Thinking about taking the train from Zaventem to Ghent? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 14 minutes to travel the 55 km from Zaventem to Ghent by train, although you can get there in as little as 57 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 55 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. The route to Ghent is operated by SNCB, the Belgian national train operator. You're likely to be traveling on an Intercity or local service during your journey, both of which are modern and comfortable.
Train tickets from Zaventem to Ghent start from $12.25 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.
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|Journey time||From 57m|
|Distance||34 miles (55 km)|
|Frequency||55 trains per day|
|Train and bus operators||SNCB|
SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
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 Zaventem to Ghent by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Zaventem and Ghent is 1 hour and 14 minutes, with around 55 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zaventem to Ghent is 57 minutes.
Train tickets from Zaventem to Ghent can start from as little as $12.25 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Zaventem to Ghent. Travelling from Zaventem to Ghent by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Zaventem to Ghent leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zaventem to Ghent leaves at 23:47. 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.
Trains travelling from Zaventem to Ghent cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.