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Travel from Antwerp to Ghent by train in 57 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Antwerp to Ghent by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Antwerp to Ghent by train is 1 hour, although on the fastest services it can take just 57 minutes. Around 55 trains per day travel the 31 miles (51 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Ghent. Trains on this route are operated by SNCB, the national rail operator in Belgium. Whether you're travelling on one of their Intercity or local services, all trains are modern and comfortable.

Book train tickets from Antwerp to Ghent in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £12.25. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Antwerp to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 1h 0m to travel from Antwerp to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (51 km). There are normally 55 trains per day travelling from Antwerp to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from £12.25 when you book in advance.

First train

04:36

Last train

23:36

Departure station

Antwerp

Arrival station

Ghent

Journey time

From 57m

Distance

31 miles (51 km)

Frequency

55 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £12.25

Train and bus operators

SNCB, Flixbus

Antwerp to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Antwerp to Ghent for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:36 12:33 57m, direct
11:51 12:50 59m, direct
12:06 13:08 1h 2m, direct
12:36 13:33 57m, direct
12:51 13:50 59m, direct
13:06 14:08 1h 2m, direct
13:36 14:33 57m, direct
13:51 14:50 59m, direct
14:06 15:08 1h 2m, direct
14:36 15:33 57m, direct

SNCB trains from Antwerp to Ghent

You can travel from Antwerp 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.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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 Antwerp to Ghent

Compare the different travel classes offered by SNCB when travelling from Antwerp to Ghent.

Onboard services on SNCB

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

LuggageLuggageLuggage

When travelling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of luggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg. Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your luggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following luggage 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 travelling 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 travelling 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 travelling 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, 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 Antwerp to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Antwerp to Ghent starts at £12.25 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 Antwerp 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Antwerp and Ghent is 1 hour and 0 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 Antwerp and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Antwerp to Ghent is 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Antwerp to Ghent cost?

Train ticket prices from Antwerp to Ghent can start from as little as £12.25 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Antwerp to Ghent?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerp to Ghent without having to change trains. There are 52 direct trains from Antwerp to Ghent each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Antwerp to Ghent leaves at 04:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Antwerp to Ghent leaves at 23:36. 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 Antwerp and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Antwerp to Ghent cover a distance of around 31 miles (51 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Antwerp.

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