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Travelling from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train

Looking to travel from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 9 minutes to travel from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 56 minutes though. You'll usually find 79 trains per day running along the 35 miles (56 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem. This route is served by SNCB, the main rail operator in Belgium. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling on either an Intercity or local SNCB train.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem start from £18.83 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train

It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, over a distance of around 35 miles (56 km). There are normally 79 trains per day travelling from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and tickets for this journey start from £18.83 when you book in advance.

First train

04:39

Last train

23:48

Departure station

Gent-Sint-Pieters

Arrival station

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem

Journey time

From 56m

Distance

35 miles (56 km)

Frequency

79 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £18.83

Train and bus operators

SNCB, Flibco

Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem for Tuesday 25th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:12 12:35 1h 23m, direct
11:24 12:31 1h 7m, 1 change
11:39 12:35 56m, 1 change
12:00 12:58 58m, direct
12:12 13:35 1h 23m, direct
12:24 13:31 1h 7m, 1 change
12:39 13:35 56m, 1 change
13:00 13:58 58m, direct
13:12 14:35 1h 23m, direct
13:24 14:31 1h 7m, 1 change

SNCB trains from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem

You can travel from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem

Compare the different travel classes offered by SNCB when travelling from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.

Onboard services on SNCB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.

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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem

The price of train tickets from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem starts at £18.83 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem? 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem take?

The average journey time by train between Gent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 79 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem cost?

Train ticket prices from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem can start from as little as £18.83 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem without having to change trains. There are 35 direct trains from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leave?

The first train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leaves at 04:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leave?

The last train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train?

Trains travelling from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem cover a distance of around 35 miles (56 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters.

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