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train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

I will be arriving in Brussels at 16:00 on July 29 and will be travelling onwards to Ghent. I would be very grateful if someone could advise me on train or bus connections.

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1. Re: train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

Hello,

Are you arriving at the airport or by Eurostar train ? You should take a train, not a bus. You can find all train connections on www.belgianrail.be. If you are arriving at the airport your point of departure will be brussel-nat-luchthaven (Nmbs-sncb). If you are arriving by Eurostar your point of departure will be Brussel-Zuid (Nmbs-Sncb). Destination is Gent-Sint-Pieters (Nmbs-Sncb).

Regards,

Hilde

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2. Re: train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

Thanks for that information. I am arriving at the airport and not by Eurostar. I was wondering if it is possible to get a direct train or will I have to change trains.

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3. Re: train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

< I am arriving at the airport ... I was wondering if it is possible to get a direct train >

Yes - there are direct trains from Brussels Airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters.

http://www.belgianrail.be/en/Default.aspx

From: Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven

To: Gent-Sint-Pieters

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4. Re: train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

Not all trains are direct. The fastest connection is the direct train at 16:46 in the direction of De Panne which will take you to Ghent in 56 minutes.

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5. Re: train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

16:46 on a monday could be a busy train. If you can afford it and you need extra space for suitcases/bags then you might consider buying a first class ticket. The railway station is at level -1 of the airport. You can buy your ticket there. No need to buy it in advance.

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6. Re: train connections from Brussels airport to Ghent

Thanks for all the advice. I will consider the first class ticket.

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