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Trains Ghent to Brussels: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Ghent to Brussels?

When you're traveling from Ghent to Brussels, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 10.65. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 10.19, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Ghent to Brussels by train

Best price $ 10.19
Journey duration 1 h 26 min
Connections per day 400
First departure 02:59
Last departure 00:23
Distance 31 mi
Departure Ghent
Arrival Brussels
Carriers Belgianrail, SNCF, SNCB, SBB

Ticket price Ghent - Brussels every day

$ 5.85
$ 5.86
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Route Summary by Train

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$ 10.19
Maximum price
$ 32.34

Ghent - Brussels


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How long is the journey from Ghent to Brussels by train?

The journey from Ghent to Brussels covers a distance of 31 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 26 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 39 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Ghent to Brussels faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Ghent to Brussels?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Ghent to Brussels leaving at 02:59. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 00:23.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Ghent to Brussels route?

In Ghent, departure stations include Gent-Dampoort, Gent-Sint-Pieters, Gentbrugge, Merelbeke, Tronchiennes / Drongen, Gent Dampoort D1 [De Lijn], Drongen, Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters, Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort and Wondelgem Station [De Lijn]. When you arrive in Brussels, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Bruxelles-Midi, Brux.-/ Brus-Centr., Brux./Brus.-Schuman, Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord, BOCKSTAEL [STIB/MIVB], MERODE [STIB/MIVB], ETTERBEEK STATION/ETTERBEEK GARE [STIB/MIVB], SIMONIS [STIB/MIVB], ARCADEN/ARCADES [STIB/MIVB] and MEISER [STIB/MIVB]. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Ghent to Brussels?

The exact number of journeys from Ghent to Brussels can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 400 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including SNCB and SBB. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 400 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Ghent to Brussels. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Ghent to Brussels varies, but in general, you can expect to find 14 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 386 journeys with one change or more.


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