How to get from Amsterdam to Ghent

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from Amsterdam to Ghent

You can get from Amsterdam to Ghent by train, bus or flight.

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train

To get from Amsterdam to Ghent on 19 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:28Amsterdam Centraal3h05 11:33Ghent St Pieters
1 change
£471One-way
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12:25Amsterdam9h10 21:35Ghent
1 change
£221One-way
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09:28Amsterdam Centraal3h05 12:33Ghent St Pieters
1 change
£471One-way
10:28Amsterdam Centraal3h05 13:33Ghent St Pieters
1 change
£471One-way
08:15Amsterdam Centraal2h18 10:33Ghent St Pieters
1 change
£781One-way

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Ghent

distanceDistance104 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £437
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £437 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCB | IC

Travel 104 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Amsterdam and Ghent. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Amsterdam to Ghent.

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FAQs

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Ghent, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ghent if travelling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Amsterdam and Ghent.

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Ghent, Belgium?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Ghent?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Ghent here.

You can travel from Amsterdam to Ghent 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Ghent. Tickets for a coach cost on average £17.

This is compared to other travel options to Ghent:

A coach journey is usually £419 less than a journey to Ghent by plane, which costs on average £437 for the same trip.

A coach is about £28 less than a train, which costs on average £45 for this trip.

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Ghent is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Ghent from Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 18 min   on average.

Ghent is approximately 104 miles away from Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Ghent is:

  • 7 coaches per day.
  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Amsterdam to Ghent as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Amsterdam to Ghent:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Ghent.
  • Trains mostly depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Gent St Pieters.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Ghent, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Ghent by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Ghent for £17 on Omio.
  • KLM Cityhopper can get you to Ghent by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM Cityhopper from Amsterdam to Ghent for £437 on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC for trains to Ghent. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB | IC Amsterdam to Ghent tickets on Omio for £45.

Yes, there are direct services available between Amsterdam and Ghent with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus with 5 direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by plane with KLM Cityhopper with direct flights per day.
  • You can find around direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ghent as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Ghent from Amsterdam.

Many of our customers travelling from Amsterdam to Ghent don't make Ghent their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Brussels, Bruges or Paris, either of which you could add to your Amsterdam and Ghent trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Ghent to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Amsterdam to Ghent, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £17 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £437 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £45 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Ghent tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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