This guide on how to get from Brussels to Ghent will show you all the options to make this transfer in the fastest and most comfortable way by choosing the transport that best suits your preferences and needs.
The closest airport to Ghent is Brussels Zaventem, located 60 kilometers away and less than an hour by public transport from the city center. You also have a good connection with this jewel of Flanders from Charleroi airport and the three main train stations in Brussels: Midi (South), North and Central, which is probably the most used option by travelers.
Based on the experience of our trip to Ghent, Leuven and Antwerp, in which we made this transfer, we explain how to get to Ghent from Brussels To make it as easy as possible. We start!
How to get from Brussels to Ghent by train
Taking a train to Ostend from Zaventem airport or any of the 3 Brussels stations is the fastest option to get to Ghent.
If you land in Zaventem you have trains with a frequency of about 20 minutes that will leave you at the Ghent (Gent-Sint-Pieters) station in an hour for about 14 euros although you have to take into account that two direct trains leave per hour to Ghent and in the others you have to change at the Brussels South Station.
The train leaves the station below the terminal and you can check the schedules and make reservations from this page.
If you are staying in Brussels we recommend you first follow this guide on how to get from Brussels airport to the center and then take a direct train to Ghent from any of the stations in the Belgian capital.
These trains have a frequency of 15 minutes and make the transfer from Brussels to Ghent in 40 minutes for about 9 euros, since the fee of 5 euros from the airport does not apply.
As a tip and to save up to 50% on the price of train tickets, we advise you to travel on the weekend or buy the Go Pass 10 for children under 26 for 50 euros or the Rail Pass for people over 26 years for 80 euros, which are 10-ticket tickets that are not personal and can be used by several people at once.
Graslei and Korenlei docks