How to get from Paris to Ghent

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from Paris to Ghent

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

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To get from Paris to Ghent on 05 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:10Paris5h25 21:35Ghent
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£221One-way
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16:10Paris5h25 21:35Ghent
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08:25Paris Gare du Nord2h07 10:32Ghent St Pieters
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08:25Paris Gare du Nord2h07 10:32Ghent St Pieters
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£1021One-way
09:22Paris Gare du Nord2h10 11:32Ghent St Pieters
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£1021One-way

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Travel Information between Paris and Ghent

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £203 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Thalys

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Paris to Ghent. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Thalys among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Ghent.

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FAQs

International travel from Paris, France to Ghent, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from France?

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

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

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 27/06/2022; 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 Paris and Ghent.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Ghent, Belgium?

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

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

  • 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 48 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)
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 03/07/2022. 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 Paris from Ghent here.

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

The cheapest way from Paris to Ghent is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Ghent:

A ferry is generally £13 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £13 from Paris to Ghent.

A ferry journey is usually £203 less than a journey to Ghent by plane, which costs on average £203 for the same trip.

A ferry is £98 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Paris to Ghent costing on average £98.

The fastest way to get to Ghent from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Ghent that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 45 min.

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 6 min   of travel time.

The distance from Paris to Ghent is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Ghent is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Paris 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 Paris to Ghent:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Ghent.
  • Trains most often depart from Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Ghent at Gent St Pieters.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Ghent:

  • You can take a coach from Paris to Ghent with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £13 with Flixbus from Paris to Ghent.
  • You can take a flight from Paris to Ghent with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for £203 with Lufthansa from Paris to Ghent.
  • You can go to Ghent from Paris by train with Thalys. You'll see cheap train tickets for £98 with Thalys from Paris to Ghent on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Ghent with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 4 direct coaches per day to take to Ghent with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Ghent with Brussels Airlines.
  • You'll find direct train services to Ghent with with around direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Ghent tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Your journey from Paris to Ghent doesn't have to end in Ghent. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Bruges or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Brussels, Bruges or Amsterdam to your Paris to Ghent trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Ghent today!

When planning your trip from Paris to Ghent, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £13 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £203 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £98 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Ghent online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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