London to Ghent train

Cheap train tickets from London to Ghent

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

£145

Average

£179

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.

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09:01London St Pancras2h56 12:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1451One-way
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17:04London St Pancras2h53 20:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1451One-way
15:04London St Pancras2h53 18:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1771One-way
13:01London St Pancras2h56 16:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1771One-way
08:16London St Pancras2h41 11:57Ghent St Pieters
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£2161One-way

Train schedule London to Ghent

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08:16London St Pancras2h41 11:57Ghent St Pieters
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09:01London St Pancras2h56 12:57Ghent St Pieters
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11:04London St Pancras2h53 14:57Ghent St Pieters
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13:01London St Pancras2h56 16:57Ghent St Pieters
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15:04London St Pancras2h53 18:57Ghent St Pieters
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17:04London St Pancras2h53 20:57Ghent St Pieters
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Fastest train times from London to Ghent

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 41 m

Average

2 h 52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

272 km

It's difficult to get from London to Ghent without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:16London St Pancras2h41 11:57Ghent St Pieters
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£2161One-way
17:04London St Pancras2h53 20:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1451One-way
15:04London St Pancras2h53 18:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1771One-way
11:04London St Pancras2h53 14:57Ghent St Pieters
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£2161One-way
09:01London St Pancras2h56 12:57Ghent St Pieters
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£1451One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Ghent

distanceDistance169 miles (272 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£91 (€103)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Ghent cover the 169 miles (272 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 41 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £66, but the average price of train tickets is £91. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

Train companies: Eurostar trains London to Ghent

Buy your official Eurostar train tickets from London to Ghent from £66 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between London and Ghent in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train to Ghent from London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

  • Average Price: £66

Trains from London to Ghent

With a short journey time of approximately three hours and some early morning departures, not only is it easy to travel to Ghent from London by train, but it is also possible to break the journey with a few hours to explore Brussels. A similar timetable operates from Monday to Saturday with slightly fewer departures on Sundays. All trains leave from London St Pancras International and arrive at Ghent St Pieters.

Which train companies travel from London to Ghent?

Train routes between the two cities of London and Ghent are operated mainly by Eurostar, a European-owned high-speed service that links the United Kingdom with some continental countries via the Channel Tunnel. Eurostar tickets are available in three classes in modern and comfortable trains. Onboard services include luggage space, power sockets, individual lights, WiFi and cafe-bars.

How long is the train from London to Ghent?

The actual journey time by train from London to Ghent is approximately three hours but this will be longer if passengers wish to break their journey in Brussels, where connections are made at Brussels-Midi Train Station.

How many trains are there from London to Ghent?

There are up to nine trains to Ghent from London every day with trains leaving at regular intervals from the early morning until early evening. The first departure is later on Sundays while some late evening departures do not arrive in Ghent until the following day.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Ghent?

Departure train station: All trains from London to Ghent depart from London St Pancras International Station, which has several large concourses and is conveniently located for central London. It is part of a transport network that includes local, regional, intercity and underground trains as well as local buses and taxis. Station facilities at London St Pancras International include car parking, WiFi, left luggage storage, currency exchange, cafes and restaurants, including a champagne bar, and shops that range from supermarkets to high-end boutiques.

Arrival train station: All trains to Ghent from London terminate at Ghent St Pieters Station. This historic station is part of an extensive tram and bus network. To reach the city centre from Ghent St Pieters Station takes about 10 minutes by tram. Among the station facilities are left luggage storage, car parking and cafes.


Eurostar trains from London to Ghent

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The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

The check-in time for Eurostar to Ghent train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Ghent more comfortable.

With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Ghent train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.


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Eurostar Trains from London to Ghent

The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Ghent, Belgium by train 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 for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 16/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Ghent from London before travelling.

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

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

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully 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?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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:

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

Last verified on 17/05/2022. 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 London train here.

You can find a cheap train from London to Ghent for some dates and times for as low as £66  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Ghent from London is £91  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Ghent from London via train to be approximately 169 miles (272 km).
On average the London to Ghent train time is 2 h 41 min  covering the 169 miles (272 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

There are a few train stations in London to start your journey from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Ghent you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Ghent, called Gent St Pieters, is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from its city centre.

For the best London to Ghent train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between London and Ghent to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 3 trains a day from London to Ghent. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from London to Ghent, the first train leaves at 07: 16. If you prefer late night trains from London to Ghent, the last train of the day leaves at 18: 04. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Ghent schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets to Ghent from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £91 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Ghent a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Ghent
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Ghent.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139

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