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About the train journey from Lille to Ghent

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The train from Lille to Ghent usually takes 1 hour 18 minutes on average to travel 66 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 9 minutes. You can expect to find 26 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Lille and Ghent, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Ghent.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Lille to Ghent in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $12.39.

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.

Lille to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 1h 18m to travel from Lille to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 41 miles (66 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Lille to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from $12.39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 9m
PriceFrom $12.39
Distance41 miles (66 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train06:01
Last train22:09
Departure stationLille
Arrival stationGhent
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus

Lille to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to Ghent for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:37 11:57 1h 20m, 1 change
11:09 12:24 1h 15m, 1 change
12:09 13:24 1h 15m, 1 change
12:30 13:57 1h 27m, 1 change
13:09 14:24 1h 15m, 1 change
13:51 15:06 1h 15m, 1 change
14:30 15:57 1h 27m, 1 change
15:09 16:23 1h 14m, 1 change
16:08 17:21 1h 13m, 1 change
16:09 17:24 1h 15m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Lille to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Lille to Ghent starts at $12.39 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 Lille 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 Lille to Ghent

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

The average journey time by train between Lille and Ghent is 1 hour and 18 minutes, with around 26 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 Lille and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Ghent is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to Ghent cost?

Train tickets from Lille to Ghent can start from as little as $12.39 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 Lille to Ghent?

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

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

The first train from Lille to Ghent leaves at 06:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lille to Ghent leaves at 22:09. 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 Lille and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to Ghent cover a distance of around 41 miles (66 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Lille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lille to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 11/29/2022 for travel on 11/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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