To Gent by train Ghent Reviews
To Gent by train Dec 27, 2013
I came to Gent by train from Antwerp and left the city on the same route. Apart from that, I also went to Brugge by train from Gent. Both lines were served at least half hourly and travel times were approx. 1 hour to Antwerp and 30 minutes to Brugge.
In December 2013 a standard single ticket to Antwerp cost 9,20 Euro and to Brugge 6,30 Euro. During my visit of Gent the Belgian Railways also offered a special Christmas Deal for a day return ticket between any Belgian towns for only 10 Euro. So it seems to make sense to check all price options on the below mentioned website in advance.
Tickets can be bought online, at a staffed counter or at self-service machines. All machines take cards and some even take Euro coins (no notes). There is no price difference wherever you buy the ticket and tickets are not bound to any train.
Gent has two train stations: Gent Sint Pieters and Gent Dampoort. The more important Gent Sint-Pieters station is equipped with all facilities, which you expect to find at a modern train station. It is situated just over 2 km south of the historic city centre, which can be reached by tram #1.
The station Gent Dampoort can be found about 800 metres east of the city centre. So if you know what you are doing, you can also get off the train here, as all trains seem to stop at both stations.
Part of the Gent (Belgium, 12.2013) travel blog
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