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Paris to Ghent by train

The journey from Paris to Ghent by train is 163.67 mi and takes 2 hr 24 min. There are 17 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:18 AM and the last at 9:54 PM. It is possible to travel from Paris to Ghent by train for as little as $43.00 or as much as $221.28. The best price for this journey is $43.00.

Lowest Price$43.00
Journey Duration2 hr 24 min
Connection per Day17
Lowest Price$43.00
Highest Price$221.28
First Departure6:18 AM
Last Departure9:54 PM
Distance163.67 mi
DepartureParis
ArrivalGhent
CarriersTGV, EurostarMore

Paris to Ghent Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

Your journey from Paris to Ghent with Virail

What's the best way to get from Paris to Ghent? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Paris to Ghent, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much does it cost to get from Paris to Ghent by train?

On average, a train ticket from Paris to Ghent will cost you $112.26. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $43.00. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a train ticket from Paris to Ghent will cost you $112.26. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Paris to Ghent by train?

The distance between Paris and Ghent is approximately 163.67 mi. In general, it will take you about 2 hr 24 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Paris and Ghent by train usually takes 2 hr 24 min to cover a distance of 163.67 mi. The shortest journey from Paris to Ghent will take you 2 hr 6 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Ghent quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the first and last departures from Paris to Ghent?

The first daily departure from Paris to Ghent leaves at 6:18 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 9:54 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Paris and Ghent. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first departure of the night from Paris to Ghent leaves at 6:18 AM, while the last journey sets out at 9:54 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Paris and Ghent. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

What are the stations on the Paris to Ghent route?

You will be able to leave Paris by using stations such as Paris Beauvais-Tillé Airport,Paris Gare du Nord,Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2C,Paris Montparnasse 3 Vaugirard,Paris - Orly Airport,Paris La Défense,Paris - Gare De Lyon,Paris, Porte Maillot. These connect you to stations including Gent Dampoort,Gent - St Pieters,Merelbeke in Ghent. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Paris or in Ghent, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do journeys run from Paris to Ghent?

The route from Paris to Ghent is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Paris 17 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Paris to Ghent, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 17 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Paris to Ghent. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Paris to Ghent, 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 Paris to Ghent.

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 $41.04 to $100.17 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 59% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Paris to Ghent

The cheapest Paris - Ghent train tickets can be found for as low as $47.74 if you’re lucky, or $62.71 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $108.63.

Find the best day to travel to Ghent by train

When travelling to Ghent 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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Eurostar is a high-speed passenger train service connecting London with several cities in mainland Europe, including Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Launched in 1994, Eurostar has since established itself as a popular mode of transportation for leisure and business travelers. With speeds reaching up to 300 km/h, Eurostar trains offer a fast and environmentally-friendly.

SNCB is Belgium's national railway company. Founded in 1926, SNCB operates passenger and freight trains on the Belgian rail network, which spans over 3,600 kilometers of track. SNCB's passenger services include domestic and international routes, with connections to neighboring countries such as France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. The company operates a range of train types, from high-speed trains like the Thalys and Eurostar to regional and commuter trains.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Paris to Ghent

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Eurostar, SNCB and TER when traveling from Paris to Ghent.

Standard

Eurostar Standard tickets are for budget-conscious travelers and the most widely available and affordable option. However, they have limited flexibility
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Standard Premier

Eurostar Standard Premier tickets offer a premium economy experience, ideal for work in quiet and comfort, but at a higher cost than Standard. This ticket includes extra legroom, complimentary meals, and access to magazines.
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Business Premier

Business Premier tickets are Eurostar's first-class option with top-level comfort and flexibility, but also the most expensive. With this ticket, you will have spacious seating, delectable meals served at your seat, access to exclusive lounges, and dedicated assistance.
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Second

Second class SNCB train tickets give you the opportunity to travel solo or in a group with affordable options.
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First

