By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Gent / Ghent / Gand (Belgium)

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Gent / Ghent / Gand (Belgium)

Gent Sint-Pieters / Gand Saint-Pierre
Journey Time
2hr 50min - 3hr 5min* (approx)
*The journey time shown on Eurostar website does not include the Bruxelles/Brussels to Gent/Ghent journey.

Ghent/Gent is one of the easiest locations to access when travelling from London to Europe by train.

Simply take the Eurostar to Bruxelles and then hop on one of the frequent trains from Bruxelles to Gent.

Mon -Thurs= 8 x connections per day
Friday = 9 x connections
Sat/Sun = 7 x connections per day

Changing trains in: Bruxelles/Brussels

The variations in journey time partially depend on the connecting time between the trains at Bruxelles Midi/Zuid station.

More information is available on our changing trains at Bruxelles-Midi station guide.

The quicker journey times are indicative of a connecting time between trains of around 20 minutes.

But the ticket will be valid on any train between Bruxelles and Gent -  and there are a minimum of 2 x IC trains on from Bruxelles per hour.

**The final connection of the day on Sunday is a bit of a gamble - you'll have around 25 mins to make the connection, so if the Eurostar arrives too late, you will be stuck in Bruxelles/Brussels.

If you will be booking London to Gent/Ghent tickets on, you will need to enter Ghent as the destination.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 2hr 1min - 2hr 20min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Arrive: Gent / Ghent / Gand (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 45 mins

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Ticket information

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