The main entrance at  Gent Sint-Pieters station

Lille to Gent / Ghent / Gand by train

How to take the rail journey from Lille to Ghent / Gand / Gent



From Lille Flandres to Gent Sint-Pieters / Gand Saint-Pierre

Travel Information

Final Destination: Anvers (Antwerpen)

Anvers is the French name for Antwerp/Antwerpen, so when looking at the departure board and info screens at Lille Flandres station, you need to look for the trains heading to Anvers.

All trains also call at: Mouscron; Kortrijk (connect for Ypres/Ieper)

1 x train per hour


Book early and save: No

Tickets can be booked online up to one month ahead, but they will cost the same if paid for at the station on the day of travel.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
NS Intl from €29

NS Intl Guide

NS is the Dutch national rail operator and it operates a bespoke website for the booking of international rail journeys from and to The Netherlands.
Therefore it offers tickets for journeys by:

  • Thalys trains to Bruxelles and Paris
  • IC trains to Berlin via Hannover and Bruxelles via Antwerpen
  • Eurostar to London
  • ICE trains to Basel and Frankfurt (Main) via Koln
  • the Nightjet trains to Austria and Germany

NS International also sells tickets to a range of destinations in Austria, Czechia, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland, which involve a change of train in Germany, along with the destinations in France, which can be accessed by making a connection in Bruxelles.

B-Europe *

B-Europe Guide

B-Europe is the website provided by Belgium's national railway operator for the sale of international rail journeys from and to Belgium.
Therefore tickets can be booked for the following international train services to/from Belgium

  • Eurostar
  • IC trains to France, Luxembourg and The Netherlands
  • ICE trains to Germany
  • Thalys trains to Germany, The Netherlands and Paris
  • TGV trains to destination in France other than Paris
    B-Europe offers a 'Best Fares' policy for journey by these trains.

It also sells international end-to-end journeys solely by train, with connections outside of Belgium, if you will be heading to popular destinations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Users of Eurail and InterRail passes can also book seat reservations on the Eurostar and Thalys services without paying booking fees.

On this journey

Good to Know

Note that these trains depart from Lille Flandres station and NOT from Lille Europe station.

You may have to change trains at Mouscron, despite joining a train that is apparently heading to Anvers via Gent.

These trains call first at Gent St-Pieters station (the main station in Gent) and then at Gent-Dampoort station.
This latter station is to the east of the heart of the city, closer to the city centre than St-Pieters.

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