brussels and Ghent with Omio's travel partners PKP Intercity, BSB and Renfe Regional Exprés from £11. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium with train tickets from Brussels to Ghent. It operates a wide range of trains, including Intercity, Interregio, EuroCity, Thalys, and ICE International. Intercity trains are the most frequent and offer the fastest connections between major cities. Interregio trains are slower and offer more stops. EuroCity trains are international services that connect Belgium with other European countries. Thalys trains are high-speed services that connect Belgium with France, Germany, and the Netherlands. ICE International trains are international services that connect Belgium with Germany and the Netherlands. SNCB offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for SNCB are Brussels to Antwerp, Brussels to Bruges, Brussels to Ghent, and Brussels to Liege.

Brussels to Ghent train information with SNCB:

  • Average Duration: 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: £11
  • SNCB frequency: 50 a day

Trains from Brussels to Ghent: Journey Details

There are no buses from Brussels to Ghent on a regular basis at present. The cities are just 56 km apart and trains from Brussels to Ghent offer a fast and convenient alternative. Trains run almost hourly during the day and more frequently at the weekend. An average journey by train takes approximately 30 minutes and trains are operated by the Belgian national rail service, commonly referred to as SNCB. The first trains depart in the early hours of the morning and the last leaves just before 8 pm each evening.

Taking the Train from Brussels

All trains from Brussels to Ghent depart from Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station. The station is just south of the city centre and 5 minutes from the Bourse. It's easy to reach from any district and there is parking underneath for those who wish to arrive by car. Premetro trams including 83 and 90 stop at the station. Brussels Midi/Zuid is also on the metro (lines 2 and 6) and is a stop on several bus routes.

Getting into Ghent by Train

Visitors to Ghent will be captivated by its beautiful architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Explore medieval landmark's like St. Nicholas's Church and the Belfry and Cloth Hall or take a cruise on the city's scenic canals. Trains from Brussels to Ghent arrive at Sint-Pieters rail station which is about 2 km from the city centre. Travellers should take the long tunnel that connects all 12 platforms to the station entrance where they can find taxis or public transport links. The number 1 tram to Korenmarkt is the fastest way to reach the city centre and the trip takes approximately 10 minutes.

FAQs: Brussels to Ghent train

FAQs: Travel by train from Brussels to Ghent easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Ghent.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Ghent can start from as little as £11 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Brussels to Ghent is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Brussels and Ghent is on average 25 min   for the 30 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Ghent from Brussels by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Brussels to Ghent leaves at 06: 03. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Brussels to Ghent leaves at 22: 52.
Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day from Brussels to Ghent with SNCB. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Brussels to Ghent train with PKP Intercity, BSB, Renfe Regional Exprés, Regional or SNCB. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Brussels to Ghent as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 52.

When departing from Brussels, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels-North. When arriving in Ghent, you can end your journey in train stations like Ghent St Pieters and Ghent-Dampoort.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Brussels-Midi, which is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Ghent St Pieters, located 2.7 miles (4.4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Ghent from Brussels is worth doing with a journey time of 25 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Brussels to Ghent by train is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Brussels to Ghent including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Brussels and Ghent

Brussels
Ghent
Brussels-Central is the most popular Brussels railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Brussels for your journey to Ghent.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+32 25282828
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 15 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Brussels-Central
Metro lines: 1, 5
Train lines: IC, Intercity Direct 9200, RER (S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10)
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Ghent St Pieters is the most popular Ghent train station for Omio travellers, but Ghent has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Ghent for your journey from Brussels.
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Ghent-DampoortParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
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