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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Ghent

distanceDistance440 miles (710 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Ghent cover the 440 miles (710 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 11 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Ghent, Belgium allowed?

Travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Ghent, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Ghent from Edinburgh restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Edinburgh?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Edinburgh to Ghent closer to your date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Ghent to Edinburgh is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Belgium?

Reentry to United Kingdom 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 23/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Ghent to Edinburgh train here.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Ghent by train?

You should expect to travel around 440 miles (710 km)  between Edinburgh and Ghent by train.

How long is the train to Ghent from Edinburgh?

While the time it takes to travel 440 miles (710 km) to Ghent from Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Edinburgh to Ghent is on average 10 h 11 min.

What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Ghent?

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Ghent, you can end your trip in train stations like Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Gent St Pieters   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival train station in Ghent located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Gent St Pieters and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the train station to the city centre in Ghent.

How many trains per day are there between Edinburgh and Ghent?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Edinburgh to Ghent. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh for your journey to Ghent.
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