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Overview: Train from Manchester to Ghent

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Manchester to Ghent cover the 301 miles (486 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 50 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Manchester, United Kingdom to Ghent, Belgium?

Travel between Manchester, 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 Manchester?

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 train to Ghent from Manchester before travelling.

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 Manchester 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 Manchester, 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 21/01/2022. 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 Manchester train here.

What is the distance between Manchester and Ghent by train?

The distance between Manchester and Ghent by train is approximately 301 miles (486 km).

How long is the train between Manchester and Ghent?

The train time from Manchester to Ghent is on average 6 h 50 min  for the 301 miles (486 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Ghent by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Manchester to Ghent do I depart from? Which Ghent train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester train stations to Ghent you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Ghent include Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Gent St Pieters.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Ghent? Where is the train station in Ghent located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 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 train services are there to Ghent from Manchester a day?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Ghent is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Ghent.
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