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About the train journey from Bruges (France) to Ghent

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The train from Bruges (France) to Ghent usually takes 9 hours 42 minutes on average to travel 757 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 6 hours 6 minutes. You can expect to find 17 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Bruges (France) and Ghent, you'll need to make 3 changes on your way to Ghent. You can choose to travel with TGV, Thalys or SNCF to get to Ghent. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bruges (France) to Ghent in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $80.55.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Ghent, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Bruges (France) to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 9h 42m to travel from Bruges (France) to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 471 miles (757 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Bruges (France) to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from $80.55 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station

Bruges (France)

Arrival station


Journey time

6h 6m


757 miles (471 km)


17 trains per day


3 changes


From $80.55

Train and bus operators

SNCB, SNCF, Thalys

Bruges (France) to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (France) to Ghent for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:27 15:06 7h 39m, 3 changes
08:54 15:32 6h 38m, 3 changes
10:54 17:06 6h 12m, 3 changes
11:29 18:04 6h 35m, 4 changes
12:54 19:32 6h 38m, 3 changes
13:52 20:21 6h 29m, 4 changes
13:52 20:36 6h 44m, 3 changes
16:27 07:11 14h 44m, 5 changes
16:27 07:20 14h 53m, 4 changes
16:55 07:11 14h 16m, 6 changes

TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains from Bruges (France) to Ghent

You can travel from Bruges (France) to Ghent on TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ghent starts at $80.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ghent by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bruges (France) to Ghent

Want to know more about your journey from Bruges (France) to Ghent? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bruges (France) to Ghent take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (France) and Ghent is 9 hours and 42 minutes, with around 17 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bruges (France) and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (France) to Ghent is 6 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Bruges (France) to Ghent cost?

Train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ghent can start from as little as $80.55 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bruges (France) to Ghent?

No, there are no direct train services from Bruges (France) to Ghent. Travelling from Bruges (France) to Ghent by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Bruges (France) to Ghent leave?

The first train from Bruges (France) to Ghent leaves at 06:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bruges (France) to Ghent leave?

The last train from Bruges (France) to Ghent leaves at 20:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bruges (France) and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (France) to Ghent cover a distance of around 471 miles (757 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Bruges (France).
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bruges (France) to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/03/2022 for travel on 12/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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