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Taking the train from Ghent to Paris in 2 hours 6 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Ghent to Paris? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 2 hours 36 minutes to travel the 264 km from Ghent to Paris by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 6 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 27 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Ghent to Paris start from $23.24 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Paris? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Ghent to Paris by train

It takes an average of 2h 36m to travel from Ghent to Paris by train, over a distance of around 164 miles (264 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Ghent to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $23.24 when you book in advance.

First train

05:55

Last train

20:36

Departure station

Ghent

Arrival station

Paris

Journey time

2h 6m

Distance

264 miles (164 km)

Frequency

27 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $23.24

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Ghent to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ghent to Paris for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:24 11:35 2h 11m, 1 change
10:55 13:05 2h 10m, 1 change
11:24 13:44 2h 20m, 1 change
11:39 14:44 3h 5m, 2 changes
12:55 15:05 2h 10m, 1 change
13:24 15:38 2h 14m, 1 change
13:36 16:14 2h 38m, 2 changes
14:24 16:44 2h 20m, 1 change
14:36 17:14 2h 38m, 2 changes
15:23 17:35 2h 12m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Paris

The price of train tickets from Ghent to Paris starts at $23.24 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 Ghent to Paris 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 Ghent to Paris

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

The average journey time by train between Ghent and Paris is 2 hours and 36 minutes, with around 27 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ghent to Paris is 2 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Ghent to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Ghent to Paris can start from as little as $23.24 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 Paris?

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

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

The first train from Ghent to Paris leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ghent to Paris leaves at 20:36. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Ghent to Paris cover a distance of around 164 miles (264 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Ghent.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ghent to Paris 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 01/21/2023 for travel on 01/21/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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