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Taking the train from Brussels Airport (Zaventem) to Ghent in 53m

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

You can expect the journey from Brussels Airport to Ghent by train to take around 1h 8m. You’ll usually find around 78 trains per day running on this route, which spans 34 miles (55 km). Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Ghent. Take an SNCB train from Brussels Airport to Ghent and you’ll reach your destination in just 53m on the fastest services.

You can save money on train tickets from Brussels Airport to Ghent if you book in advance. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Ghent by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 1h 7m to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 34 miles (55 km). There are normally 78 trains per day travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 53m
PriceFrom €17.90
Distance34 miles (55 km)
Frequency78 trains per day
First train00:02
Last train23:02
Departure stationBrussels-Airport-Zaventem
Arrival stationGhent
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:03 12:57 54m, direct
12:24 13:21 57m, 1 change
12:24 13:47 1h 23m, direct
12:30 13:32 1h 2m, 1 change
13:03 13:57 54m, direct
13:24 14:21 57m, 1 change
13:24 14:47 1h 23m, direct
13:30 14:32 1h 2m, 1 change
14:03 14:57 54m, direct
14:25 15:20 55m, 1 change

SNCB trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent

You can travel from Brussels-Airport-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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent starts at €17.90 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 Brussels-Airport-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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Ghent is 1 hour and 7 minutes, with around 78 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent is 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent cost?

Train ticket prices from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent can start from as little as €17.90 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent leave?

The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent leaves at 23:02. 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Ghent by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. 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 01/05/2022 for travel on 01/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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