How to get from Zurich to Ghent

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Travel Information between Zurich and Ghent

distanceDistance334 miles (539 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£40 - £161
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £40 • 8 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £161 • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 334 miles (539 km) by coach, flight or train to Ghent from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £40. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Ghent.

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Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Ghent, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Ghent from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ghent, Belgium from Zurich?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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
  • 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)

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Ghent, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Zurich to Ghent closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Ghent, Belgium?

Reentering Switzerland 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 Zurich from Ghent?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland 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: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 09/05/2022. 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 Zurich from Ghent here.

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Ghent from Zurich. You can take a coach, flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Ghent. Tickets for a train cost on average £40.

This is compared to other travel options to Ghent:

A train is about £17 less than a coach, which costs on average £57 for this route.

A train is £121 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Ghent costing on average £161.

The fastest way to get to Ghent from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 20 min.

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

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In comparison, getting to Ghent by train can take on average 8 h 12 min.

Ghent is approximately 334 miles (539 km) away from Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Ghent is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Zurich to Ghent:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Ghent.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Zurich to Ghent depart from Zürich HB to Gent St Pieters.

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

  • You can travel to Ghent from Zurich by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £57 with Flixbus from Zurich to Ghent.
  • You can travel by plane to Ghent from Zurich with KLM, and you can find KLM Zurich to Ghent tickets for £161 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Ghent from Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £40 with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Ghent.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Ghent often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Bruges or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Ghent itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Ghent and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Zurich 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 journey is £57 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £161 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £40 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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