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Taking the train from Zaventem to Ghent in 56 minutes

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

It usually takes around 1 hour 8 minutes to travel the 55 km from Zaventem to Ghent by train, although you can get there in as little as 56 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 $15.67 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 Ghent? 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.

Zaventem to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 1h 8m to travel from Zaventem to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 34 miles (55 km). There are normally 55 trains per day traveling from Zaventem to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from $15.67 when you book in advance.

First train

5:05 am

Last train

11:48 pm

Departure station

Zaventem

Arrival station

Ghent

Journey time

From 56m

Distance

34 miles (55 km)

Frequency

55 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $15.67

Train and bus operators

SNCB

Zaventem to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zaventem to Ghent for Tuesday Jul 30th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:10 am 12:32 pm 1h 22m, 2 changes
11:48 am 12:57 pm 1h 9m, 1 change
12:05 pm 1:06 pm 1h 1m, 1 change
12:10 pm 1:32 pm 1h 22m, 2 changes
12:48 pm 1:57 pm 1h 9m, 1 change
1:05 pm 2:06 pm 1h 1m, 1 change
1:10 pm 2:32 pm 1h 22m, 2 changes
1:48 pm 2:57 pm 1h 9m, 1 change
2:05 pm 3:06 pm 1h 1m, 1 change
2:10 pm 3:32 pm 1h 22m, 2 changes

SNCB trains from Zaventem to Ghent

You can travel from Zaventem to Ghent on SNCB 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.

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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.

SNCB classes from Zaventem to Ghent

Compare the different travel classes offered by SNCB when traveling from Zaventem to Ghent.

Onboard services on SNCB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Zaventem to Ghent.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

When traveling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of baggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg (66.1 pounds). Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your baggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following baggage on board for free:

  • Briefcases, rucksacks and suitcases
  • Wheelchairs (manual or automatic)
  • Pushchairs and prams
  • Folding bikes, unicycles, scooters
  • Sports equipment (e.g. skis)
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, SNCB does not offer a food and drink service. Although, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

SNCB offer free WiFi in their main stations, including Brussels Central, Bruges, Antwerp Central and more. Currently, SNCB do not offer WiFi onboard their trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

As long as they are traveling with a person aged 12 or above with a valid ticket, children under 12 can travel for free without a ticket. However, please note that this only applies to a maximum of 4 children per passenger with a valid ticket. If you have any additional children traveling with you, they will need a half-price Kids Ticket.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Hoping to travel with your bike? You’ll need to add a Bike Supplement to your ticket. However, if you’re traveling with a folding bike, you don’t need to worry about paying. Bike Supplements are paid on top of your rail fare and cost €4 for a single journey.

When boarding, speak to the train conductor and they will tell you if there are spaces available and where you can put your bicycle. SNCB advise you not to travel with a bike at Peak times, because bicycle spaces may not be available.

PetPetPets

Guide and assistance dogs

Travel is free for guide and assistance dogs. You won’t need to add a Pet Supplement to your ticket.

Pets

Pets are welcome to travel on SNCB trains if they are on a lead or in a small basket, cage or box. For animals on a lead, a Pet Supplement costs €3 for a single trip. If your pet is in a small basket, cage or box that is smaller than 30 x 55 x 30 cm (11.8 x 21.6 x 11.8 inches), you do not need to pay for a Pet Supplement. Finally, your pet is not allowed to sit on the seats or tables.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with reduced mobility should directly contact SNCB to make use of their free assistance service. You can take your wheelchair on board the train for free, regardless of whether or not you use the SNCB's free assistance service. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can take the train for free in 2nd class.

Cheap train tickets from Zaventem to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Zaventem to Ghent starts at $15.67 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 Zaventem 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 Zaventem to Ghent

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

The average journey time by train between Zaventem and Ghent is 1 hour and 8 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Zaventem and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zaventem to Ghent is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Zaventem to Ghent cost?

Train tickets from Zaventem to Ghent can start from as little as $15.67 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 Zaventem to Ghent?

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.

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

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

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

The last train from Zaventem to Ghent leaves at 23:48. 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 Zaventem and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Zaventem to Ghent cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.


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