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How to travel from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent by train

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

There are around 71 trains per day running between Bruxelles-Luxembourg and Ghent, which usually take 1 hour 2 minutes to complete the 31 miles (51 km) journey. It can take as little as 56 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. You can travel on this route with SNCB, the main train operator in Belgium, who run modern comfortable Intercity and local trains to Ghent.

You can save money on train tickets from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €11.20. 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 timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 1h 2m to travel from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (51 km). There are normally 71 trains per day travelling from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from €11.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 56m
PriceFrom €11.20
Distance31 miles (51 km)
Frequency71 trains per day
First train05:19
Last train23:16
Departure stationBruxelles-Luxembourg
Arrival stationGhent
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:06 13:06 1h 0m, 1 change
12:19 13:21 1h 2m, 1 change
12:36 13:32 56m, 1 change
12:52 13:57 1h 5m, 1 change
13:06 14:06 1h 0m, 1 change
13:19 14:21 1h 2m, 1 change
13:36 14:32 56m, 1 change
13:52 14:57 1h 5m, 1 change
14:06 15:06 1h 0m, 1 change
14:19 15:20 1h 1m, 1 change

SNCB trains from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent

You can travel from Bruxelles-Luxembourg 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent starts at €11.20 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent take?

The average journey time by train between Bruxelles-Luxembourg and Ghent is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 71 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent cost?

Train ticket prices from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent can start from as little as €11.20 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent?

No, there are no direct train services from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent. Travelling from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent leave?

The first train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent leave?

The last train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent leaves at 23:16. 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Bruxelles-Luxembourg 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 Bruxelles-Luxembourg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 12/23/2021 for travel on 12/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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