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How to travel from Utrecht to Ghent by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Utrecht to Ghent? Look no further.

You'll usually find 21 trains per day running between Utrecht and Ghent, which usually take 3 hours 33 minutes to complete the 149 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 30 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Ghent from Utrecht, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Utrecht to Ghent if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $29.60. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Utrecht to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 3h 33m to travel from Utrecht to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 93 miles (149 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Utrecht to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from $29.60 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 30m


149 miles (93 km)


21 trains per day


2 changes


From $29.60

Train and bus operators


Utrecht to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht to Ghent for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:52 12:33 2h 41m, 2 changes
10:52 13:33 2h 41m, 2 changes
11:52 14:33 2h 41m, 2 changes
12:18 15:33 3h 15m, 2 changes
12:33 15:33 3h 0m, 3 changes
13:52 16:33 2h 41m, 2 changes
15:03 17:33 2h 30m, 2 changes
16:03 18:33 2h 30m, 2 changes
17:03 19:33 2h 30m, 2 changes
18:03 20:33 2h 30m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Utrecht to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Utrecht to Ghent starts at $29.60 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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Ghent

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

The average journey time by train between Utrecht and Ghent is 3 hours and 33 minutes, with around 21 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 Utrecht and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Ghent is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Utrecht to Ghent cost?

Train tickets from Utrecht to Ghent can start from as little as $29.60 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 Utrecht to Ghent?

No, there are no direct train services from Utrecht to Ghent. Travelling from Utrecht to Ghent by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Utrecht to Ghent leaves at 06:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Utrecht to Ghent leaves at 23:41. 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 Utrecht and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Utrecht to Ghent cover a distance of around 93 miles (149 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Utrecht.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Utrecht to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 01/19/2023 for travel on 01/19/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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