First-class carriages are easily identified by a yellow band and the number 1. They offer more space and a quieter environment. It is advisable to opt for first class during busy train commutes.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Business Premier travelers and Eurostar™ carte blanche holders enjoy free wi-fi in lounges at select stations. Free wi-fi vouchers are available at Ashford's information desk. All trains also provide free wi-fi, connect via EurostarTrainsWiFi.
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Starting September 2012, a quiet coach option is available for Business and Standard Premier travelers at no extra cost.
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Every seat features UK and European power sockets. Business Premier and Standard Premier also include USB sockets.
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Your Eurostar ticket allows you to take a generous amount of luggage on board with no weight restrictions. You can carry two suitcases and one hand-held item, all labeled properly, as long as they don't exceed 85 cm in length. Baby strollers and pushchairs are allowed on board. You can also bring your bike or musical instrument, which will count as one of your two medium-sized luggage pieces as long as it is in a carrying case under 85 cm in length.
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Assistance for travelers with disabilities or the elderly is available at all stations. The type of assistance varies by location. Pre-booking at least 24 hours in advance is recommended, with a 60-minute prior arrival if not pre-booked.
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Café Métropole aboard Eurostar trains offers discounts for reusable cups. Unsold food is donated to Olio, benefiting London communities. Food in Standard Premier: Standard Premier offers international dishes throughout the day. Breakfast features fruits, pastries, and more until 10:14. After 10:15, enjoy a light meal, dessert, and drinks. Food in Business Premier: Business Premier's menu is curated by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE. Drinks, from tea to champagne, are available throughout the journey.
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Fresh air is constantly drawn in and filtered throughout the journey.
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Got a musical instrument or guitar under 85 cm? You can include it as part of your luggage on Eurostar. If you have a boxed bike, reserve a spot by reaching out to the Eurostar travel service (available on select trains). Folding and children's bikes under 85 cm are welcome, but they should be in a protective bag. Heads up: e-scooters and hoverboards are a no-go. Plus, you can bring along a pair of skis or a snowboard in addition to your luggage
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Most SNCB train carriages have electrical outlets.
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Assistance service is provided for persons with reduced mobility.
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Wifi service is not available on SNCB trains.
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On SNCB trips, you're allowed to bring 3 pieces of luggage with a combined weight under 30kg. Once settled, neatly stow your items either above or below your seat. Feel free to bring along briefcases, backpacks, suitcases, manual or automatic wheelchairs, pushchairs, prams, foldable bikes, unicycles, scooters, and even sports gear like skis.
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No restaurant car available on SNCB trains. It's recommended for passengers to carry their own snacks and water.
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Currently, 30% of SNCB train seats lack air conditioning. The aim is to reduce this to 20% by 2026 and to equip all trains with air conditioning by 2032.
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You can bring briefcases, rucksacks, suitcases, wheelchairs, pushchairs, prams, folding bikes, unicycles, scooters, and sports equipment on board for free. The maximum weight allowed is 30 kg, and a maximum of three items per passenger. You should stow their luggage in the provided space above and below their seats. For (electric) bicycles, tandems, bicycle carts, or segways, a Bike Supplement is required.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TGV, Eurostar and SNCB from Paris to Ghent
Compare services on board when travelling from Paris to Ghent by train.
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Paris to Ghent CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
18.44kg
Bus
19.76kg
Flight
52.68kg
Car
42.15kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Paris to Ghent by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Paris and Ghent are 18.44kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Paris and Ghent? By taking the train between Paris and Ghent you will save 34.24kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.32kg compared to a bus and 23.71kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Ghent?
A train ticket from Paris to Ghent is $112.26. 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 $43.00.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Paris to Ghent?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Paris to Ghent is $43.00. 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 Paris and Ghent by train?
Paris to Ghent is 163.67 mi.
How long does the train between Paris and Ghent take?
Paris to Ghent is on average 2 hr 24 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 6 min.
Which companies operate from Paris to Ghent?
The train journey from Paris to Ghent is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV, Eurostar, SNCB, TER, TGV inOui and Thalys.
How many train connections per day go from Paris to Ghent?
Paris to Ghent has 17 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Paris to Ghent leave?
The earliest train from Paris to Ghent departs at 6:18 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 Paris to Ghent depart?
The latest train from Paris to Ghent departs at 9:54 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 Paris to Ghent 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 $43.00 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Paris to Ghent by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Paris and Ghent is 2 hr 6 min.
Is there a direct train from Paris to Ghent?
Yes, there is a direct train between Paris and Ghent.
What are the CO2 emissions for Paris to Ghent by train?
The train journey from Paris to Ghent creates 18.44kg of CO2 emissions.

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