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Overview: Train from Zurich to Ghent

distanceDistance334 miles (539 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Zurich to Ghent cover the 334 miles (539 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 11 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £54, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £48. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn Zurich – Ghent

For as little as £48 you can travel by train from Zurich to Ghent with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 334 miles (539 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Zurich to Ghent. Check the DB train timetable for your trip from Zurich to Ghent on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Zurich to Ghent you can pay as low as £48.

Deutsche Bahn is the main operator of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, toilets are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Zurich to Ghent:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Ghent

Travel by train to Ghent easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Ghent.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Ghent?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Ghent, Belgium by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium from Switzerland?

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

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

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 from Zurich to Ghent as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Ghent, Belgium?

Return travel from Belgium to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

Last checked on 20/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Ghent.

How much do cheap trains to Ghent from Zurich cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Ghent from Zurich for as low as £48  for the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Ghent?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Ghent train to cost on average £54  one way.

What is the distance between Zurich and Ghent by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Zurich and Ghent via train to be approximately 334 miles (539 km).

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

The Zurich to Ghent train duration is on average 10 h 11 min, which is to be expected when travelling 334 miles (539 km) from Zurich to Ghent. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What station does the Zurich to Ghent train leave from? Which Ghent train station do I come into from Zurich?

When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When you arrive in Ghent, your train can arrive in train stations including Gent St Pieters and Gent-Dampoort.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Zürich HB   to Gent St Pieters.

Where is the Zurich train station located? Where is the Ghent train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Zürich HB, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city centre of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Ghent, called Gent St Pieters, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city centre.

What train companies offer a service to Ghent from Zurich?

If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Ghent, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Ghent. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Zurich to Ghent route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

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

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

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

If you prefer early morning trains from Zurich to Ghent, the first train leaves at 04: 59. If you prefer late night trains from Zurich to Ghent, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 08. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Ghent timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Zurich to Ghent for the best deals?

If you buy Zurich to Ghent train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £54. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Zurich to Ghent. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Ghent.