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Overview: Train from Paris to Ghent

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€97)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys, SNCB | IC or TGV

Trains from Paris to Ghent cover the 163 miles (263 km) long route taking on average 2 h 6 min with our travel partners like Thalys, SNCB | IC or TGV. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £85, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £66. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

Train companies: Train from Paris to Ghent with Thalys and TGV

Find the best trains between Paris and Ghent with Omio's travel partners Thalys and TGV from £66. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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TGV

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Paris to Ghent with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

If you're looking for cheap Thalys tickets from Paris to Ghent, check out Omio! With one-way Paris to Ghent train ticket prices starting as low as £66 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Ghent from Paris by showing you the latest Thalys offers, train timetables and tickets for this 163 miles (263 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with Thalys. If you search for Thalys tickets from Paris to Ghent in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Paris to Ghent on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Thalys so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Thalys has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Thalys tickets from Paris to Ghent and when travelling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Thalys trains from Paris to Ghent

The Thalys is a high-speed train in France which travels to over 17 cities throughout Europe, making it a very handy railway company to take if you’re looking to explore several European countries in one. The Thalys train map connects several destinations in France—the most popular being the Thalys train from Paris to Brussels and onwards to Cologne or Amsterdam. Picking up cheap Thalys tickets is easy in the app; just book Ticketless Journeys in advance or add discount cards to get deals on your next trip to France.

Thalys Standard, Thalys Comfort or Thalys Premium fare types are available; you to compare prices for high-speed trains from Paris to Ghent on Omio. The differences between each class is WiFi speed, seat comfort and more quiet zones. With Premium tickets you get served a meal and drinks throughout the journey with access to the Thalys lounge and newspapers. Pick up a cheap Thalys ticket by travelling during off-peak, mid-week hours and by planning in advance. The cheapest day to travel by train on tends to be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

By booking your train from Paris to Ghent with Omio, you can pay in GBP and receive travel updates in English, so if your Thalys train is cancelled, Omio will suggest alternatives—we are with you all the way.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Ghent

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Ghent from Paris?

Travel between Paris, France and Ghent, Belgium by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Ghent as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering France from Ghent, Belgium?

Return travel from Belgium to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Ghent?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Ghent?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 21/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Ghent.

How much does a cheap train between Paris and Ghent cost?

You can find a cheap train from Paris to Ghent for some dates and times for as low as £66  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Ghent?

If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Paris to Ghent train prices are on average £85  one way.

What is the distance from Paris to Ghent by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Paris and Ghent via train to be approximately 163 miles (263 km).

How long does it take from Paris to Ghent by train?

While the time it takes to travel 163 miles (263 km) between Paris and Ghent can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Paris to Ghent is on average 2 h 6 min.

When travelling by train from Paris to Ghent, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Ghent do I arrive in?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon   to Gent St Pieters   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Gent St Pieters, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre of Ghent.

Which train providers can get me from Paris to Ghent?

Take the Paris to Ghent train with Thalys, SNCB | IC or TGV. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Paris and Ghent as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there to Ghent from Paris a day?

The average number of trains departing Paris for Ghent is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from Paris to Ghent? When does the last train depart from Paris to Ghent?

You can take the first train from Paris to Ghent at 07: 25   or take the last train from Paris to Ghent leaving at 18: 06. Look for the latest Paris Ghent train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How early should I book train tickets between Paris and Ghent to score the best deals?

If you buy Paris to Ghent train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £85. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Paris to Ghent. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Ghent
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Ghent.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C