By Train from Paris (France) to Gent / Ghent / Gand (Belgium) - Option 2: Indirect

Journey Summary

Depart Paris (France)

Paris Gare Du Nord/Paris Nord

Arrive Gent / Ghent / Gand (Belgium)

Gent Sint-Pieters / Gand Saint-Pierre
Journey Time
2hr 37min (via Lille)
up to 13 x connections per day.

This routing via Lille is longer than travelling from Paris to Gent/Ghent to train via Bruxelles, but it can be around 50% cheaper.

If you will be travelling wiith a Eurail or an Interrail Pass, you will definitely be saving as the rail pass reservation fees are cheaper on the TGV trains to Lille, than on the Thalys trains to Bruxelles

The connecting time between trains at Lille Flandres station will be usually be around 20 mins.

If the train from Paris arrives too late to make this connection, tickets will be valid on a later train - seats can't be reserved on the trains between Lille and Gent/Ghent,

There is 1 x train per hour between Lille and Gent/Ghent/Gand*

*Gand and not Gent will be shown on the electronic departure information at Lille Flandres station.

At Lille Flandres station look for the train heading to Anvers.

It's a good idea to look up the location of your final destination in Gent/Ghent before booking the alternative routing via Bruxelles.

These trains from Lille to Gent/Gent also call at Gent-Dampoort station after they have called at Gent-Sint Pieters station.

Gent-Dampoort is closer to the city centre than Gent-Sint Pieters station and the trains from Bruxelles only call at Gent-Sint Pieters.

Train 1

  • Depart: Paris (France)
  • Arrive: Lille (France)
  • Journey time: 1hr (approx)

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Train 2

  • Depart: Lille (France)
  • Arrive: Gent / Ghent / Gand (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 1hr 15min (approx)

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Ticket information

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