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Ghent to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 2h 51m to travel from Ghent to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 104 miles (168 km). There are normally 39 trains per day travelling from Ghent to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from $35.74 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 09m
Price$35.74 - $110.90
Distance104 miles (168 km)
Frequency39 trains per day
Departure stationGhent
Arrival stationAmsterdam
Changes1 change
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Ghent to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ghent to Amsterdam for Tuesday Jul 14th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters08:31 Amsterdam ZuidIntercity 726 SNCB Get tickets3h 03m, 3 changes
05:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters08:34 Amsterdam-CentraalIntercity 726 SNCB Get tickets3h 06m, 2 changes
05:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters08:37 Amsterdam-CentraalIntercity 726 SNCB Get tickets3h 09m, 1 change
06:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters09:31 Amsterdam ZuidIntercity 727 SNCB Get tickets3h 03m, 3 changes
06:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters09:34 Amsterdam-CentraalIntercity 727 SNCB Get tickets3h 06m, 2 changes
07:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters09:37 Amsterdam ZuidIntercity 728 SNCB Get tickets2h 09m, 2 changes
07:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters09:44 Amsterdam-CentraalIntercity 728 SNCB Get tickets2h 16m, 1 change
08:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters11:31 Amsterdam ZuidIntercity 729 SNCB Get tickets3h 03m, 3 changes
08:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters11:34 Amsterdam-CentraalIntercity 729 SNCB Get tickets3h 06m, 2 changes
08:28 Gent-Sint-Pieters11:37 Amsterdam-CentraalIntercity 729 SNCB Get tickets3h 09m, 1 change

Thalys trains from Ghent to Amsterdam

You can travel from Ghent to Amsterdam on Thalys 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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Amsterdam

Train tickets from Ghent to Amsterdam start at $35.74 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $69.82.
lowest price found
from$35.74
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$49.84
on the day
avg. single price$69.82

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 Ghent to Amsterdam 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Ghent to Amsterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Ghent to Amsterdam? 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 Ghent to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Ghent and Amsterdam is 2 hours and 51 minutes, with around 39 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 Ghent and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ghent to Amsterdam is 2 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Ghent to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Ghent to Amsterdam can start from as little as $35.74 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 Ghent to Amsterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Ghent to Amsterdam. Travelling from Ghent to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Ghent to Amsterdam leave?

The first train from Ghent to Amsterdam leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Ghent to Amsterdam leave?

The last train from Ghent to Amsterdam leaves at 20:35. 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 Ghent and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Ghent to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 104 miles (168 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Ghent.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ghent to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/14/2020. 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 07/06/2020 for travel on 07/23/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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