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Ghent to Brussels by train

The journey from Ghent to Brussels by train is 30.81 mi and takes 0 hr 38 min. There are 30 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:07 AM and the last at 7:03 PM. It is possible to travel from Ghent to Brussels by train for as little as $13.24 or as much as $14.08. The best price for this journey is $13.24.

Lowest Price$13.24
Journey Duration0 hr 38 min
Connection per Day30
Lowest Price$13.24
Highest Price$14.08
First Departure12:07 AM
Last Departure7:03 PM
Distance30.81 mi
DepartureGhent
ArrivalBrussels
CarriersDB - Intercity

Ghent to Brussels Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 20, 2024

Travel from Ghent to Brussels by train

This journey from Ghent to Brussels lasts around 0 hr 38 min, and there are approximately 30 trains departing each day. The average fare is about $13.30, but prices can go as low as $13.24.

This route is mainly operated by SNCB, Belgium's national railway company, offering a seamless journey from Ghent's medieval charm to Brussels' vibrant cosmopolitan energy. On SNCB trains, passengers can choose from first or second-class carriages depending on their comfort needs and budget.

The primary classes on SNCB trains are Standard Class (also known as 2nd Class) and Comfort Class (also known as 1st Class). Comfort Class typically offers more spacious seating, additional legroom, and sometimes enhanced services like complimentary food and drinks. While still comfortable, Standard Class has slightly less spacious seating and fewer amenities.

Your adventure begins at Gent-Sint-Pieters, Ghent's primary train station. From here, you can easily reach the station via local De Lijn buses and trams, which provide extensive coverage throughout the city.

Upon arrival in Brussels, your train will stop at Brussels-Central Station or Brussels-South Station, depending on your ticket. Both stations feature shops and restaurants and are well-connected to the local public transport system, including buses, trams, and the Metro.

Brussels is not just Belgium's capital but also the administrative center of the European Union. Here, you can explore the historic Grand Place, visit the iconic Atomium, or indulge in world-renowned Belgian chocolates and waffles.

Let us lend a hand as you plan your train trip from Ghent to Brussels. We compare thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to help you find the best deal possible. Use our price calendar below to find the most affordable travel options from Ghent to Brussels.

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Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Brussels
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Ghent to Brussels.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Ghent to Brussels, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Ghent to Brussels.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10.18 to $13.26 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 23% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Ghent to Brussels

The cheapest Ghent - Brussels train tickets can be found for as low as $10.14 if you’re lucky, or $12.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $14.09.

Find the best day to travel to Brussels by train

When travelling to Brussels by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Ghent to Brussels CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
3.47kg
Bus
3.72kg
Flight
9.92kg
Car
7.93kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Ghent to Brussels by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Ghent and Brussels are 3.47kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Ghent and Brussels? By taking the train between Ghent and Brussels you will save 6.45kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.25kg compared to a bus and 4.46kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Ghent to Brussels?
A train ticket from Ghent to Brussels is $13.30. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $13.24.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Ghent to Brussels?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Ghent to Brussels is $13.24. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Ghent and Brussels by train?
Ghent to Brussels is 30.81 mi.
How long does the train between Ghent and Brussels take?
Ghent to Brussels is on average 0 hr 38 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 28 min.
How many train connections per day go from Ghent to Brussels?
Ghent to Brussels has 30 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Ghent to Brussels leave?
The earliest train from Ghent to Brussels departs at 12:07 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Ghent to Brussels depart?
The latest train from Ghent to Brussels departs at 7:03 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Ghent to Brussels in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $13.24 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Ghent to Brussels?
There are on average 30 direct connection(s) from Ghent to go to Brussels.
What's the fastest journey time between Ghent to Brussels by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Ghent and Brussels is 0 hr 28 min.
Is there a direct train from Ghent to Brussels?
Yes, there is a direct train between Ghent and Brussels.
What are the CO2 emissions for Ghent to Brussels by train?
The train journey from Ghent to Brussels creates 3.47kg of CO2 emissions.

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