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Basel to Ghent by train

  • First train
    05:01
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 16m
  • Distance
    479 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Ghent by train

Fast trains from Basel to Ghent take around 6 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 479 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Ghent.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Ghent?

Journeys between Basel and Ghent usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Basel to Ghent every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Ghent?

The Basel to Ghent train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Ghent train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ghent is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:01 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 05:11, and the last at 23:40.

When to book Basel to Ghent train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Ghent by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Ghent?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Ghent, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Ghent to Basel by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.