The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Ghent to Brussels will cost around £ 10 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Ghent for Brussels every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 50 km distance in an average of 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 29 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 1 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Average train duration||29 min|
|Average train ticket price||£10 (€11)|
|Train frequency||50 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCB | IC|
Trains from Ghent to Brussels cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 29 min with our travel partners like SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £10, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
With fast journey times, direct routes and dozens of departures every day of the week, taking the train from Ghent to Brussels is a stress-free way of travelling. The service is operated by Belgian Rail with departures starting very early in the morning and continuing until shortly before midnight. During the day there are up to 10 departures every hour while journey times range from 28 minutes to one hour 30 minutes. All departures are from Ghent St Pieters Station while trains complete their journey at Brussels-Midi Station.
There are several dozen trains from Ghent to Brussels every day of the week. All services are direct with departures starting very early in the day and continuing to around midnight. Between these times there are at least two and up to 10 departures every hour.
The fastest train journey from Ghent to Brussels takes just 28 minutes while other departures can take upwards of one hour 30 minutes with changes.
Departure train station: trains to Brussels from Ghent all depart from Ghent St Pieters Station. This attractive and historic building is approximately 30 minutes' walk from the city centre. It can also be reached from central Ghent by taxi, tram or local bus. Among the station's facilities are car and bicycle parking, left-luggage storage, a ticket office, automatic ticket machines, toilets, shops and places to drink and eat. All areas have step-free access, there are accessible toilets and induction loops while wheelchairs can be borrowed. Members of station staff are always available to provide further assistance if required.
Arrival train station: routes from Ghent to Brussels arrive at the large and busy Brussels-Midi Station. Located in the heart of Brussels, the station is within easy walking distance of tourist attractions, hotels and shops. It is linked to the city by taxis, buses and Metro trains while there is a dedicated shuttle service to Brussels Charleroi Airport. Brussels-Midi's extensive facilities include car and bicycle parking, WiFi, toilets, ticket offices and automatic ticket machines, left-luggage storage, shops and cafes. All areas have step-free access and the station has accessible toilets. Further assistance for those with limited mobility can be pre-booked.
Train routes from Ghent to Brussels are all operated by Belgian Rail.
Trains belonging to the state-owned Belgian Rail are identified by a blue stylised capital 'B' logo. All services are direct with dozens of departures throughout the day and journeys that take between half an hour and one hour 30 minutes on high-speed intercity trains.
Both Standard and First-Class tickets are available on trains from Ghent to Brussels. There is plenty of storage space for luggage and room for pushchairs. There is an additional charge for bicycle carriage, and this should be pre-booked. Small animals including dogs and service animals travel free. A charge may be made for larger dogs and these should be muzzled during the journey. All trains have wide-door toilets and wheelchair spaces while staff can assist with boarding and leaving trains when required.
Ticket prices for trains from Ghent to Brussels are similar throughout the day and week although some savings can be made by booking online in advance or allowing flexibility when it comes to travel dates and times.
When taking a train from Ghent, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort. When you arrive in Brussels, your train can arrive in train stations including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Gent St Pieters and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bruxelles-Midi and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Brussels.
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